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Lola Montes: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 114 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: February 16, 2010
  • Packaging: Custom Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    - New, restored high-definition digital transfer
    - Audio commentary featuring Max Ophuls scholar Susan White
    - Max Ophuls ou le plaisir de tourner, a 1965 episode of the French television program Cineastes de notre temps, featuring interviews with man
Lola Montes is a visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophuls charts Montes's scandalous past through the bombastic ringmaster (Peter Ustinov) of the American circus where she ends up performing. Ophuls's final film, Lola Montes is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a meticulous, one-of-a-kind movie spectacle.