Oscar-Winning “Roma,” Drag-Ball Doc “Paris Is Burning,” and More on Criterion Collection February 2020 Slate

The Criterion Collection’s February 2020 slate kicks off February 11 with Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-winning 2018 black-and-white Spanish and Mixtec-language film Roma (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $39.95), a recreation of the early-1970s Mexico City of the director’s childhood that depicts a period in the life of a middle-class family through the experiences of the indigenous domestic worker (Yalitza Aparicio) who keeps the household running. Coming February 18 is the Blu-ray debut of filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara’s 1984 Japanese-language documentary Antonio Gaudi (Blu-ray: $39.95), a hypnotic tribute to the titular visionary Catalan architect with a tour of Gaudí’s truly spectacular architecture, including his massive, still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. Also arriving February 18 is a 4K restoration of the 1968 Italian-language drama Teorema (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), a provocative and poetic treatise on sexuality, faith, and the bourgeois family from enfant terrible Pier Paolo Pasolini, starring Terence Stamp as the mysterious stranger who seduces the members of a wealthy Milanese family. Slated for February 25 is the Blu-ray debut of director Jennie Livingston’s wildly influential 1990 landmark documentary Paris Is Burning (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $39.95), an extraordinary celebration of 1980s Harlem’s vibrant drag-ball culture that was shot over seven years and offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Also coming February 25 is Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman (DVD: 3 discs, $79.95; Blu-ray: 3 discs, $99.95), which collects a trio of the renowned special-effects Czechoslovak fabulist’s most enchanting films in new 4K restorations: the prehistory boys’ adventure Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955), Jules Verne’s sourced doomsday escapade Invention for Destruction (1958), and the 18thcentury tall tale adaptation The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962).