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Malpertuis

Author: Harry KümelPaul LaffarguePierre LevieJean FerryOrson WellesAll authors
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Barrel Entertainment ; [Place of publication not identified] : Ryko Distritution, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : DutchView all editions and formats
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In Flemish legend, Malpertuis is the devil's lair. It is also the name of the sinister and labyrinthine house belonging to the dying Cassavius, whose relatives have gathered in anticipation of his death and their inheritance. All is not as it seems, and Jan, Cassavius's nephew, finds himself trapped in a nightmare world of Greek gods, temptresses, and stairways and corridors to nowhere.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Fantasy films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Horror films
Named Person: Jean Ray; Jean Ray
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Kümel; Paul Laffargue; Pierre Levie; Jean Ferry; Orson Welles; Susan Hampshire; Michel Bouquet; Charles Janssens; Mathieu Carrière; Jean-Pierre Cassel; Sylvie Vartan; Gerry Fisher; Georges Delerue; Jean Ray; Sofidoc Productions.; Société d'expansion du spectacle.; Productions Artistes associés.; Artemis Film (Firm); Barrel Entertainment (Firm); Ryko Distribution.
OCLC Number: 156982812
Language Note: In Dutch with optional English subtitles (Director's cut); English dubbed (Cannes version).
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1973 as a co-production of SOFIDOC, S.E.S., Les Artistes Associés, and Artemis Film.
Cannes version submitted to the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.
Based on a novel by Jean Ray.
Credits: Editor, Harry Kümel ; photography, Gerry Fisher ; music, Georges Delerue ; screenwriter, Jean Ferry.
Cast: Orson Welles, Susan Hampshire, Michel Bouquet, Charles Janssens, Mathieu Carrière, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sylvie Vartan.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; mono.; 1.85:1/16x9.
Contents: Disc 1: Malpertuis: Director's cut (1973: 119 minutes) Dutch language with optional English subtitles and audio commentary from director Harry Kümel --
Orson Welles uncut, a 25-minute featurette containing rare outtakes footage of Welles during the filming of Malpertuis --
Susan Hampshire : one actress, three parts, an 11-minute featurette containing new interviews with Hampshire. Disc 2: Malpertuis: Cannes version (1972: 100 minutes) --
Reflections of darkness: Del Valle on Kümel, a new 74-minute career-length interview with director Kümel by noted film journalist David Del Valle --
Jean Ray / John Flanders, a 7-minute featurette that delves into the fantastical world of the Belgian writer including archival interview footage --
Trailer.
Other Titles: Legend of Doom House
Malpertuis (Motion picture)
Malpertuis (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Pierre Levie & Paul Laffargue presenteren ; een film van Harry Kümel.
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In Flemish legend, Malpertuis is the devil's lair. It is also the name of the sinister and labyrinthine house belonging to the dying Cassavius, whose relatives have gathered in anticipation of his death and their inheritance. All is not as it seems, and Jan, Cassavius's nephew, finds himself trapped in a nightmare world of Greek gods, temptresses, and stairways and corridors to nowhere.

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