Criterion has announced their upcoming August 2014 titles, which will begin on August 12 with John Cassavetes‘ Love Streams in which Cassavetes stars alongside Gena Rowlands as middle-aged brother and sister who find themselves caring for one another after the other loves in their lives abandon them. The film has been fully restored, comes with a new audio commentary featuring writer Michael Ventura, a video essay, interviews and more.
Next is Alfonso Cuaron‘s Y tu mamÃ¡ tambiÃ©n, the Mexico-set road story starring Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal that put Cuaron on the map. Set for release on August 19, the 2K digital restoration was supervised by director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki and approved by CuarÃ³n and comes with two new making of features, an interview with philosopher Slavoj Å½iÅ¾ek, deleted scenes, Carlos Cuaron’s 2002 short film You Owe Me One and more.
Also on August 19 comes Pedro Almodovar‘s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, which you’ll often hear Penelope Cruz refer to the film that introduced her to Almodovar’s work when she was 16 years old. She told W! Magazine back in 2012, “I listened to [Ennio Morricone’s] The Mission [soundtrack] every day, all day, for a month,” because Morricone had scored Tie Me Up! and she added, “That way, in my mind, Pedro was present in my house. My biggest goal was to work with Pedro.” Now you can see what moved Cruz to not only love Almodovar’s work but work with the director five times since then. The release comes with a new digital restoration, new making of documentary, an interview with Sony Pictures Classics copresident Michael Barker and more.
On August 26 Shohei Imamura‘s Vengeance is Mine will be released delivering the crime drama centered on the criminal exploits of Iwao Enokizu, a murderous thief on the lam.
However, the big release of the month for many is likely to be Bob Fosse‘s All That Jazz, a three-time Oscar winner and winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or and Criterion has pulled out all the stops for this one:
- New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Two audio commentaries: a feature-length one with editor Alan Heim and a scene-specific one with actor Roy Scheider
- Razzle-Dazzle, a new video essay on the film by critic Matt Zoller Seitz
- Episode from 1980 of the television talk show Tomorrow, featuring director Bob Fosse and choreographer Agnes de Mille
- New interview with Heim
- New interview with Fosse biographer Sam Wasson
- Interview excerpts and footage from the set, featuring Fosse and Scheider
- Portrait of a Choreographer, a 2007 documentary on Fosse
- The Soundtrack: Perverting the Standards, a 2007 documentary about the music in the film
- Interview from 2007 with George Benson about his song “On Broadway,” which opens the film
- A booklet featuring an essay by theater critic Hilton Als
Find more on each release right here and watch trailers for the new releases below.