As a companion to Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc, French New Wave filmmaker Jacques Rivette directed the five-hour historical epic Jeanne la Pucelle (Joan the Maid), reduced to less than four hours for its U.S. release. Both parts (The Battles and The Prisons) are presented here in this two-disc set from Facets. Each film is presented with a widescreen transfer. The Dolby Digital soundtrack is in the original French language with optional English subtitles. Special features include filmographies andessays about Rivette and the French New Wave, along with a filmography for star Sandrine Bonnaire. Also includes a historical timeline and essays on the history of Joan of Arc. This is a highly recommended set for an acclaimed film.