F For Fake: The Criterion Collection (1973)
Sunday 8th July 2018
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form documentary by Orson Welles (Citizen Kane), the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully re-engages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous line between illusion and truth, art and lies.
Beginning with portraits of the world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes-not the least of whom is Welles himself.
Charming and inventive, F for Fake, released on Blu-ray 30th July 2018 as part of the Criterion Collection by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, is an inspired prank and a clever examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.
- Restored digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Audio commentary from 2005 by co-writer and star Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver Introduction from 2005 by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
- Orson Welles: One-Man Band, a documentary from 1995 about Welles's unfinished projects
- Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery, a 52-minute documentary from 1997 about art forger Elmyr de Hory
- 60 Minutes interview from 2000 with Clifford Irving about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax
- Hughes's 1972 press conference exposing Irving's hoax Extended, 9-minute trailer
- Plus: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.