Criterion presents Edgar G. Ulmer’s Noir Classic DETOUR
On March 19th, the Criterion Collection will release a newly restored hi-def edition of Edgar G. Ulmer’s film noir classic DETOUR on BluRay. The transfer was restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation in collaboration with the Cinémathèque Française, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. For cinema lovers, and noir aficionados, this upgrade from the previous editions is nothing short of extraordinary. We highly recommend this title.
This upcoming release of the new 4K restoration of Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour will end up being one of the high-definition format’s biggest jewels. The restoration was such a complex project that it seems like even some of the experts that were directly involved with it weren’t entirely convinced that the end result could be as good as it is now. Kudos to Mike Pogorzelski and Heather Linville for their incredible work and passion as well as everyone else that contributed to make this project such an incredible success – Dr. Svet Atanasov, Blu-Ray.com
SPECIAL FEATURES: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray • Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen, a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with actor Ann Savage and filmmakers Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and Wim Wenders • New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins • New program about the restoration • Janus Films rerelease trailer • An essay by critic and poet Robert Polito