The Irishman coming to UK Blu-ray in November

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The Irishman is getting a jam-packed Blu-ray release in November, courtesy of The Criterion Collection – full details here.

It may have been funded by Netflix, and the streaming giant never releases its material to disc itself. But the firm has nonetheless done a further deal with The Criterion Collection for a deluxe release of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman come the end of the year.

This follows similar deals with the Criterion label, that has allowed it to release Roma and Marriage Story.

The Irishman thus is one of three films Criterion is releasing in the UK in November, with Scorsese’s movie landing on November 30th. The announced extra features for the disc are:

  • Newly edited roundtable conversation among Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, originally recorded in 2019
  • New documentary about the making of the film featuring Scorsese; the lead actors; producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Jane Rosenthal, and Irwin Winkler; director of photography Rodrigo Prieto; and others from the cast and crew
  • New video essay written and narrated by film critic Farran Smith Nehme about The Irishman’s synthesis of Scorsese’s singular formal style
  • The Evolution of Digital De-aging, a 2019 programme on the visual effects created for the film
  • Archival interview excerpts with Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran and International Brotherhood of Teamsters trade union leader Jimmy Hoffa
  • Trailer and teaser
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien

Furthermore, Criterion has also announced that it’ll be released Five Easy Pieces and Girlfriends on November 16th, rounding out that month’s slate.

Expect preorders to open up shortly.


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