The Times Of India with a few more details and guesses, regarding the upcoming Satyajit Ray releases from the Criterion Collection
While this reads like a re-hash of their previous article, there are a few more details that are worth keeping an eye on. They expect 10 films to be digitally restored by August, which if true would mean a Satyajit Ray box set could be announced in a couple of weeks for the August line-up.
I’m a little skeptical.
‘Charulata’ could be the next one to be ready. It will be followed by ‘Mahanagar’, ‘Nayak’, ‘Joy Baba Felunath’, ‘Ashani Sanket’ and the Apu Trilogy.
According to Sandip, Criterion is now looking for “supplements” to go with the restored films. “They are searching for rare footage, film clips, documentaries and interviews. While they have done quite a few interviews in India, they are planning to do more,” he said. Veteran actors like Soumitra Chattopadhyay and Sharmila Tagore have been interviewed by the Criterion team. These are likely to be part of the restored DVD versions.
At least 10 of Satyajit Ray’s classics will be digitally restored by August this year.