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Home Entertainment Guide: May 2022 | Television/Broadcast

Home Entertainment Guide: May 2022 | Television/Broadcast


“Liquorice Pizza”

One of the best movies of 2021, Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age drama is also one of the last awards season movies to hit the local market. And the launch feels a bit like a placeholder with no commentary or deleted scenes. Does this mean a special edition is on the way? Probably. Until then, just pick it up for the movie itself, a lovingly made character study of two people connected by a series of adventures in ’70s Los Angeles. Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman are terrific in a movie that sparked some of the most interesting conversation about filmmaking in the last six months. Love it or hate it, the movie got people talking. I wish more movies did.

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Special features
Camera tests: pre-production camera tests and unused shots
The Handman Scene – A deleted scene from the film.
Fat Bernie Commercial – An in-universe commercial for Fat Bernie’s shot by Gary Valentine
Behind the Scenes: A behind-the-scenes look at Licorice Pizza through a collection of on-set photos and videos


“Mr. Klein” (Criterion)

Joseph Losey directed this riveting period drama in the mid-1970s, starring the timeless Alain Delon in the title role. A Kafkaesque study of identity and class, it is the story of a Parisian art dealer who profits from the Holocaust when he is mistaken for a Jewish man of the same name. Unable to prove that he is not the Klein wanted by the Nazis, Delon’s character embarks on a doomed journey that earned the film the grand prize at that year’s Cesar Awards. An unexpected choice for Criterion’s 4K treatment, it’s a captivating film that’s easy to get lost in, especially with such a detailed restoration. There is also a powerful documentary on the disc about the actual roundup of the Jewish people in France that the film uses as its climax.

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Special features
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Interviews with critic Michel Ciment and editor Henri Lanoë
1976 interviews with director Joseph Losey and actor Alain Delon
Story of a Day, a 1986 documentary about the real-life Vél d’Hiv Roundup, a central historical element of Mr. Klein
Trailer
New translation of English subtitles
ALSO: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau


“Turning Red”

Disney is going through something strange with its little brother Pixar, pushing most of its new movies to Disney+ instead of into theaters. That’s how most people saw the latest from animation giants, Domee Shi’s smart and sweet coming-of-age comedy about a girl who turns into a giant red panda. Pixar’s first film directed by a single woman, “Turning Red” offers a new voice in the world of animation, reaching an audience never before seen in children’s entertainment. Some of the allegory feels a bit too direct, but this is an incredibly nice and smart movie, and the portrayal is important.

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