As Ken Korman wrote earlier this week, "Few filmmakers live in an artistic world entirely of their own device like French 'film essayist' Chris Marker."
The Criterion Collection has released on Blu-ray a brand-new HD transfer of Marker's two best-known and most influential works, the classic sci-fi tale La Jetée and the innovative documentary travelogue Sans Soleil. The two films, in Korman's words, "explore classic Marker themes of memory, history, and death" and are "bear little resemblance. . . to anything else most viewers have ever seen. . . each rewards repeat viewings with much greater understanding."
Now you have the chance to win a copy of this pair of cinema classics, courtesy of the Criterion Collection.
As usual, in order to qualify, you'll have to leave us comment below. The question for this week: What's most important to you when you're shopping for classic films on Blu-ray? An abundance of extras, commentaries, deleted scenes? New HD transfers? New audio mixes? Or maybe you're just finished with DVDs and you want straightforward replacements. Share your thoughts, and you'll have a chance to win.
The winner will be chosen randomly from among those who leave on-topic comments. You will have to register, however — no anonymous commenters, we need a valid e-mail contact address to inform you of your win. We'll take entries until midnight (Eastern Time), on Wednesday, February 15th, and notify the winner via e-mail by Friday, February 17th.
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