Criterion Press Release: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Blu-ray Combo)

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    Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD EDITION)
    The provocative Italian filmmaker Elio Petri’s most internationally acclaimed work is this remarkable, visceral, Oscar-winning thriller. Petri maintains a tricky balance between absurdity and realism in telling the Kafkaesque tale of a Roman police inspector (A Fistful of Dollars’s Gian Maria Volonté, in a commanding performance) investigating a heinous crime—which he committed himself. Both a penetrating character study and a disturbing commentary on the draconian crackdowns by the Italian government in the late 1960s and early ’70s, Petri’s kinetic portrait of surreal bureaucracy is a perversely pleasurable rendering of controlled chaos.
     
    1970 • 115 minutes • COLOR • Monaural • In Italian with English subtitles • 1.85:1 aspect ratio
     
    DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • New 4K digital restoration by the Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • Archival interview with director Elio Petri, conducted by critic and filmmaker Alexandre Astruc
    • Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker (2005), a ninety-minute documentary on the director’s career, featuring interviews with friends, collaborators, and filmmakers
    • New interview with film scholar Camilla Zamboni
    • Investigation of a Citizen Named Volonté (2008), a fifty-minute documentary about actor Gian Maria Volonté
    • Music in His Blood, an interview with composer Ennio Morricone from 2010, conducted by film critic Fabio Ferzetti
    • Trailers
    • New English subtitle translation
    • One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Evan Calder Williams and excerpts from a 2001 book by author and screenwriter Ugo Pirro
     
    TITLE: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD EDITION)
    CAT. NO: CC2310BDDVD
    UPC: 7-15515-11031-0
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-779-1
    SRP: $39.95
    PREBOOK: 11/5/13
    STREET: 12/3/13
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but is this a "giallo"? I think I'm confusing this film with another one with a similar title but can't recall which one (but was already released on DVD).
     
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