Hayao Miyazaki

Satyajit Ray's masterful 'Apu Trilogy'

Satyajit Ray's masterful 'Apu Trilogy'

The Apu Trilogy

Criterion Blu-ray, $99.95

It's taken far too long, but Satyajit Ray's "Pather Panchali," "Aparajito," and "The World of Apu" are finally available in a Criterion Blu-ray box set, fully restored in 4K and supplemented with interviews and video essays. Made between 1955 and 1959, Ray's adaptation of Bibhutibhushan Banerjee's novels garnered international acclaim, putting both the filmmaker and Indian cinema on the map. "The Apu Trilogy" created a false impression of Ray as a rural savant telling stories ripped from his own life, about a country boy who — over the course of the three films —...