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Essential art house. / Volume IV

Author: René ClémentJean AurenchePierre BostMaria SchellFrançois PérierAll authors
Publisher: New York : Criterion Collection, [2008?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gervaise: A story of mid-19th-century Parisian slums in which a young girl's dreams of a happy home and a successful laundry are cruelly destroyed by a drunken husband.

Jour se lève: A working-class man finds the only way to free the woman he loves from the arms of another is to commit murder.

Mayerling: A young baron's daughter begins a tumultuous affair with an Archduke that is heir to the Austrian throne. Based on the true story of the tragic events surrounding the life of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Baroness Mary Vetsera.

Throne of blood: Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy.

Hoffmann is a lovelorn young man in Nuremberg who is watching his latest love, Stella, dance in the ballet. In the interval he goes to the tavern where he tells his friends the tales of the three major loves of his life.

39 Steps: Follows the exploits of Richard Hannay, a dapper everyman who ends up on the run after he is mistaken for a murderer.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Feature films
Romance films
Film adaptations
Musical films
Drama
Named Person: Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria; Marie Alexandrine Vetsera, Baronesse; E T A Hoffmann; Jacques Offenbach
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: René Clément; Jean Aurenche; Pierre Bost; Maria Schell; François Périer; Suzy Delair; Marcel Carné; Jacques Viot; Jean Gabin; Jules Berry; Arletty; Jacqueline Laurent; Mady Berry; Jacques Baumer; Philippe Agostini; André Bac; René Le Hénaff; Maurice Jaubert; Anatole Litvak; Robert Donat; Madeleine Carroll; Lucie Mannheim; Alfred Hitchcock; Joseph Kessel; Irma von Cube; Seymour Nebenzal; Danielle Darrieux; Akira Kurosawa; Toshirō Mifune; Isuzu Yamada; Takashi Shimura; Minoru Chiaki; Moira Shearer; Robert Helpmann, Sir; Leonide Massine; Thomas Beecham, Sir; Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Émile Zola; John Buchan; Claude Anet; William Shakespeare; Jacques Offenbach; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604652079 1604652071 9781604652086 160465208X 9781604652093 1604652098 9781604652123 1604652128 9781604652109 1604652101 9781604652116 160465211X
OCLC Number: 535163764
Language Note: In French with English subtitles (Gervaise, Jour se lève, Mayerling, Tales of Hoffman) ; In Japanese with English subtitles (Throne of blood) ; English with closed captions (Tales of Hoffmann, 39 Steps).
Notes: Gervaise based on Emile Zola's L'Assommoir.
Mayerling based on Claude Anet's Idyll's end.
Tales of Hoffmann based upon the opera by Jacques Offenbach.
39 Steps adapted from the novel by John Buchan.
Collective title from outer container.
Cast: Gervaise: Maria Schell, Franc̨ois Périer, Suzy Delair, Jacques Harden, Jany Holt, Mathilde Casadesus, Florelle, Armand Mestral, Chantel Gozzi.
Le jour se lève: Jean Gabin, Jules Berry, Arletty, Jacqueline Laurent, Mady Berry, Jacques Baumer.
Mayerling: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux.
Throne of blood: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Takamaru Sasaki, Chieko Naniwa.
Performer(s): Tales of Hoffman: Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine.
39 Steps: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim.
Description: 6 videodiscs (622 min.) : sd., black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 6 foldout booklets.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1: Gervaise (1956, 117 min., b&w) / directed by Clément, René ; producer Annie Doremann --
Disc 2: Le jour se lève (1939, 90 min., b&w) / directed by Marcel Carné --
Disc 3: Mayerling (1936, 93 min., b&w) / directed by Anatole Litvak ; produced by Seymour Nebenzal --
Disc 4: Throne of blood = Kumonosu-jo (1957, 109 min. b&w) / produced and directed by Akira Kurosawa --
Disc 5: Tales of Hoffman (1951, 127 min., sd.col.) / written, produced, & directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger --
Disc 6: 39 Steps (1935, 86 min., b&w) / directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Other Titles: Gervaise.
Jour se lève.
Mayerling.
Throne of blood.
Kumonosu-jo.
Tales of Hoffmann.
39 steps.
Thirty nine steps.
Essential art house.
Responsibility: Janus Films.

Abstract:

Gervaise: A story of mid-19th-century Parisian slums in which a young girl's dreams of a happy home and a successful laundry are cruelly destroyed by a drunken husband.

Jour se lève: A working-class man finds the only way to free the woman he loves from the arms of another is to commit murder.

Mayerling: A young baron's daughter begins a tumultuous affair with an Archduke that is heir to the Austrian throne. Based on the true story of the tragic events surrounding the life of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Baroness Mary Vetsera.

Throne of blood: Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy.

Hoffmann is a lovelorn young man in Nuremberg who is watching his latest love, Stella, dance in the ballet. In the interval he goes to the tavern where he tells his friends the tales of the three major loves of his life.

39 Steps: Follows the exploits of Richard Hannay, a dapper everyman who ends up on the run after he is mistaken for a murderer.

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