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Criterion Feeling Blu

7 May, 2008 By: John Latchem

The Last Emperor

The Criterion Collection is preparing its first slate of Blu-ray titles for release this October.

The initial lineup includes Oscar-winner The Last Emperor, The Third Man (starring Orson Welles), Bottle Rocket, El Norte, The 400 Blows, Chungking Express, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Gimme Shelter, The Complete Monterey Pop, Contempt, For All Mankind, The Wages of Fear and Walkabout. The Blu-ray edition of Walkabout will be a new edition with a new transfer and new supplements.

Prices for the titles will match their standard-def versions.

Also, Criterion will release the theatrical version of The Last Emperor as a standalone DVD and Blu-ray at $39.95, alongside the upcoming Blu-ray boxed set and the previously released four-DVD set, which also included the longer TV version.

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