Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties (The Criterion Collection)
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection (Direct)
Remembered primarily for directing the classic crime dramaÂ PÃ©pÃ© le moko,Â Julien Duvivier was one of the finest filmmakers working in France in the 1930s. He made the transition from silents to talkies with ease, thanks to a formidable innate understanding of the cinematic medium, and he married his expressive camera work to a strikingly inventive use of sound with a singular dexterity. His deeply shadowed, fatalistic early sound filmsÂ David GolderÂ andÂ La tÃªte dâ€™un hommeÂ anticipate the poetic realist style that would come to define the decade in French cinema, while the small-town family dramaÂ Poil de CarotteÂ and the swooning tale of love and illusionÂ UnÂ carnet de balÂ showcase his stunning versatility. These four filmsâ€”all featuring the great stage turned screen actor Harry Baurâ€”are collected here, each evidence of an immense and often overlooked cinematic talent. FOUR-DVD BOX SET INCLUDES: DAVID GOLDER The first sound film by Julien Duvivier also marked his first collaboration with the marvelous actor Harry Baur. Together, they brought to life the vivid protagonist of IrÃ¨ne NÃ©mirovskyâ€™s best-selling first novel, an avaricious, self-interested banker whose family life is as tempestuous as his business dealings. Directed with visual panache, this grim yet arresting tale showcases Duvivierâ€™s preternatural cinematic maturity during a transitional phase for the French film industry. POIL DE CAROT...
Bicycle Thieves (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection (Direct) Brand: CRITERION COLLECTIONS Model: 35167925
A poor man and his son search Rome for the stolen bicycle he needs to go to work.
Embrace Of The Serpent
Manufacturer: Oscilloscope Laboratories Model: 35357488
THE STORY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KARAMAKATE, AN AMAZONIAN SHAMAN AND LAST SURVIVOR OF HIS PEOPLE, AND TWO SCIENTISTS WHO WORK TOGETHER OVER THE COURSE OF 40 YEARS TO SEARCH THE AMAZON FOR A SACRED HEALING PLANT.
Out 1 (LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, DUAL FORMAT: 6 BLU-RAYs & 7 DVDs)
Manufacturer: Carlotta Films Brand: KINO INTERNATIONAL
Paris, April 13th 1970. Two theater groups each rehearse avant-garde adaptations of plays by Aeschylus. A young deaf-mute begs for change in cafÃ©s while playing the harmonica. A young woman seduces men in order to rob them. As a conspiracy develops, the protagonists stories start to intertwine... Jacques Rivette, co-founder of the French New Wave along with Jean-Luc Godard, FranÃ§ois Truffaut, Ã‰ric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol, has always been that group s most free-spirited and aesthetically radical member. This is very much on display in Out 1, his fourth feature film and magnum opus, in which a whimsical young man (Jean-Pierre LÃ©aud) receives anonymous notes that put him on the trail of a mysterious group of people who might or might not be conspirators.Based on an utterly unique concept that includes the absence of a script and nods to HonorÃ© de Balzac and Lewis Carroll, Out 1 has been practically impossible to see for more than forty years. Both the complete 8-part series, Out 1: noli me tangere (1971), and the shorter theatrical version, Out 1: Spectre (1974), are offered here in newly restored 2K presentations supervised by the films director of photography, Pierre-William Glenn (Day for Night). The colorful characters that LÃ©aud encounters during his quest are played by Juliet Berto, Michael Lonsdale, Bernadette Lafont, Bulle Ogier, FranÃ§oise Fabian, Jean-FranÃ§ois StÃ©venin and other New Wave icons, with special appearances by directors Ã‰ric...
Manufacturer: TLA Releasing
On the verge of achieving his dream career, TomÃ¡s allows his older brother MartÃn Farina an inside look at his life as a professional football player. MartÃn, never able to fulfill his own dream of playing football, steps into the world of TomÃ¡s and his team mates through the lens of his camera. However, the rest of the club has their own opinions - some viewing MartÃn as an intruder, as he exposes their most vulnerable moments. Fulboy offers an uncensored, confessional look at how the athletes behind the most popular sport in the world behave during their time off the field. At the same time, Fulboy reflexively interrogates the director's aesthetic choices and point-of-view - as well as the viewer's gaze at the male form.
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