Jacques Rivette’s thirteen hour film – OUT 1 – issued on Blu Ray

This near-thirteen-hour film consists of eight feature-length episodes revolving around two theatre troupes, blackmail and conspiracy. Multiple characters introduce multiple plotlines, weaving a rich tapestry across an epic runtime and references to Honoré de Balzac and Lewis Carroll, cameos from Eric Rohmer and Barbet Schroeder, and stars icons from the New Wave including Jean-Pierre Leaud, Juliet Berto, Bulle Ogier, Michael Lonsdale and Bernadette Lafont.

The holy grail of French cinema, Jacques Rivette’s magnum opus had been nigh on impossible to see until the new restoration presented here. Screened just once in 1971 as Out 1: Noli me tangere, before being re-edited as as Out 1: Spectre, to acknowledge it’s shadow-like nature, both versions are presented in this boxed-set, fully restored and with English subtitles.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-



Production Year: 1971
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 775 mins
Number of Discs: 5
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Audio: 1.0 Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
discs: 5

Special Features

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from 2K restorations of both versions, supervised by cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn
Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles
The Mysteries of Paris: Jacques Rivette’s Out 1 Revisited – a feature length documentary by Robert Fischer and Wilfried Reichart containing interviews with actors Bulle Ogier, Michael Lonsdale and Hermine Karagheuz, cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, assistant director Jean-François Stévenin and producer Stéphane Tchalgadjieff, as well as rare archival interviews with actors Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Michel Delahaye, and director Jacques Rivette


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