The Criterion Collection announced their June titles today and it's a boatload of goodies. First, on the high-def front are:
The Leopard (Luschino Visconti; 1963) [Blu-ray]
Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch; 1989) [Blu-ray]
Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni; 1964) [Blu-ray]
and on DVD we have:
Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami; 1990) [DVD]
Everlasting Moments (Jan Troell; 2009) [DVD]
Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed; 1940) [DVD]
Red Desert and Night Train to Munich are certainly most welcome, as neither are available on DVD in North America, and the latter Carol Reed film stars Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison and Paul Henreid!
Jan Troell's Everlasting Moments is a very good film (it made my Top 10 list) and Luschino Visconti's lush period drama, The Leopard, is an obvious in-house choice, considering Criterion already had the rights and simply had to convert it to high-def.
Cover art? Carol Reed's Night Train to Munich takes the cake, easily. I'm a little disappointed in Red Desert, it's a little boring, I have to say.