TOTO LE HÉROS/TOTO THE HERO – reissued on Blu Ray

Toto the HeroTOTO LE HÉROS/TOTO THE HERO (12) 1960 FRANCE DOMAEL, JACO VAN BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
Thomas is convinced that a nursery fire led to him, as a baby, being given to the wrong family. He believes his neighbour Alfred, who was born in the same hospital and had wealthy parents, stole his birthright.

As an old man, resentful of Alfred’s success and happiness, Thomas reflects back on their intertwined lives as his thoughts turn steadily towards vengeance.

In French with English subtitles

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French film – VIVRE POUR SURVIVRE/WHITE FIRE – issued on dvd

White FireVIVRE POUR SURVIVRE/WHITE FIRE (18) 1984 FRANCE PALLARDY, JEAN-MARIE BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
Brother and sister Bo and Inga are sibling jewel thieves with a passion for a famous diamond known as White Fire.

In French with English subtitles

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French film – MES PROVINCIALES /A PARIS EDUCATION – issued on dvd

A Paris EducationMES PROVINCIALES /A PARIS EDUCATION (12) 2018 FRANCE CIVEYRAC, JEAN-PAU £15.99
Etienne comes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne.

Here the students share their passion for film, art, life and their hopes for the future with like-minded peers.

But the fractious relationship between Étienne and his fellow film student Mathias becomes even more emotionally complicated when Annabelle , a political activist, steps into his life.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO MES PROVINCIALES – A PARIS EDUCATIONN

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO MES PROVINCIALES – A PARIS EDUCATION

 

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French Canadian movie – CURLING – out of Blu Ray

CurlingCURLING (15) 2010 CANADA CÔTÉ, DENIS BLU RAY £19.99
Set on fringe of society in a remote part of the French-Canadian countryside, this
sparse and darkly humorous film is a meditation on isolation and the universal need for human connection.

In French with English subtitles.

 

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French film – LES CREVETTES PAILLETÉES/SHINY SHRIMPS – issued on dvd

Shiny ShrimpsLES CREVETTES PAILLETÉES/SHINY SHRIMPS (15) 2019 FRANCE GALLO C LE/GOVARE M £15.99
World Swimming Championship medallist makes a homophobic remark on TV. His punishment? To coach and get the “The Shiny Shrimps”, a gay water polo team motivated more by partying, to me match fit for the Gay Games. The journey offers the coach the chance to take a fresh look at himself and rethink his priorities.

In French with English subtitles

LES CREVETTES PAILLETÉES-SHINY SHRIMPS FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES

LES CREVETTES PAILLETÉES-SHINY SHRIMPS ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

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Robert Bresson’s movie – LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE – re-issued on dvd

Les Dames Du Bois De BoulogneLES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE (PG) 1945 FRANCE BRESSON, ROBERT BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
Made during the last days of the Occupation, this love story, based on a novelette by Denis Diderot and with dialogue written by Jean Cocteau, follows a society lady as she plots to initiate a scandalous affair.

Hélène is rejected by her lover Jean and Hélène seeks revenge by humiliating him. She persuades prostitute Agnés, to go out with Jean, who she knows will fall in love with her.
In French with English subtitles

 

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French films – CHANSON DOUCE/LULLABY – issued on dvd

Lullaby8CHANSON DOUCE/LULLABY (15) 2019 FRANCE BORLETEAU, LUCIE £19.99
Parisian lawyer Myriam and her husband Paul agree to hire a middle-aged widow Louise as their nanny. Louise seems like the perfect candidate, but as she works her way deeper into their lives and becomes increasingly dangerous, tragedy strikes the Parisian couple. Based on the bestseller by Leila Slimani.

In French with English subtitles

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO CHANSON DOUCE-LULLABY

 

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French film – CYRANO DE BERGERAC – released on Blu Ray

Cyrano De Bergerac7CYRANO DE BERGERAC (U) 1990 FRANCE RAPPENEAU, J.P. BLU RAY ONLY – £17.99
Gerard Depardieu stars in this Oscar nominated film, based on the Edmond Rostand play.

