In a recent Criterion Collection Newsletter, the company, which specializes in classic and foreign titles, revealed that it will be releasing titles on Blu-ray beginning this October. A little over a dozen titles from the collection will feature glorious high-definition picture and sound, all the supplemental content of the DVD releases, and they will be priced to match its standard-def editions.
Titles mentioned include: The Third Man, Bottle Rocket, Chungking Express, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Last Emperor, El Norte, The 400 Blows, Gimme Shelter, The Complete Monterey Pop, Contempt, Walkabout, For All Mankind and The Wages of Fear.
With regards to the DVD Blu-ray box sets of The Last Emperor, Criterion will also be putting out the theatrical version as a stand-alone release in both formats, priced at $39.95. The Blu-ray release of Walkabout will be an all-new edition, featuring new supplements as well as a new transfer; we will also release an updated anamorphic DVD of Nicolas Roeg’s outback masterpiece at the same time.
Credit: The Criterion Collection