The Ice Storm is freezing Criterion over

I love Criterion, as I’m sure every modern cineaste do. And I dig those montly newsletters, with their quote-clues to future releases. The most recent one made me very happy:

Criterion Ice Storm clue

It has to be an indication that Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm is being given the Criterion treatment in the near future. And nothing makes me happier. The Ice Storm is everything American Beauty isn’t, and personally I rank it among Lee’s finest. I read somewhere that Rick Moody, author of the novel the film is adapted from, even said the film improved upon his own book. So, much kudos also to producer/screenwriter James Schamus. I expect the supplemental material on Criterion’s edition to be exquisite!

(Related bonus link: A touching anecdote about Ang Lee’s spiritual meeting with Ingmar Bergman, on Criterion’s blog.)

UPDATE: Now it is confirmed; Criterion is even writing about Ang Lee and the color correction process at their blog.


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2 responses to “The Ice Storm is freezing Criterion over

  1. trondjo

    I couldn’t agree more. This is nothing but terrific news for any cineast indeed. And just to be clear, there’s no doubt in my mind: “The Ice Storm” is Ang Lee at his finest (and I love his work in general). I’m eagerly awaiting this release replacing the not so good region 2 DVD in my collection. Also, it’s been a while since I watched it, so this will be a great opportunity to do something about it…

  2. Lets celebrate the DVD when it arrives, with an Ice Storm party. “Bundle up and bring your keys.” Heh.

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