Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Criterion, You've Done It Again

For some time now, it's been known that the Criterion Company would be releasing Steven Soderbergh's epic bio-pic Che, but details on the release had not been made until now. The film will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD in January with all of the great extra features that collectors have come to expect from the company. Interestingly enough, the film was originally intended as a December release, but was delayed when Soderbergh needed additional time to prepare some of the additional content for the discs. Of the delay, a spokesperson from Criterion stated that, "[it's] a trade we will always make, even if it means we don’t get the benefit of sales in the holiday season, and we think that’s the kind of decision our collectors would want us to make”. This attitude from Criterion deserves some praise. How many companies would choose to wait out a heavy buying season in order to ensure a quality product gets produced? I'm personally looking forward to Che as I'm a fan of Soderbergh's work. He's taken quite a few chances with his films and this one represents one of his biggest. The two-part film will hit stores on January 19, 2010.

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