“Some Like It Hot,” David Byrne’s “True Stories,” Orson Welles, and Bergman Head Up Criterion Collection Releases for November

The Criterion Colllection’s November releases launch November 6 with a new 4K restoration of Kenji Mizoguchi’s long-unavailable 1954 late-career classic A Story from Chikamatsu (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love based on a classic of 18th-century Japanese drama. Slated for November 13 is a 4K restoration of Billy Wilder’s sizzling gender-bending 1959 masterpiece Some Like It Hot (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $39.95), which follows Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) who skip town after witnessing a mob hit, don drag, and join an all-female band—with Marilyn Monroe as the group’s singer—en route to Miami. On November 20, David Byrne explores the wild, wild life of Texas in the 1986 musical odyssey True Stories (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $49.95), making its Blu-ray debut in a special edition that also includes a never-before-released 23-song CD of the film’s complete soundtrack. Also slated for November 20 is the Blu-ray debut of Orson Welles’s elegiac 1942 second feature The Magnificent Ambersons (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $39.95), adapted from an acclaimed Booth Tarkington novel, featuring powerful performances from a cast including Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, and Agnes Moorehead, that traces the rifts deepening within the Amberson family. And November 20 also celebrates the 100th birthday of visionary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) with the release of Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema (Blu-ray: 30 discs, $299.95), which spans six decades and 39 films, including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander, alongside previously unavailable works like Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life, as well as featuring more than 30 hours of supplemental features and a 248-page book with essays on each film.