I've learned my lesson on not falling into excitement about Whit Stillman news. As much as we'vebeenaskingovertheyears for more Whitty fare, all news seems to fade into development nothingness. But this bit of news -- this is only a few steps away. Following in the steps of the wonderful Metropolitan (a film that scored New Line its first Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay), The Last Days of Disco is going Criterion.
The release, which will hit shelves on August 25, 2009, is a director-approved special edition that has a whole bunch of goodies that are just about the best thing for a fan wanting more Stillman. There's a new digital transfer, but that's nothing compared to: An audio commentary with Stillman, Chloe Sevigny, and Chris Eigeman (score!), four deleted scenes also with commentary, an audio recording of the director reading a chapter from The Last Days of Disco, with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a stills gallery with captions from Stillman, theatrical trailer, and an essay by David Schickler.