Chungking Express, In the Mood for Love, and the rest of Wong Kar-wai‘s acclaimed filmography is poised to receive the 4K restoration treatment by next year. The Hong Kong film director confirmed the restorations recently, indicating that new releases from Criterion are on the way. This is great news for fans of Wong’s work – especially sinceChungking Express has been out of print for a few years. More on the Wong Kar-wai 4K restorations below.
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(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.)
I’m doing something a little different this week in honor of a titan of streaming services. Earlier this week, we learned that the cinephile’s dream service and home of the beloved Criterion Collection, Filmstruck, is set to close down at the end of this month. Which means you have a ton of classic films on your watch queue to speed through over the next 27 days — many of which are probably some foreign films that you never got around to.
I’m dedicating this week’s column to Filmstruck by listing five essential classic foreign films to watch before the service shutters on November 29, 2018.
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