The Criterion Collection are set to release a Shaft Blu-ray this month. I’m talking about the classic 70’s crime action film starring Richard Roundtree as John Shaft.
Shaft (1971) also stars Moses Gunn and Charles Cioffi.
Shaft Blu-ray – Criterion Collection
This should be an excellent release to as it comes with a New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack.
There’s also an impressive set of extras as you can see listed below.
- Alternate Uncompressed Stereo Soundtrack Remastered With Creative Input From Isaac Hayes III
- Shaft’s Big Score! – 1972 Follow-up to Shaft by Director Gordon Parks
- New Documentary On the Making of Shaft
- Soul in Cinema: Filming “Shaft” on Location (1971)
- Archival Interviews with Parks, Musician Isaac Hayes & Actor Richard Roundtree
- New Program on Hayes’s Score Featuring Redmond
- New Interview with Costume Designer Joseph G. Aulisi
- New Program on the Black Detective Featuring Scholar Kinohi Nishikawa & Novelist Walter Mosley
- A Complicated Man: The “Shaft” Legacy (2019)
- English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- An Essay by Film Scholar Amy Abugo Ongiri
The blu-ray releases on 27th June 2022 in the UK.
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