The Criterion Newsletter is announcing THE THIRD MAN re-release, on two discs, for May. As may have been noted, the double disc set will have the following special features:
All-new, restored high-definition digital transfer.
Video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich.
Two audio commentaries: one by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy, and one by film scholar Dana Polan.
Shadowing "The Third Man" (2005), a ninety-minute feature documentary on the making of the film.
Abridged recording of Graham Greene’s treatment, read by actor Richard Clarke.
"Graham Greene: The Hunted Man," an hour-long, 1968 episode of the BBC's Omnibus series, featuring a rare interview with the novelist
Who Was the Third Man? (2000), a thirty-minute Austrian documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew.
The Third Man on the radio: the 1951 “A Ticket to Tangiers” episode of The Lives of Harry Lime series, written and performed by Orson Welles; and the 1951 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of The Third Man.
Illustrated production history with rare behind-the-scenes photos, original UK press book, and U.S. trailer.
Actor Joseph Cotten’s alternate opening voice-over narration for the U.S. version.
Archival footage of postwar Vienna.
A look at the untranslated foreign dialogue in the film.
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Luc Sante, Charles Drazin, and Philip Kerr.
Also: a web-exclusive essay on Anton Karas by musician John Doe