Criterion’s new edition of these crucially important films — “Rome Open City” (1945), “Paisan” (1946) and “Germany Year Zero” (1948) — has been in the works for a long time, but the wait was more than worth it. These films probably haven’t looked this good since they were first released, and “Paisan” in particular appears to have been brought back from the dead, thanks to the miracle of digital dust-busting. “Germany Year Zero” has lost its distracting Italian soundtrack and now speaks its native German for, apparently, the first time in North America. The set contains a generous serving of scholarly material as well, including “visual essays” by Tag Gallagher and Mark Shiel, Carlo Lizzani’s 2001 television documentary “Roberto Rossellini,” a booklet with essays by James Quandt, Colin McCabe and Jonathan Rosenbaum, and a lot more. Congratulations to producer Johanna Schiller for a daunting task triumphantly accomplished. My New York Times review is here.