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Criterion Press Release: Overlord (Blu-ray Edition)

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    OVERLORD (Blu-ray edition)
    Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, this immersive account by Stuart Cooper of one twenty-year-old’s journey from basic training to the front lines of D-day brings to life all the terrors and isolation of war with jolting authenticity. Overlord, impressionistically shot by Stanley Kubrick’s longtime cinematographer John Alcott, is both a document of World War II and a dreamlike meditation on human smallness in a large, incomprehensible machine.
    1975 • 84 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.66:1 aspect ratio
     
    DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Stuart Cooper, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack• Audio commentary featuring Cooper and actor Brian Stirner• Mining the Archive, a 2007 video piece featuring archivists from London’s Imperial War Museum detailing the footage used in the film• Capa Influences Cooper, a 2007 photo essay featuring Cooper on photographer Robert Capa• Cameramen at War, the British Ministry of Information’s 1943 film tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen• A Test of Violence, Cooper’s 1969 short film about the Spanish artist Juan Genovés• Germany Calling, a 1941 Ministry of Information propaganda film, clips of which appear in Overlord• Excerpts from the journals of two D-day soldiers, read by Stirner• Trailer• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones, a short history of the Imperial War Museum, and excerpts from the Overlord novelization by Cooper and Christopher Hudson
     
    TITLE: OVERLORD (Blu-ray edition)
    CAT. NO: CC2356BD
    UPC: 7-15515-11581-0
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-838-5
    SRP: $39.95
    PREBOOK: 4/15/14
    STREET: 5/13/14
     
    Also available on DVD
    CAT. NO. CC1689D
    UPC 7-15515-02312-2
    ISBN 1-934121-33-9
    SRP $39.95
     
     
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    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.
     
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    Original post updated with artwork and specs
     
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    I do hope people take a chance on this - it's a great movie. We'll be issuing the soundtrack concurrently with the Blu-ray.
     
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    I've never heard of this film, but it sounds very intriguing.

    Who did the score?
     
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    Score is by Paul Glass. We just announced the CD release at Kritzerland today. It's actually three scores on two CDs for a one CD price - all three films represented were directed by Stuart Cooper - Overlord, The Disappearance (that one composed by Robert Farnon) and Hustle (also by Glass).
     
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    I reviewed Criterion's DVD release of this film back in 2007. The review can be found here.
     

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