Roeg’s masterpiece “DON’T LOOK NOW” coming on Criterion discsMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Richly deserving of the full special-edition treatment, Nicolas Roeg’s classic chiller DON’T LOOK NOW is on the way in fully loaded disc editions from The Criterion Collection.
Criterion has announced that it will issue DON’T LOOK NOW on Blu-ray and a two-DVD set February 10. Based on a story by Daphne du Maurier and featuring the first feature score by genre maestro Pino Donaggio, the film stars Donald Sutherland (pictured above) and Julie Christie as a married couple grieving the death of their child who travel to Venice, where they begin experiencing a series of mysterious and frightening occurrences. The discs will feature new 4K digital restorations approved by Roeg, presented in 1.85:1 widescreen, with the following special features:
• New conversation between the film’s editor, Graeme Clifford, and film writer Bobbie O’Steen
• “DON’T LOOK NOW, Looking Back,” a short 2002 documentary featuring Roeg, Clifford and cinematographer Anthony Richmond
• “Death in Venice,” a 2006 interview with Donaggio
• “Something Interesting,” a new documentary on the writing and making of the film, featuring interviews with Richmond, Christie, Sutherland and co-screenwriter Allan Scott
• “Nicolas Roeg: The Enigma of Film,” a new documentary on Roeg’s style, featuring interviews with filmmakers Danny Boyle and Steven Soderbergh
• Q&A with Roeg at London’s Ciné Lumière from 2003
• Essay by film critic David Thompson
Retail prices are $29.95 for the DVD, $39.95 for the Blu-ray.