Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Criterion does Che

Finally, after months of speculation, the Criterion Collection has announced a street date of January 19, 2010 for its three-disc DVD and Blu-ray set of Steven Soderbergh's Che.

According to Criterion website, the extras on this director's approved edition include:

High-definition digital transfers of Che: Part One and Che: Part Two, supervised and approved by director Steven Soderbergh, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

Audio commentaries on both films, featuring Jon Lee Anderson, author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life

Making Che, a new documentary about the film’s production, featuring interviews with Soderbergh, producer Laura Bickford, actor-producer Benicio del Toro, and writers Peter Buchman and Ben van der Veen

New interviews with Cuban historians as well as participants in the 1958 Cuban Revolution and Che’s 1967 Bolivian campaign

Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailers; A booklet featuring an essay by critic Amy Taubin.

It's just a shame Criterion Blu-rays are still region encoded, unlike their DVDs which will play on my machine.

1 comment:

J.D. said...

Oh man, I cannot wait for this sucker to come out. I've heard that this will be the "Roadshow" version of the film. Looks like all kinds of extras. Should be another definitive Criterion release.