Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Criterion's America Lost and Found: The BBS Story


When I first wrote on Henry Jaglom's much maligned, and seemingly forgotten, A Safe Place a few years back I hardly had a hope that it would ever find its way to DVD, let alone as a special edition from The Criterion Collection. That is the exciting news though as A Safe Place will be released in November on what looks to be a historic Box-Set from Criterion entitled America Lost and Found: The BBS Story. Jaglom's masterful film starring Tuesday Weld, Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles is featured on the box that also includes special editions of Head, Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Drive He Said, The Last Picture Show and The King of Marvin Gardens. To call this box-set exciting is an understatement as there isn't one film here that I wouldn't label as a favorite. For all the specs, and they are tremendous, please visit this link. Thanks so much to Criterion for putting out such a remarkable collection. I can't wait for November!

6 comments:

Jerry Horne said...

Jeremy - great news! Are these going to be sold separately? Hard to tell on Criterion site.

Samuel Wilson said...

That looks like a terrific Xmas present for myself and another awesome achievement for Criterion. Thanks for the tip.

J.D. said...

This is an absolute insane box set! Can't wait! After THE THIN RED LINE, this is my most anticipated DVD release of the year!

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Guys,
The sheer awesomeness of this set knows no limits. I still can't believe it...

Jerry,
I'm not sure but it looks like, at first, they will only be availble as part of the box. Hopefully single release will come soon after.

Tony Dayoub said...

I was fortunate enough to see the restored print of FIVE EASY PIECES which will be used for this Blu transfer. If all of the others look as good as that, this set shall look amazing.

MrJeffery said...

wow, this is the coolest news i've heard all day!