Guy Maddin comes to the Criterion Collection
Well, I'm in heaven. Guy Maddin's fabulous Brand Upon The Brain! is coming to the Criterion Collection (not in Blu Ray, but I don't think that is too critical here). Touring festivals with a live narrator accompaniment before playing in the Cinema with Isabella Rossellini on the audio track, the Criterion DVD takes advantage of the audio track selection to allow you to watch the film with your choice of narrator, including this eclectic selection: Isabella Rossellini, Laurie Anderson, John Ashbery, Crispin Glover, Guy Maddin, Louis Negin, and Eli Wallach. This sweet baby is available August 12 as Spine #440.
* New, restored high-definition digital transfer * Optional narration tracks by Isabella Rossellini, Laurie Anderson, John Ashbery, Crispin Glover, Guy Maddin, Louis Negin, and Eli Wallach * The Making of “Brand upon the Brain!”, a new documentary featuring interviews with the director and * Two new short films directed by Maddin: It’s My Mother’s Birthday Today and Footsteps * Deleted scene * Trailer * PLUS: A new essay by film critic Dennis Lim