We are so absolutely thrilled to announce that Criterion is releasing Hedwig and the Angry Inch digitally remastered, on 4K, with a whole mess o' goodies. (Seriously though, Hegwig is one of >this< reporter's favorite films and theater experiences ever.)
According to Spin:
Criterion's package includes audio commentary from John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco, deleted scenes, a 2003 documentary about the film's development, a video about the film's legacy as told through its memorabilia, and a conversation between Rolling Stone critic David Fricke and composer Stephen Trask about the film's soundtrack, among other bonuses. TIME critic Stephanie Zacharek penned the film's booklet essay.
The release will include:
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco
- New conversation between members of the cast and crew, including Mitchell, DeMarco, composer and lyricist Stephen Trask, hairstylist and makeup artist Michael Potter, animator Emily Hubley, actor Miriam Shor, and visual consultant Miguel Villalobos
- Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003), an eighty-five-minute documentary tracing the development of the project from its beginnings in a New York club to its theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival
- New conversation between Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the film's soundtrack
- From the Archives, a new program exploring Hedwig's production and legacy through its memorabilia
- Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco
- PLUS: An essay by Stephanie Zacharek, along with, for the Blu-ray edition, production photos by Potter and costume designer Arianne Phillips, illustrations by Hubley, and excerpts from two of the films inspirations, Plato's Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas
We cannot WAIT to own special edition of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which releases on June 25th, 2019. You can preorder it here.