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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Just The Discs - Episode 67 - A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH MEMOIRS...

On this episode, Brian is joined by guest Bill Ackerman (of the Supporting Characters and From the Neighborhood Podcasts) to talk about Powell and Pressburger's A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (Criterion) and John Carpenter's MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN (Scream Factory).

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The Discs discussed on this episode:

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (Criterion)
Special Features:
-New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
-Interview from 2008 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
-Audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie
-New interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell’s widow
-New short documentary on the film’s special effects featuring film historian Craig Barron and visual-effects artist Harrison Ellenshaw
-The Colour Merchant, a 1998 short film featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff
-The South Bank Show: “Michael Powell,” a 1986 television program featuring Powell
-Restoration demonstration
-PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek
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MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN (Scream Factory)
Special Features:
-NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
-How To Become Invisible: The Dawn Of Digital F/X
-Vintage Interviews With Director John Carpenter And Actors Chevy Chase And Daryl Hannah
-Behind The Scenes Footage
-Outtakes
-Theatrical Trailer
-TV Spots
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