Available this week for the first time on Blu-ray are Sacha Guitry’s most beloved works. This Limited Edition set from Arrow Video has a limited pressing of only 1,500 copies and comes with both Blu-ray and DVD. Fans of these 1930’s classics will sure to want to include this set in their collection.
Indiscretions (Le Nouveau testament) follows a holier-than-though physician who is scuppered by his own hypocrisy. My Father Was Right (Mon père avait raison) tells off a man who, after being left by his wife for another man, raises his son to be wary of women. Let s Dream (Faisons un rêve…) is another story of mistrust, between husband, wife and lovers. And the history of one of France s most famous streets is retold in Up the Champs-Élysées (Remontons les Champs-Élysées), featuring multiple performances from Guitry himself.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS:
- Limited Dual Format Collection [1500 copies]
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original French mono soundtracks on all films (uncompressed LPCM on Blu-ray)
- Optional English language subtitles
- Newly filmed introduction to the films of Sacha Guitry by French cinema expert and academic Ginette Vincendeau
- Selected scene commentaries by Ginette Vincendeau
- Four video essays on different Guitry themes by critic Philippe Durant
- Interviews about Guitry with writer and director Francis Veber, and filmmaker Pascal Thomas
- Let’s Make a Dream… sound tests
- Let’s Make a Dream… theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeves featuring newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow for all films
- Limited edition 60-page book illustrated with original stills, featuring new writing by Craig Keller and Sabrina Marques; and credits for all films [Limited Edition Exclusive]
By: Marc Ferman