1957 film “A Face in the Crowd“ starring Andy Griffith is coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 23rd, via The Criterion Collection. The film, directed by Elia Kazan, co-starred Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Percy Waram, and Paul McGrath. The technical specs for the release include 1080p Black & White video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio that comes from a new 4K scan with Mono uncompressed sound. The release is available for pre-order now over at Amazon and directly through Criterion. Bonus materials and information regarding this release can be found below.
- New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interview with Ron Briley, author of The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan
- New interview with Andy Griffith biographer Evan Dalton Smith
- Facing the Past, a 2005 documentary featuring actors Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Anthony Franciosa; screenwriter Budd Schulberg; and film scholars Leo Braudy and Jeff Young
- PLUS: An essay by critic April Wolfe and a 1957 New York Times Magazine profile of Andy Griffith
- New cover by Marc Aspinall