Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Happiness Coming In 4k from Criterion!

Holy cow - it's finally happening!  Criterion is releasing Happiness on BD and UHD on September 24th.  Yes, we're jumping all the way from a tragically non-anamorphic DVD to 4k Ultra HD.  Extras-wise, I wouldn't exactly call it over-loaded, but it's got new interviews with Solondz (by Charlotte Wells, director of Aftersun) and Dylan Baker, plus a booklet and all.

But just being able to fire up Happiness and watch it without feeling like you're watching an illicit Youtube upload from 2006 is going to be revolutionary.  And getting this right on the heels of Storytelling's blu-ray debut?  It's gonna be a hot Solondz summer, baby!

Monday, April 29, 2024

Storytelling Blu-ray This Summer!

Here's some good news - Storytelling is getting restored in HD and released on blu-ray this summer!  Specifically, it's scheduled to come out on July 9th from Shout Factory.  It's getting a new 2k scan from the interpositive with uncompressed 5.1 and 2.0 audio tracks and optional English subtitles.

Will it have extras?  Yes!  There will be brand-new on-camera interviews with the cinematographer Frederick Elmes and the composer Nathaon Larson, as well as the censored "red box" scene and theatrical trailer.  So we can finally toss our DVDs and make room for a new, high def version of Storytelling!