Jane Campion's 'The Power of the Dog,' Spike Lee's 'Malcolm X,' and Others are among Criterion's November releases

Jane Campion's 'The Power of the Dog,' Spike Lee's 'Malcolm X,' and Others are among Criterion's Nov ...

Criterion has announced five new films to the Collection in November, including a 12-time Academy Award nominee from last year, a 4K digital restoration of an iconic Wong Kar Wai film, and another Spike Lee classic.

The Power of the Dog, a 4K UHD + Blu-ray combo film by Jane Campion, has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards this year, including Best Actress (for Benedict Cumberbatch), and Best Adapted Screenplay. The Power of the Dog will be available in three versions: a one-disc Blu-ray edition and a one-disc DVD edition.

With two other films, Bamboozled and Do the Right Thing, already included, Lee has won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Denzel Washington, and will also have a 4K UHD + Blu-ray combo edition as well as a standard Blu-ray version. The collector's set of The Infernal Affairs Trilogy will only have a one-disc Blu-ray edition.

In October, 'Night of the Living Dead,' 'Arsenic and Old Lace,' and other titles will be added to Criterion.

In The Mood for Love is a 4K digital remake of Wong Kar Wai's classic film, which is now available on the website as a one-disc Blu-ray and two-disc DVD version. Along with Okja, Raging Bull and Devil in a Blue Dress, the Criterion Collection has slowly been making its way into the 4K UHD Blu-ray world.

Below, you can see the specific release dates, synopsis, and bonus features for each title. For further information, see the whole Criterion Collection.

The answer is simple: if the whole world is bad, why shouldn't we be? Combining her anarchic message with a deeply radical aesthetic, director Vera Chytilova unleashes an optical storm of fluctuating film stocks, cartoonish stop-motion cutouts, and surreal costumes designed by Ester Krumbachova, who also cowrote the script.

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholars Daniel Bird and Peter Hames
  • New interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova
  • Documentary from 2002 about director Vera Chytilova
  • Documentary about the artistic collaboration among Chytilova, cinematographer Jaroslav Kucera, and screenwriter Ester Krumbachova
  • Two short films from 1962 by Chytilova: A Bagful of Fleas and Ceiling
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carmen Gray
  • New cover by Jillian Adel

Wong Kar Wais In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments, shot in Hong Kong on the same day. With its haunting soundtrack and exquisite cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bing, this film has been a major stylistic influence on Wong's redoubtable career.

  • 4K digital restoration with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, both supervised and approved by director Wong Kar Wai
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Documentary from 2001 by Wong, chronicling the making of the film
  • Hua yang de nian hua (2000), a short film by Wong
  • Interview and cinema lesson from 2001 featuring Wong
  • Press conference from the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival with actors Maggie Cheung Man Yuk and Tony Leung Chiu Wai
  • Interview from 2012 with critic Tony Rayns about the soundtrack
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Wong
  • Music video
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by novelist Charles Yu
  • Cover by Nessim Higson

In The Power of the Dog, set against the plains of Montana in 1920s Montana, the filmmaker adapted her work from Thomas Savages' novel. She charts the repressed desire and psychic violence that are coursing between these characters as she recalls her superior strength.

  • 4K digital master, approved by director Jane Campion, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Interview with Campion about the making of the film
  • Program featuring interviews with members of the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage captured on location in New Zealand
  • Interview with Campion and composer Jonny Greenwood about the films score
  • Conversation among Campion, director of photography Ari Wegner, actor Kirsten Dunst, and producer Tanya Seghatchian, moderated by filmmaker Tamara Jenkins
  • New interview with novelist Annie Proulx
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • English descriptive audio
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin
  • New cover by Greg Ruth

With the release of the Infernal Affairs trilogy, a brave, explosively stylish critical and commercial triumph that ushered in a stunning new level of narrative and thematic complexity to the genre, featuring Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Andy Lau Tak-wah who navigate tricky moral choices as they navigate the intersections of Hong Kong's police force and its criminal underworld. Set amid the uncertainty of the city-states' handover from China to China and steeped in Buddhist philosophy, these imaginatively crafted tale

  • New 4K digital restorations, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks
  • Audio commentaries for Infernal Affairs and Infernal Affairs II featuring codirectors Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak and screenwriter Felix Chong Man-keung
  • Alternate ending for Infernal Affairs
  • New interview with Lau and Mak
  • Archival interviews with Lau, Mak, Chong, and actors Andy Lau Tak-wah, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Anthony Wong Chau-sang, Kelly Chen Wai-lam, Edison Chen Koon-hei, Eric Tsang Chi-wai, and Chapman To Man-chak
  • Making-of programs
  • Behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and outtakes
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Justin Chang
  • New cover by Tori Huynh

Malcolm X, one of the most powerful heroes of the twentieth century, is given a stunning screen biopic, rich in both historical insight and provocative cinematic style, by pioneering director Spike Lee. Drawing on the famous civil rights leaders' autobiography to trace his journey of empowerment, from a childhood riven by white supremacy to a life of humble crime to his rebirth as a fearless warrior for Black liberation, this is a passionate monument to a man who continues to stand as a

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring director Spike Lee, Dickerson, editor Barry Alexander Brown, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter
  • New conversation between Lee and journalist and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper
  • New interviews with actor Delroy Lindo and composer Terence Blanchard
  • Program about the making of the film, featuring Lee, Dickerson, Brown, Blanchard, Carter, filmmaker Martin Scorsese, actor Ossie Davis, Reverend Al Sharpton, former Warner Bros. executive Lucy Fisher, producers Preston Holmes and Jon Kilik, production designer Wynn Thomas, casting director Robi Reed, and Malcolm Xs daughter Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Malcolm X (1972), a feature-length documentary produced by Marvin Worth and Arnold Perl and directed by Perl, narrated by actor James Earl Jones
  • Deleted scenes with introductions by Lee
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by Cooper, excerpts from Lees 1992 book By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of Malcolm X, and Daviss eulogy for Malcolm X
  • New cover by Eric Skillman