Criterion's firmed up its release plans, backing off the initial October projections
and announcing the first five flicks to get the C stamped on their Blu-ray case. Included are three classics already out on Criterion
DVD due November 18 - The Man Who Fell to Earth
, The Third Man
and The Last Emperor
. The following week Bottle Rocket and Chungking Express
hit day and date with their DVD counterparts, all for the promised MSRP of $39.95 (tagged $31.96 in the Criterion store.) Original aspect ratios, BD-50 dual layer discs and the company's usual care and attention to detail, of course, are part of the package, the only question is whether you can wait one more long month.