This July, Carlotta is releasing a 7-disc Jacques Tati Blu-ray box set, and they’ve just released a trailer for the new 4K restoration of Playtime.
Criterion teased at a box set in their New Years Drawing, so it’s just a matter of time before these films come back to the collection.
Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in the age of technology reached their creative apex with Playtime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the endearingly clumsy, resolutely old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a bafflingly modernist Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern age tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.