Monday, August 17, 2009

IFC Hits Criterion

By Chase Kahn

In Criterion's latest round of announcements, Arnaud Desplechin's A Christmas Tale and Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah were both announced for release later this year.
Both films were released theatrically through IFC late last year/early this year and have apparently expired in their exclusive deal with Blockbuster, which has first dibs on anything released by IFC, therefore bypassing retailers (Amazon, Best Buy) and going straight to their shelves.

Unfortunately, a Blu-ray release is immenint only for Gomorrah, the sprawling expose on the Naples mafia and one of the better films you're likely to see from the last few years, but just a standard release for A Christmas Tale -- the French family drama/comedy that won it over big-time with critics late last year.

One question, where the hell is Stephen Soderbergh's Che? (Also released through IFC). Gomorrah box-art is on criterion's website here (I prefer the poster above, but, still solid) but none yet for A Christmas Tale.

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