Now Fassbinder’s 15-hour-plus epic runs at 25fps, as per the original German television broadcast.
This edition boasts a strong collection of extras, but that can’t make up for the 4K scan’s imperfections.
Criterion outfits one of Ingmar Bergman’s most severe and ambitious films with a customarily gorgeous transfer.
Twilight Time’s gorgeous 4k transfer rescues John Huston’s cult classic from the grips of the public domain, restoring the original cut of the film that’s been unseen for decades.
A once-in-a-generation cinematic poet leaves us with a hypnotic, quietly enchanting farewell testament, but Criterion doesn’t fully rise to the occasion in properly honoring it.
In both films, death both threatens to throw a society into disarray and serves as a possible corrective for corruption.
Criterion’s beautiful 4k transfer and an abundance of extras do justice to one of New Hollywood’s more complex and challenging social message movies.
With this beautiful and lively transfer, Criterion brings Elaine May’s neglected masterpiece of male alienation back to pulsating life.