Dustin Hoffman’s hit “Tootsie” is coming to the UK Criterion Collection in April
More than 30 years after they began to set the bar for film presentation with their lovingly restored and feature packed LaserDisc special edition releases, the US indie The Criterion Collection is finally headed to the UK, thanks to a new deal with Sony Pictures.
The deal will see a selection of past and future titles getting a UK release (rights deals permitting of course), with identical artwork and extra features to those found in the US, and at very reasonable prices, especially when you compare them the cost of getting a US import (and the requirement for multi-region player to watch it on).
The first batch of 6 titles are released on April 18th, and include the classic Dustin Hoffman comedy Tootsie.
In Tootsie, Michael Dorsey lands the role of a lifetime – as did the actor playing him, Dustin Hoffman. This multi-layered comedy from Sydney Pollack follows the elaborate deception of a down-on-his-luck New York actor who poses as a woman to get a soap opera gig; while “Dorothy Michaels” skyrockets to fame, Michael finds himself learning to be a better man. Given support by a stellar cast that includes Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Teri Garr, George Gaynes, Bill Murray, and, in a breakthrough role, Jessica Lange, Tootsie is a funny, cutting, and poignant film from an American moment defined by shifting social and sexual identities.
- New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Audio commentary featuring director Sydney Pollack
- New interviews with actor Dustin Hoffman and comedy writer Phil Rosenthal
- Interview with Dorothy Michaels by film critic Gene Shalit
- The Making of “Tootsie” (1982) and A Better Man: The Making of “Tootsie” (2007) – two documentaries featuring interviews with cast and crew
- Screen and wardrobe test footage
- Deleted scenes and trailers
- PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow