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Press Release Criterion Press Release: sex, lies, videotape (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    With his provocative feature debut, twenty-six-year-old Steven Soderbergh trained his focus on the complexities of human intimacy and deception in the modern age. Housewife Ann (Andie MacDowell) feels distant from her lawyer husband, John (Peter Gallagher), who is sleeping with her sister (Laura San Giacomo). When John’s old friend Graham (a magnetic, Cannes-award-winning James Spader) comes to town, Ann is drawn to the soft-spoken outsider, eventually uncovering his startling private obsession: videotaping women as they confess their deepest desires. A piercingly intelligent and flawlessly performed chamber piece, in which the video camera becomes a charged metaphor for the characters’ isolation, the Palme d’Or–winning sex, lies, and videotape changed the landscape of American film, helping pave the way for the thriving independent scene of the 1990s.


    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

    • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Steven Soderbergh, with 5.1 surround DTS‑HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • Audio commentary from 1998 featuring director Steven Soderbergh in conversation with filmmaker Neil LaBute
    • New program by Soderbergh, featuring responses to questions sent in by fans
    • Interviews with Soderbergh from 1990 and 1992
    • New documentary about the making of the film featuring actors Peter Gallagher, Andie MacDowell, and Laura San Giacomo
    • New conversation with composer Cliff Martinez and supervising sound editor Larry Blake
    • Deleted scene with commentary by Soderbergh
    • Trailers
    • More!
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin and, in the Blu-ray release, excerpts from Soderbergh’s diaries written at the time of the film’s production
    • United States
    • 1989
    • 100 minutes
    • Color
    • 1.85:1
    • English
    • Spine #938

      July 17, 2018
     
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    I am wondering who actually owns the rights to this. It was distributed by Paramount Home Video in 2001 on DVD, but on Amazon the company is listed as Sony. Criterion hasn't released a Paramount title for years that I am aware of, so it would be nice to discover they are still doing business with that studio on occasion.
     
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    Virgin Suicides is a Paramount title. The previous sex, lies, and videotape Blu-ray was released by Sony, but I'm not sure if they still have the rights or if the rights have reverted to Soderbergh.
     
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    Sony/Grover Crisp restored A Matter Of Life and Death, so that is two Sony licensed titles for July from Criterion! Sex, Lies and Videotape is probably my favourite Steven Soderbergh film. Criterion's July release schedule must be the strongest they've ever had - every title is a winner!
     
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