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Entertainment DVD: Claude Chabrol, François Truffaut, marvelous tales and fantastic films for the holidays

15:25  04 december  2020
15:25  04 december  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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The François Truffaut Collection. DVD . There are 8 films on this DVD , some better known than others, but all have that stunning Chabrol quality that really gets under your skin. Excellent collection of Chabrol films , several including the superb Stephanie Audran, especially in Le Boucher.

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A selection of original boxes for families, film buffs and fans of the legendary Hammer Films.

  DVD : Claude Chabrol, François Truffaut, des contes merveilleux et des films fantastiques pour les fêtes © Provided by Franceinfo

Even if streaming platforms are on the rise in this period of confinement, DVDs remain a gift of choice for the holidays. The physical medium participates in the constitution of a video library in the same way as a library, as a beautiful object, with rich and original additions.

For the holidays, the special effects specialist Ray Harryhausen offers us his Marvelous Tales, Claude Chabrol his feminine thrillers, François Truffaut a selection of his rarest films, and the Hammer, his last horror films from the 1970s at dusk of his glory.

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Three very interesting films in this Claude Chabrol collection showing the depth and range of his work. A good introduction to one of most interesting directors that Format: DVD |Verified Purchase. but I didn't get much out of 'Betty'. Just not very interesting film making. Worth it for the other two though.

Alexei Laptev “One, Two, Three …” Samuil Marshak “Babes of the Zoo” Vladimir Mayakovsky “What is Good and What is Bad” Nikolai Nosov “Visiting Grandpa” Alexander Pushkin “The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights”.

The Marvelous Tales by Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen, magician of special effects in stop motion (animation of figurines frame by frame), made a series of adaptations of classic tales from 1949. Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel , Rapunzel, King Midas offered in this DVD. You will also discover The Hare and the Tortoise, only completed in 2002. Charming adaptations which elude the sometimes cruel side of the original fairy tales, but shimmering in these colorful versions produced with the care and perfectionism of a genius at his beginnings .

Rich unreleased add-ons include The Tales of My Mother Oye, four short films from his childhood on which Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts, The Mysterious Island, Clash of the Titans) got his hands on in the garage of his parents before joining Hollywood: splendid rarities for amateurs. A short summary of the career of this master, idolized by Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton or Joe Dante (Gremlins), completes this gem edited by Carlotta.

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Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Benoît Magimel, François Berléand, Mathilda May. Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier.

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Claude Chabrol: feminine suspense

A set of five films combined with the feminine of Claude Chabrol that we called the French Hitchcock. Five thrillers in which a seemingly banal daily life becomes the setting for intimate dramas in the colors of various facts and studies of manners. L'Enfer (1994) with François Cluzet and Emmanuelle Béart, La Cérémonie (1995), with Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Bonnaire, Rien ne va plus (1997), with Michel Serrault and Isabelle Huppert, Merci pour le chocolat (2000), with Isabelle Huppert and Jacques Dutronc, finally La Fleur du mal (2002), with Benoît Magimel and Nathalie Baye, compose this anthology.

A well-chosen selection by publisher Carlotta from over fifty Chabrol films, where he films his passion for female characters with his unique art of storytelling and psychological portraiture in dramas of deceptively sleepy provincial life. An Antoine de Baecque booklet enriches this set, as well as numerous bonuses involving Chabrol, his actors and actresses who comment on their roles and their work with a recognizable filmmaker.

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The François Truffaut Collection [ DVD ]. There are 8 films on this DVD , some better known than others, but all have that stunning Chabrol quality that really gets under your skin. Excellent collection of Chabrol films , several including the superb Stephanie Audran, especially in Le Boucher.

François Truffaut: passion for cinema

Close to Chabrol, we find François Truffaut in eight films, some of which are among his most personal: The Bride Was in Black, The Wild Child, The Mississippi Mermaid, A Beautiful Girl Like me, The Story of Adèle H, The Man Who Loved Women, Pocket Money and The Green Room.

Edited by Arte Vidéo, all these films are available for the first time on Blu-ray, complete with a new 108-page booklet. More than three hours of bonus give the floor to Truffaut, Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau and Isabelle Adjani, and even Jean Renoir, major reference of the filmmaker.

Rare films include L’Enfant sauvage, on the wolf-child of Aveyron (1797 news item), and La Chambre verte, on a widower's near-necrophilic passion for his late wife. They contrast with the more conventional filmography of Truffaut: two strange and bewitching films in which he plays the main role.

Hammer Films 1970-1976: sex and blood

Such a set of seven films, volume 2 of the Hammer retrospective, spearhead of British horror from 1957 to 1976, would have more its place for Halloween than for Christmas, but amateurs will appreciate. Published by Tamasa, in a restored DVD / Blu-ray combo, the box set includes The Scars of Dracula (with Christopher Lee), The Demons of the Spirit (with Patrick Mc§Gee), A Girl for the Devil (with Richard Widmark , Christopher Lee and Nastasia Kinski in her first major role), The Horrors of Frankenstein (with Dave Prowse future Darth Vader, who has just died), Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (incredibly modern version of Stevenson's novel), The Bloody Mummy, and Cold sweat at night. Five of these films will be released in theaters in spring 2021.

A booklet with documents, illustrations, photos and posters (48 pages) and seven reproductions of the original posters in postcards are nice goodies. The bonuses are particularly fascinating thanks to the erudition of Nicolas Stanzick, who comments on this selection of films representative of the end of an era, that of the fantastic Gothic which made the glory of the Hammer, and who here knows his swan song, while pulling out of the game.

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