On 1 October comes A RAISIN IN THE SUN. The classic film version of Lorraine Hansberry’s revelatory drama, starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee, has been newly restored.
Arriving on 15 October is THE UNINVITED. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night—this gothic Hollywood classic has it all.
On 29 October comes RUSHMORE, Wes Anderson’s hilarious cult phenomenon starring Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman
The classic film version of Lorraine Hansberry’s revelatory drama—starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee—newly restored.
LORRAINE HANSBERRY’s A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be on Broadway and is now an immortal part of the theatrical canon. Two years after its premiere, the production came to the screen, directed by DANIEL PETRIE. The original stars—including SIDNEY POITIER (In the Heat of the Night) and RUBY DEE (Do the Right Thing)—reprise their roles as members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance cheque they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how best to use the money. Vividly rendering Hansberry’s intimate observations on generational conflict and housing discrimination, Petrie’s film captures the high stakes, shifting currents, and varieties of experience within black life in mid-century America.
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Interview from 1961 with playwright and screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry
New interview with Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine, on the real-life events on which the play is based
Episode of Theatre Talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis
Excerpt from The Black Theatre Movement: From “A Raisin in the Sun” to the Present, a 1978 documentary, with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr.
New interview with film scholar Mia Mask, editor of Poitier Revisited
PLUS: An essay by scholar Sarita Cannon
A pair of siblings (Ministry of Fear’s RAY MILLAND and The Philadelphia Story’s RUTH HUSSEY) from London purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price; soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. Rich in atmosphere, The Uninvited, directed by LEWIS ALLEN (Suddenly), was ground-breaking for the seriousness with which it treated the haunted-house genre, and it remains an elegant and eerie experience, featuring a classic score by VICTOR YOUNG (Written on the Wind). A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night—this gothic Hollywood classic has it all.
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
New visual essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme
WES ANDERSON’S HILARIOUS CULT PHENOMENON STARRING BILL MURRAY AND JASON SCHWARTZMAN.
The dazzling sophomore film from WES ANDERSON (Fantastic Mr. Fox) is equal parts coming-of-age story, French New Wave homage, and screwball comedy. Tenth grader Max Fischer (The Darjeeling Limited’s JASON SCHWARTZMAN) is Rushmore Academy’s most extracurricular student—and its least scholarly. He faces expulsion and enters into unlikely friendships with both a lovely first-grade teacher (The Ghost Writer’s OLIVIA WILLIAMS) and a melancholy self-made millionaire (Groundhog Day’s BILL MURRAY, in an award-winning performance). Set to a soundtrack of classic British Invasion tunes, Rushmore defies categorisation; it captures the pain and exuberance of adolescence with wit, emotional depth, and cinematic panache.
New high-definition digital transfer of the director’s cut, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
Audio commentary by Anderson, co-writer Owen Wilson, and actor Jason Schwartzman
The Making of “Rushmore,” an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary by Eric Chase Anderson
Max Fischer Players Present: Theatrical “adaptations” of Armageddon, Out of Sight, and The Truman Show, staged for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards
Episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Anderson and actor Bill Murray
Cast audition footage
Wes Anderson’s hand-drawn storyboards, plus a film-to-storyboard comparison
Props, posters, behind-the-scenes photos, and other graphic ephemera
Original theatrical trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Dave Kehr
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