Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai is one of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers. His films don't always have a lot of dialogue, but always include big emotions, gorgeous images and powerful performances. The Criterion Collection has announced a massive box set of seven of his films, from his debut As Tears Go By, to his futuristic 2046.
The seven-disc set will include new 4K restorations of all the films. While this would ordinarily be cause for celebration, it's caused something of an uproar in the cinephile community, as the color timing on some films has been changed. Some scenes now look more realistic, giving some of the lush cinematography a look that's harsher and less dreamlike. An alternate version of Days of Being Wild, which has never been released on home video, is also included.
There will also be a ton of special features, including vintage and new Q&A's with the director, as well as several short films that have never been (legally) available in the U.S. before. An episode of the UK film discussion series Moving Pictures, as well as deleted scenes, documentaries, music videos and a deluxe book are also included.
World of Wong Kar Wai will be available on March 23.