The Criterion Collection is an invaluable resource for cinephiles, offering an eclectic mix of classic and modern films from renowned filmmakers. This May, the Collection has outdone itself with a selection of titles that will delight any film fan.
Leading the list is Ridley Scott’s classic road trip galpals film, “Thelma & Louise.” Nominated for six Academy Awards and winning one for screenwriter Callie Khouri, the movie stands as a powerful ode to female friendship. The Criterion Collection is offering a director-approved special edition of the film, featuring a 4K digital restoration, supervised by Scott, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, two audio commentaries, new interviews, deleted and extended scenes, and more.
Céline Sciamma’s acclaimed feature “Petite Maman” is also being added to the Collection. Evoking childhood’s perpetual state of wonder, this quietly miraculous tale of emotional time travel follows a young girl and her mother as they visit her childhood home in the wake of her grandmother’s death. The director-approved special edition features a 4K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, a conversation between Sciamma and filmmaker Joachim Trier, and an essay by author So Mayer.
Peter Bogdanovich’s debut feature, “Targets” is also being added to the Collection. Produced by Roger Corman, this chillingly prescient vision of American-made carnage casts Boris Karloff as a version of himself and tells the story of a yakuza assassin who botches a job and ends up a target himself. The special edition features a new 2K digital restoration, supervised by Bogdanovich, with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, audio commentary, new interview, introduction, and more.
Finally, Seijun Suzuki’s “Branded to Kill” and Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire” are also being added to the Collection. The former tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin and the latter is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies, featuring Bruno Ganz as an angel who falls in love with a trapeze artist. Both films are presented in special editions featuring 4K digital restorations, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks, interviews, deleted scenes, and more.
The Criterion Collection’s May list of titles is a must-have for any film fan. With a selection of classic and modern films from iconic filmmakers, it’s sure to delight cinephiles and provide hours of entertainment.