Classic 70’s Action – Shaft Blu-ray Releases June 2022

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.

Shaft Blu-ray "Criterion Collection"

SPECIAL FEATURES

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)
  • Trailers
  • English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • An Essay by Film Scholar Amy Abugo Ongiri

You can pre-order now on from Amazon or HMV for £25.99 (Prices correct as of 21.06.22).

The blu-ray releases on 27th June 2022 in the UK.

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