Orwell’s “1984,” Jane Fonda in “Klute,” 30th Anniversary of “Do the Right Thing,” and Fassbinder Trilogy All Slated for July from Criterion

Criterion’s summer slate kicks off July 9 with Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s career-crowning BRD Trilogy (Blu-ray: 3 discs, $99.95), which includes his female-centered commercial successes The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), Veronika Voss (1982), and Lola (1981). Also coming July 9 is a 2K restoration of Agnieszka Holland’s 1990 German, Russian, and Polish drama Europa Europa (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), a breathless adventure story set amid the chaos of World War II that folllows a teen (Marco Hofschneider) who reluctantly assumes various ideological identities in order to hide the deadly secret of his Jewishness. Arriving July 16 is Alan J. Pakula’s 1971 thriller character study Klute (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $39.95), featuring Jane Fonda in an electrifying Oscar-winning performance as a sex worker in peril who becomes the focal point of a missing-person investigation when a detective (Donald Sutherland) turns up at her door. Also slated for July 16 is a new 4K restoration of Marcel Pagnol’s enchanting 1938 comedy The Baker’s Wife (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), featuring the legendary actor Raimu as a sweetly deluded baker in a close-knit village who becomes embroiled in a town scandal. Coming on July 23 is Michael Radford’s 1984 adaptation of George Orwell’s iconic and prophetic dystopian novel 1984 (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), starring John Hurt and Richard Burton as captives of a a rubble-strewn surveillance state where an endless overseas war props up the repressive regime of the all-seeing “Big Brother.” Also scheduled for July 23 is the 30th anniversary celebration and 4K restoration of Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece Do the Right Thing (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: 2 discs, $39.95), which follows a day-in-the-life of unforgettable characters in Brooklyn’s politically and emotionally charged Bed-Stuy neighborhood.