If you wondering what to spend your summer job money on this summer, The Criterion Collection has a few suggestions, with the boutique label unveiling their August slate. And as per usual, there’s lots to choose from.
First up, Alex Cox‘s “Sid & Nancy,” the company’s twentieth release, is back in print and coming in a new 4K restoration supervised by cinematographer Roger Deakins. The film is going to come loaded with extras including two audio commentaries, the documentary “England’s Glory” about the making of the film titled, plus lots of archival material of the Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious, and Nancy Spungen. Should be great stuff for fans.
If the grimy “Sid & Nancy” isn’t enough, you’ll also be able to pick up Mike Leigh‘s “Meantime,” which also features Gary Oldman, in his first big screen role. There won’t be much in the way of extras, but the new 2K restoration should be enough to get you grab it for your shelf.
Classic cinema fans will have a few treats to choose from. First, there’s Michael Curtiz‘s thriller “The Breaking Point,” which is a different adaptation of Ernest Hemingway‘s “To Have And Have Not” — you might be more familiar with the Bogie/Bacall flick. The disc comes with a healthy amount of extras, so don’t miss out. Meanwhile, Ronald Neame‘s “Hopscotch” has been re-upped in the collection, with new artwork and a new restoration. Lastly, Sacha Guitry‘s dark comedy “La Poison” gets the wacky C, and some nifty extras, including an interview with Olivier Assayas about the director.