The Jacques Rivette Collection Blu-ray
The Jacques Rivette CollectionBlu-ray
Rivette’s fanciful exercise in mysticism, “Duelle” (1976), follows the quests of a sun goddess (Bulle Ogier) and moon goddess (Juliet Berto) in contemporary Paris as they vie for possession of a diamond that would allow them to remain on our mortal plane--and the impact their war has on sundry mortals. Jean Babilée, Nicole Garcia, Hermine Karagheuz also star.
In his companion costume swashbuckler, “Noroît” (1976), the convoluted schemes of a woman (Geraldine Chaplin) to exact vengeance on the pirate queen (Bernadette Lafont) who killed her brother may bring down all in their orbit. Kika Markham, Humbert Balsan, Larrio Ekson also star.
New Yorker Ben (Joe Dallesandro) flew to Paris after getting a cryptic telegram from his ex Elisabeth (Danièle Gégauff)...and all he found at the rendezvous point was her kid sister Léo (Maria Schneider), summoned from Rome on a similar pretext. Their joint pursuit of the truth leads them into a web of theft and peril, in “Merry-Go-Round” (1981). Sylvie Matton, Françoise Prévost also star.
7 hrs. total on 3 Blu-rays/3 DVDs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: French PCM nono; Subtitles: English; featurettes. In French with English subtitles.