THREE FILMS BY HIROSHI TESHIGAHARA
WOMAN IN THE DUNES
THE FACE OF ANOTHER
SPECIAL FOUR-DISC SET FEATURES INCLUDE:
Video essays on all three films by critic and festival programmer James Quandt.
Four short films by Hiroshi Teshigahara: Hokusai (1953), Ikebana (1956), Tokyo 1958 (1958), and Ako/White Morning (1963).
A new documentary about the working relationship beween Teshigahara and Kobo Abe, including interviews with Japanese-film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato.
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by James Quandt, Howard Hampton, Audie Bock, and Peter Grilli and Max Tessiers 1964 interview with Teshigahara.
Video appreciation of filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky and Ivans Childhood, featuring Vida T. Johnson, coauthor of The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue.
New video interviews with cinematographer Vadim Yusov and actor Nikolai Burlyaev.
New and improved English subtitle translation.
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Dina Iordanova and new translations, by Robert Bird, of "Between Two Films," Andrei Tarkovskys essay about Ivans Childhood, and "Ivans Willow," a poem by the director's father, Arseny Tarkovsky.
ACE IN THE HOLE
Audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard.
Portrait of a "60% Perfect Man": Billy Wilder, a 1980 documentary featuring in-depth interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment.
Excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute.
Excerpts from an audio interview with co-screenwriter Walter Newman.
PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin.
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
Audio commentary by writer, film critic, and journalist Gilbert Adair.
Interviews with producer Carole Weisweiller, actors Nicole Stphane and Jacques eBrnard, and assistant director Claude Pinoteau.
Around Jean Cocteau (2003), a short video by filmmaker discussing Cocteau and Melville's working relationship.
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Gary Indiana and an excerpt from Rui Nogueiras Melville on Melville.