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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Peeping Tom (1960) (4k UHD Combo) (Blu-ray) (1 Viewer)

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Having brought British cinema into exalted realms of fantasy and imagination, Michael Powell took a dark detour into obsession, voyeurism, and violence with this groundbreaking metacinematic investigation into the mechanics of fear. Armed with his killer camera, photographer and filmmaker Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) unleashes the traumas of his childhood by murdering women and recording their deaths—until he falls for his downstairs neighbor, and finds himself struggling against his dark compulsions. Received with revulsion upon its release only to be reclaimed as a masterpiece, the endlessly analyzed, still-shocking Peeping Tom dares viewers to confront their own relationship to the violence on-screen.

FILM INFO​

  • United Kingdom
  • 1960
  • 101 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #58

4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES​

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Two audio commentaries, one featuring film scholar Laura Mulvey and one featuring film historian Ian Christie
  • Introduction by filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • Interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Documentary about the film’s history, featuring interviews with Schoonmaker, Scorsese, and actor Carl Boehm
  • Documentary about screenwriter Leo Marks
  • Program on the film’s restoration
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by author Megan Abbott

    New cover by Eric Skillman

    May 14, 2024
 

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I just bought the UK StudioCanal 4K, so to anyone who's been waiting for the announcement of a Criterion version, "You're welcome!" :thumbs-up-smiley:
I think a lot of us did. It has the same extras and master as the UK Studio Canal, except for the Laura Mulvey and Leo Marks, which are on the Criterion SD from upteen years ago, which I already have, so there seemed no reason to wait.
 

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I procrastinated on the overseas release, so I'm glad about the Criterion release. A must have (as are practically all of Powell's films).
Now we need The Elusive Pimpernel in luscious Technicolor.
 

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I procrastinated on the overseas release, so I'm glad about the Criterion release. A must have (as are practically all of Powell's films).
Now we need The Elusive Pimpernel in luscious Technicolor.
Likewise! I managed to control my urge to purchase this from the UK for a whole two weeks, but was going to order next week with the new 4K BFI Wages of Fear. I don't think I can't postpone ordering Wages of Fear though!
 

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I just bought the UK StudioCanal 4K, so to anyone who's been waiting for the announcement of a Criterion version, "You're welcome!" :thumbs-up-smiley:
I was waiting for Diabolik to get the 4K version of "PT" back in stock and place my order when I saw Criterion is putting it out. Even though it's slightly more (I'm determined to find it on sale) I'll wait for the Criterion
 

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Likewise! I managed to control my urge to purchase this from the UK for a whole two weeks, but was going to order next week with the new 4K BFI Wages of Fear. I don't think I can't postpone ordering Wages of Fear though!
Now I wonder if Criterion will do a "Wages" upgrade to 4K at some point
 

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I just bought the UK StudioCanal 4K, so to anyone who's been waiting for the announcement of a Criterion version, "You're welcome!" :thumbs-up-smiley:
I just bought that along with 10 or so other StudioCanal Vintage Classics discs earlier this month, so of course Criterion would announce this now...

But hey, maybe this means Criterion will be getting other StudioCanal titles back, like The Third Man, Kurosawa's Ran, the Ealing comedies, etc.
 

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Now I wonder if Criterion will do a "Wages" upgrade to 4K at some point
I'm sure of it. Criterion released their own 4K UHD of The Seventh Seal, a year and a half after the British Film Institute released theirs. The Wages of Fear has been a cornerstone in the Criterion Collection since the 1991 LaserDisc. I'll wager that it's just a matter of time, until Criterion release a 4K UHD. I have the 2017 BFI blu-ray, which is much better than the 2009 Criterion blu-ray.
 

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