This October, John Sayles’s galvanizing labor saga Matewan–starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, David Strathairn, and Mary McDonnell–will join the Criterion Collection in a new restoration. When We Were Kings, the indelible portrait of Muhammad Ali’s late-career journey to Africa for the Rumble in the Jungle, will appear in an edition featuring Soul Power, a documentary on the all-star concert that accompanied the fight. Häxan, Benjamin Christensen’s occult history of witchcraft, one of the most bizarre and captivating films of the silent era, will appear on Blu-ray in a new restoration, just in time for Halloween. And three mesmerizing silent-film classics by Josef von Sternberg–Underworld, The Last Command, and The Docks of New York–will make their Blu-ray debuts in a collector’s set.
October 8: 3 SILENT CLASSICS BY JOSEF VON STERNBERG
October 15: HÄXAN
October 22: WHEN WE WERE KINGS
October 29: MATEWAN