This February, George Romero’s revolutionary horror classic “Night of the Living Dead” comes lurching from the grave, in a major new edition featuring an astonishing new 4K restoration of the film, never-before-seen footage from the production, and hordes of interviews and programs exploring the incredible story of the making of this trailblazing independent film. No less chilling is Jonathan Demme’s eerily intimate “The Silence of the Lambs,” starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in a serial-killer scenario like no other. This celebrated thriller will return to the Criterion Collection in a stunning new 4K restoration along with extensive supplements, including our long-out-of-print commentary featuring Demme, Hopkins, and Foster. There’s also Satyajit Ray’s richly observed character study “The Hero,” starring Bengali screen icon Uttam Kumar as a matinee idol reckoning with the pitfalls of fame, in a new 2K transfer. Another thespian takes the stage in “An Actor’s Revenge,” Kon Ichikawa’s kabuki-inspired spectacle about a female impersonator’s quest for vengeance, appearing in a new 4K restoration. And there’s more: Tony Richardson’s uproarious multi-Oscar-winning literary adaptation “Tom Jones,” starring Albert Finney, will make its Blu-ray debut in an edition featuring new 4K restorations of both the original theatrical version of the film and Richardson’s 1989 director’s cut, as well as extensive interviews on the film’s production and influence. And Louis Malle’s mesmerizing debut “Elevator to the Gallows,” a clockwork thriller with a legendary Miles Davis score, will arrive on Blu-ray in a new 2K restoration.
February 6: Elevator to the Gallows
February 13: Night of the Living Dead
February 13: The Silence of the Lambs
February 20: An Actor’s Revenge
February 20: The Hero
February 27: Tom Jones