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Essential art house. / Volume IV

Author: René ClémentAnnie DorfmannMarcel CarnéJacques ViotAnatole LitvakAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : [Widescreen]View all editions and formats
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Summary:
Gervaise: "An uncompromising depiction of a laundress's struggles with an alcoholic husband while running her own business. An adaptation of Emile Zola's L'assommoir."--Container.

Le Jour se lève: "In this compelling story of obsessive sexuality and murder, a working-class man resorts to killing to free the woman he loves from the controlling influence of another man."--Container.

Mayerling: "The profoundly emotional true story of the doomed adulterous affair between Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austrian throne, and the young and innocent baron's daughter Maria Vetsera."--Container.

The tales of Hoffmann: "A splendid Technicolor fantasia of dreams and nightmares that incorporates ballet, song, and stunning visual effects."--Container.

The 39 steps: "The exciting exploits of Richard Hannay, a dapper everyman who ends up on the run after he is mistaken for a murderer.'"--Container.

Throne of blood = Kumonosu jô: "Arguably the greatest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, this film features some of the Japanese master's most unforgettable, hallucinatory imagery."--Container.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: René Clément; Annie Dorfmann; Marcel Carné; Jacques Viot; Anatole Litvak; Seymour Nebenzal; Akira Kurosawa; Takashi Shimura; Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Alfred Hitchcock; StudioCanal (Firm); Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.; Archers (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm); Janus Films.
ISBN: 9781604652130 1604652136 9781604652079 1604652071 9781604652086 160465208X 9781604652093 1604652098 9781604652109 1604652101 9781604652116 160465211X 9781604652123 1604652128
OCLC Number: 676708104
Language Note: In English (Tales of Hoffmann, The 39 steps), French (Gervaise, Le jour se lève, Mayerling), and Japanese (Throne of blood) with English subtitles.
Notes: Collective title from outer container.
Performer(s): Gervaise: Maria Schell, François Périer, Suzy Delair.
Le Jour se lève: Jean Gabin, Jules Berry, Arletty, Jacqueline Laurent.
Mayerling: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Marthe Régnier, Yolande Laffon.
The tales of Hoffmann: Robert Rounseville, Pamela Brown, Moira Shearer, Edmond Audran, Robert Helpmann, Meinhart Maur, Frederick Ashton, Philip Leaver, John Ford.
The 39 steps: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie, Helen Haye, Frank Cellier, Wylie Watson.
Throne of blood: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Minoru Chiaki, Akira Kubo, Takamaru Sasaki, Yoichi Tachikawa, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Naniwa.
Description: 6 videodiscs : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 6 foldout booklets ([6] p. each).
Details: DVD; Dolby digital mono.; region 1; enhanced for widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio.
Contents: Gervaise (1956, 117 min., b&w) / StudioCanal ; directed by René Clément ; produced by Annie Dorfmann --
Le jour se lève (1939, 90 min., b&w) / StudioCanal ; directed by Marcel Carné ; screenplay by Jacques Viot --
Mayerling (1936, 93 min., b&w) / StudioCanal ; directed by Anatole Litvak ; produced by Seymour Nebenzal --
The tales of Hoffmann (1951, 127 min., color) / The Archers for London Studio Productions ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger --
The 39 steps (1935, 86 min., b&w) / ITV Global Entertainment Ltd. ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock --
Kumonosu jô = Throne of blood (1957, 109 min., b&w) / Toho Co. ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.
Other Titles: Gervaise
Le jour se lève
Mayerling
Tales of Hoffmann
39 steps
Throne of blood
Gervaise (Motion picture)
Le jour se lève (Motion picture)
Mayerling (Motion picture)
Tales of Hoffmann (Motion picture)
39 steps (Motion picture)
Throne of blood (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Janus Films presents.

Abstract:

Gervaise: "An uncompromising depiction of a laundress's struggles with an alcoholic husband while running her own business. An adaptation of Emile Zola's L'assommoir."--Container.

Le Jour se lève: "In this compelling story of obsessive sexuality and murder, a working-class man resorts to killing to free the woman he loves from the controlling influence of another man."--Container.

Mayerling: "The profoundly emotional true story of the doomed adulterous affair between Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austrian throne, and the young and innocent baron's daughter Maria Vetsera."--Container.

The tales of Hoffmann: "A splendid Technicolor fantasia of dreams and nightmares that incorporates ballet, song, and stunning visual effects."--Container.

The 39 steps: "The exciting exploits of Richard Hannay, a dapper everyman who ends up on the run after he is mistaken for a murderer.'"--Container.

Throne of blood = Kumonosu jô: "Arguably the greatest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, this film features some of the Japanese master's most unforgettable, hallucinatory imagery."--Container.

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