LA GRANDE ILLUSION

02/14/2012

Often listed as one of the most important film of the twentieth century, Jean Renoir’s LA GRANDE ILLUSION is the symbol of a universal and pacifist cinema. The story of its restoration itself is an historic and European scenario. In 1940, the Nazis confiscated the negative and kept it in Berlin. It was then taken to Moscow by the Russian army at the end of the War. The negative came back to France in the mid 1970’s within the scope of exchanges between the Toulouse film institute and the Gosfilmofond (national Russian archives).

After a first restoration in 1997, STUDIOCANAL and the Toulouse film institute decided in 2011 to restore the film again with the technologies of the twenty-first century. Immagine Ritrovata, the Italian laboratory, digitized and restored the nitrate negative, thus giving to the images their entire dimension, absolutely sublime. The sound, revised with extreme care, is stunning. This masterpiece, to (re)discover in Blu-ray thanks to STUDIOCANAL Collection, will be available in France on February 21st, in Germany on April 5th, in the UK on April 23rd and in the USA in July, 2012.

Synospis: 1917. In a German camp. A group of French prisoners composed of the aristocrat Boieldieu, the foreman Maréchal and the banker Rosenthal plan their escape. At the very last moment, they are transferred to a fortress run by von Rauffenstein, who hits it off with Boieldieu.
Director : Jean Renoir
Cast : Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Erich Von Stroheim, Dita Parlo, Dalio

MULHOLLAND DRIVE

12/19/2011

David Lynch throws the spectator into an unforgettable neo-noir trip behind the Hollywood scene. He keeps clouding the borders between fantasy and reality. Led by the two main characters (Naomi Watts and Laura Harring), both extremely disturbed and disturbing, this film won the Best Director Award at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. A decade after its release in 2001, MULHOLLAND DRIVE is available...

LOVERS LIKE US (LE SAUVAGE) STARRING CATHERINE DENEUVE AND YVES MONTANT

10/11/2011

LOVERS LIKE US is a great adventure comedy by Jean-Paul Rappeneau. Released in 1975, the film has been restored in 2K this year by STUDIOCANAL and La Cinémathèque Française and backed by the Franco-American Cultural Fund in France.

Jean-Paul Rappenau and Pierre Lhomme, director of photography worked together on this restoration.
Catherine Deneuve is Nelly. The actress is absolutely...

LAST YEAR IN MARIENBAD (L’ANNEE DERNIERE A MARIENBAD)

08/24/2011

The film from Alain Resnais was released half a century ago and won that same year a Golden Lion in Venice. Alain Robbe-Griller, the father of the Nouveau Roman’s movement, wrote the movie’s script. Coco Chanel designed Delphine Seyrig’s costumes. This film is part of the classics slate, the STUDIOCANAL collection. It has been restored in high-definition.

Synopsis:
In a sumptuous grand...

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