Criterion Press Release: Life Is Sweet (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    LIFE IS SWEET - BLU-Ray & DVD Editions
    This moving film from Mike Leigh (Topsy-Turvy) is an intimate, invigorating, and amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London—an irrepressible mum and dad (Alison Steadman and Jim Broadbent) and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout (Claire Skinner and Jane Horrocks). In it, Leigh and his typically brilliant cast create, with extra­ordinary sensitivity and craft, a vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father’s desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy, Life Is Sweet is captivating, and it was Leigh’s first international sensation. 1990 • 103 minutes • Color • 2.0 surround • 1.85:1 aspect ratio DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New high-definition digital restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition • New audio commentary featuring director Mike Leigh • Audio recording of a 1991 interview with Leigh at the National Film Theatre in London • More! • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt TITLE: Life Is Sweet (BLU-RAY EDITION) CAT. NO: CC2258BD UPC: 7-15515-10561-3 ISBN: 978-1-60465-722-7 SRP: $39.95 PREBOOK: 4/30/13 STREET: 5/28/13 TITLE: Life Is Sweet (DVD EDITION) CAT. NO: CC2259D UPC: 7-15515-10551-4 ISBN: 978-1-60465-721-0 SRP: $29.95 PREBOOK: 4/30/13 STREET: 5/28/13
     
  2. Mark Edward Heuck

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    I'm very pleased there is finally a properly mastered version of this movie, the one that introduced me to Mike Leigh and made me follow him ever since. I am saddened that the great trailer that October Films made for its U.S. release (in fact, the first film October ever released) won't be included. I think I even have the 35mm trailer from when I worked at a theatre that played it; would've gladly loaned it out to them.
     
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    There's still time to get in touch with Criterion and offer it. Sometimes features are added after the announcements, if you do it quickly.
     
  4. Mark Edward Heuck

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    Naah. I've done work for other DVD labels in the past, and generally if they're announcing specs on a DVD release with less than 3 months from press release to street date, that thing is done. Besides, my trailer is in another state, and I wouldn't be able to fetch it in time anyway.
     

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