The Fisher King gets Criterion release

March 26, 2015

The Fisher King will get a release that's long overdue. One of Robin's best films will be released by Criterion along with some very nice extra features.

Some of the extra features have been available on the Laserdisc version.
Contents on the blu-ray and DVD will be:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Terry Gilliam, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Gilliam
  • New interviews with Gilliam; producer Lynda Obst; screenwriter Richard La Gravenese; and actors Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl
  • New interviews with artists Keith Greco and Vincent Jefferds on the creation of the film’s Red Knight
  • Interview from 2006 with actor Robin Williams
  • New video essay featuring Bridges’s on-set photographs
  • Deleted scenes, with optional commentary by Gilliam
  • Costume tests
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

We've seen the Laserdisc material and if the material on this new release comes anything close, you're in for some good stuff.

The blu-ray and DVD will released on June 23, 2015 and can be pro-ordered on Amazon or Criterion.

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