Friday, May 9, 2008

Criterion Collection releases Trafic

Yes! This is exciting. Longtime readers of "a lay of the land" will know that I'm a huge fan of the French filmmaker Jacques Tati. His 1973 film, the last to star Monsieur Hulot, Trafic is being released in a two disc set by the esteemed Criterion Collection. Here's the details of the release:

* - New, restored high-definition digital transfer
* - In the Footsteps of Monsieur Hulot (1989), a two-hour documentary tracing the evolution of Jacques Tati's beloved alter ego
* - Interview from 1971 with the cast of Trafic, from the French television program Le journal de cinéma
* - "The Comedy of Jacques Tati," a 1973 episode from the French television program Morceaux de bravoure
* - Theatrical trailer
* - New and improved English subtitle translation
* - PLUS: A new essay by film critic Jonathan Romney

This is very exciting. Apparently the DVD comes out in July, so look for my review of it in a couple months!

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