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F for Fake (Vérités et mensonges)R1

     The most obvious edition to compare this Madman edition to is the two-disc, region free Criterion release. This set was released in April 2005 and contains the following extras:

  • Audio commentary by star and co-writer Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver.
  • Introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich.
  • Orson Welles: One-Man Band - 88-minute 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.
  • A 2000 60 Minutes interview with Clifford Irving about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax.
  • A 1972 Hughes press conference exposing Irving's hoax.
  • Extended nine-minute trailer.
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
  • 16 page booklet by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.

     It's pretty rare that a Criterion edition loses out and there is no exception here. Despite the obvious advantages of the Criterion set, I believe the local Madman release is an excellent edition and worthy of any DVD collection.