Coming Soon on Criterion: BOAT PEOPLE and MILLER'S CROSSING
Ann Hui's Boat People (1982) peers behind its title and explores why so many Vietnamese citizens were compelled to flee their homeland.
An early film by Ann Hui, Boat People is very deserving to be added to The Criterion Collection, where it is set for release in February 2022. As their official verbiage notes, it is "one of the preeminent works of the Hong Kong New Wave." The release features a "new, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Ann Hui, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray," as well as a "new conversation between Hui and filmmaker Stanley Kwan, who was the movie's assistant director," Keep Rolling, described as "a 2020 documentary about Hui made by Man Lim-chung, Hui's longtime production designer and art director," As Time Goes By, "a 1997 documentary and self-portrait by Hui, produced by Peggy Chiao," archival footage of the "press conference from the 1983 Cannes International Film Festival," and the film's trailer.
Three U.S. productions present vastly different views, beginning with the crime picture Miller's Crossing (1990) from the Coen Brothers, with new special features and a 2K digital restoration.
For those with a taste for classic Hollywood, Leo McCarey's Love Affair (1939) has been upgraded with a 4K digital restoration, while Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind (1956) has received a 2K digital restoration.
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