This August, the Criterion Collection will take you behind the scenes of a legendary Broadway recording with D. A. Pennebaker’s classic documentary Original Cast Album: “Company” — a holy grail for musical-theater aficionados featuring Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, and Elaine Stritch — never before available on Blu-ray. Also new to Blu-ray, After Life, the international breakthrough from acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda that asks: If you could choose only one memory to hold on to for eternity, what would it be? Cary Joji Fukunaga’s harrowing vision of the horrors of war and lost innocence, the visceral child-soldier saga Beasts of No Nation, debuts on home video. Plus, Andrzej Wajda’s gripping masterpiece of Polish cinema Ashes and Diamonds gets a Blu-ray upgrade.
August 10: After Life
August 17: Original Cast Album: ‘Company’
August 24: Ashes and Diamonds
August 31: Beasts of No Nation