The Dissolve: What were the origins of this Criterion project? Did the company come to you to make an offer on it?
Morris: They did come to me. Well, actually, that’s not true! What am I saying? What happened was, I bought the North American rights back for the movie, because I felt that otherwise, it would never be seen by anybody, and I love it. I’ve seen how easy it is to forget stuff. I fought for three or four years to get the rights, and when I finally bought the rights back, I took it to Criterion. I think I met those guys up at Telluride, and they said, “Of course we want to do it.” They’ve been lovely, by the way. They’re a terrific company. But no, I did it! [Laughs.]
The Dissolve: Is this going to be part of a series? Can Criterion get a good Gates Of Heaven edition out, and so on?
Morris: They are. I’d like them to put out the Leutcher film [Mr. Death: The Rise And Fall Of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.] and I’d like to change the title from the Mr. Death—which no one could keep straight anyway—to Honeymoon In Auschwitz, which is Fred’s line about his actual honeymoon spent in Auschwitz.