The Complete Jean Vigo: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 161 Minutes
  • Region: A Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • Blu-Ray Release Date: August 30, 2011
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: FRENCH: PCM Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Audio commentaries featuring Michael Temple, author of Jean Vigo
    Score for A Propos De Nice by Marc Perrone, from 2001
    Alternate edits from A Propos De Nice, featuring footage cut by Vigo
    Episode of the French television series Cineastes De Notre Temps about Vigo, from 1964
    Conversation from 1968 between filmmakers Francois Truffaut and Eric Rohmer on L'Atalante
    Animated tribute to Vigo by filmmaker Michel Gondry
    Les Voyages De "L'Atalante", film restorer and historian Bernard Eisenschitz's 2001 documentary tracing the history of the film
    Video interview from 2001 with director Otar Iosselianan on Vigo
    Booklet featuring essays by critics Michael Almereyda, Robert Polito, B. Kite, and Luc Sante
Own all four films by the master of poetic realism who set the stage for the New Wave before his tragic death at 29. Features the brief documentary on life in Southern France, "A Propos de Nice" (1930), the documentary portrait of a swimming champion, "Taris" (1931), the anarchic comedy about a revolution among students at a boys school, "Zero de Conduite" (1933), and the romance about young marrieds living on a canal barge, "L'Atalante" (1934). Two-disc set includes expert commentaries, documentaries, interviews, alternate scenes, essay booklet, more.
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