Based on Edmond Rostand. Work, 17th century swordsman and poet Cyrano is cursed with a very large nose and he feels he is too ugly for his beloved Roxanne . Consequently, he pours all his energy into helping his handsome but unintelligent friend with poems to win the heart of Roxanne. However Roxanne to fall in love with Cyrano’s beautiful words just as much as she does her suitor’s handsome face

In French with English subtitles

 

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Éric Rohmer’s collection – ÉRIC ROHMER: COMEDIES AND PROVERBS- released on Blu Ray

Éric Rohmer Comedies and ProverbsÉRIC ROHMER: COMEDIES AND PROVERBS (15) FRANCE BLU RAY £55.99
The Comedies and Proverbs series brings together six of the Éric Rohmer’s L’Aviateur/Aviators Wife, (1981), La Femme De Le Beau Marriage/A Good Marriage, Pauline A La Plage/pauline At the Beach (1983), Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984), Le Rayon Vert/the Green Ray (1986), L’ami De Mon Amie/My Boyfriend’s Girlfriend (1987).

In French with English subtitles
L’AVIATEUR/AVIATORS WIFE – François become obsessed with the idea that his Girlfriend is being unfaithful.
LA FEMME DE LE BEAU MARRIAGE/A GOOD MARRIAGE – Sabine in her pursuit of matrimony with Edmond, who it seems is the only person that doesn’t know the two are set to marry.

PAULINE A LA PLAGE/PAULINE AT THE BEACH – Pauline and her cousin Marion discover lovers new and old during a summer vacation.

LES NUITS DE LA PLEINE LUNE/FULL MOON IN PARIS – centres on Louise who although in a relationship with Remi seeks the freedom of single life.

LE RAYON VERT/THE GREEN RAY – Charming, romantic comedy of young Parisienne on holiday.

L’AMI DE MON AMIE/MY BOYFRIEND’S GIRLFRIEND – The film explores questions of fidelity and betrayal, delusion and deceit in modern youth with a light and compassionate touch.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of six Éric Rohmer features: The Aviator’s Wife, A Good Marriage, Pauline at the Beach, Full Moon in Paris, The Green Ray, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

Original French mono soundtracks (uncompressed PCM)

Optional English subtitles

Introductions to The Aviator’s Wife, A Good Marriage, Pauline at the Beach, Full Moon in Paris and The Green Ray by Éric Rohmer

In depth appreciation of Rohmer by filmmaker and actor Richard Ayoade

Effraction: Tchéky Karyo, an hour-long French television documentary profile of the Full Moon in Paris actor

On-set report from the making of My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

Archive interview with André Dussollier on The Aviator’s Wife

Archive interview with Claude-Jean Philippe and Caroline Champetier on Pauline at the Beach

Archive interview with Arielle Dombasle on Pauline at the Beach

Archive interview with Pascale Ogier on Full Moon in Paris

Archive interview with Marie Rivière on The Green Ray

Changing Landscapes, a 1964 documentary short directed by Rohmer

Audio interview with Rohmer

Trailers for all six films

Reversible sleeves featuring six artwork options

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THE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY COLLECTION – issued on Blu Ray

Essential Jacques Demy CollectionTHE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY COLLECTION (TBA) DEMY, JACQUES BLU RA Y ONLY £105
Features the following six films – Lola (1961), La Baie Des Anges (1963), the Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Les Demoiselles De Rochefort (1967), Peau D’âne/donkey (1970) and Une Chambre En Ville (1982).
LA BAIE DES ANGES 1963
Set largely in the casinos of Nice, is a visually lovely but darkly realistic investigation into love and obsession.

LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT 1967
Musical comedy with Catherine Deneuve and Gene Kelly.

LOLA 1961
Anouk Aimee plays Lola, a cabaret singer who occupies herself with a few affairs while awaiting the return of her one and only true love.

LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG/UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG 1964
A story of lost love, with all the dialogue sung rather than spoken.

PEAU D’ÂNE/DONKEY SKIN 1970
Fairytale about a King (Jean Marais) who is distraught at the death of his wife (Catherine Deneuve), and promises never to marry anyone less beautiful than her. But when he is compelled to marry his own daughter (also Deneuve), her fairy godmother manages to save her from this incestuous fate by making her demand impossible gifts, including a suit of clothes made from the skin of a magical donkey that ensures the land’s prosperity.

UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE 1982
In this musical melodrama set against the backdrop of a workers’ strike in Nantes,

SPECIAL FEATURES
New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays of Lola and Bay of Angels and 5.1 or 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-rays of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une chambre en ville

Two documentaries by filmmaker Agnès Varda: The World of Jacques Demy (1995) and The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)

Four short films by director Jacques Demy: Les horizons morts (1951), Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956), Ars (1959), and La luxure (1962)

Jacques Demy, A to Z, a new visual essay by critic James Quandt

Archival interviews with Demy, composer Michel Legrand, and actors Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, and Jacques Perrin

Once Upon a Time . . . “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a 2008 documentary

Episode from Behind the Screen, a 1966 series about the making of Young Girls

“Donkey Skin” Illustrated, a 2008 program on the many versions of Charles Perrault’s fairy tale

“Donkey Skin” and the Thinkers, a 2008 program featuring critic Camille Tabouley

New conversation between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau

New interviews with journalist Marie Colmant and film scholar Rodney Hill

Archival audio Q&A with Demy
Archival audio interviews with Legrand and Deneuve

Interview with actor Anouk Aimée from 2012, conducted by Varda

Interview with Varda from 2012 on the origin of Lola’s song

Restoration demonstrations for Lola, Bay of Angels, Umbrellas, and Une chambre

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Ginette Vincendeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne E. Duggan, and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthomé

In French with English subtitles

 

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Classic French movie – LOLA MONTÈS – THE CRITERION COLLECTION – released on Blu Ray

Lola MontèsLOLA MONTÈS – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (PG) 1955 FRANCE OPHÜLS, MAX BLU RAY ONLY £22.95
The most expensive French film of it’s time, this lavish film tells the story of the celebrated Irish dancer and notorious courtesan Lola Montez.

In French with English subtitles

 

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French movie – PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU/PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE – released on Blu Ray and DVD

Portrait of a Lady On FirePORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU/PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (15) 2019 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
In 1770, artist Marianne travels to Brittany to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young reluctant bride. Marianne must paint Héloïse without her knowing, so she observes her by day and paint her portrait secretly.

In French with English subtitles

 


FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU- PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU- PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
GUARDIAN REVIEW

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/mar/01/portrait-of-a-lady-on-fire-review-celine-sciamma

 

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French documentary – CHICHINETTE: THE ACCIDENTAL SPY – issued on dvd

ChichinetteCHICHINETTE: THE ACCIDENTAL SPY (12) 2019 HENS, NICOLA £12.99
98 year old French-Jewish woman Marthe Cohn tells the extraordinary story of her wartime exploits. She survived the Nazi occupation of France and in 1944 enlisted into the French Intelligence Service as a spy. The 4.5 feet tall Marthe was sent to Germany to investigation German troop movements, helping to shorten the war. For 60 years she kept quiet about her past, but after receiving the French Medaille Militaire in 2000, she wrote a autobiography and stareds travelling the world to telling her story.

In French with English subtitles

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Henri-Georges Clouzot’s – MANON – issued on Blu Ray

ManonMANON (TBA) 1949 FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
Loose adaptation of Abbé Prévost’s  novel Manon Lescaut, which has been transposed to a World War II setting.

Village girl, Manon,  is accused of collaborating with the Nazis and is rescued from imminent execution by a former French Resistance fighter.

The couple move to Paris, where they resort to profiteering,  prostitution and murder to survive.

In French with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation

• Original 1.0 mono audio

• Optional English subtitles

• Bibliothèque de poche: H.G. Clouzot, an archival documentary from 1970 in which Clouzot talks of his love of literature and the relationship between the page and the screen

• Woman in the Dunes, a newly filmed video appreciation by film critic Geoff Andrew

• Image gallery

• Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options

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Marcel Carné’s – HOTEL DU NORD – issued in Blu Ray

Hotel Du NordHOTEL DU NORD (PG) 1938 FRANCE CARNÉ, MARCEL BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
Based on the Eugène Dabit novel, a young couple check into the Hotel du Nord planning a double suicide.

Doomed lovers Renée and Pierre plan to end their lives together at the Hotel du Nord. However after Pierre shoots Renée, he flees without shooting himself.

Renée makes a surprise recovery and when Pierre returns from prison, he finds Renée in love with another man.

Hôtel du Nord is noteworthy for its assured ensemble performances, remarkably authentic studio sets and compelling Bastille Day street-celebration finale. Now, looking and sounding better than ever before.

In French with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

• High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation

• Original 1.0 mono audio

• Optional English subtitles

• Au cinéma ce soir: Marcel Carné on Hôtel du Nord, an in-depth archival interview with the legendary director from 1972 in which he talks at length about the film

• Introduction to Hôtel du Nord by Paul Ryan, the film historian revisits Carné’s classic film

• Image gallery

• Original trailer

• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

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