The rules of the game La règle du jeu
DVD - 2011
A scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a marquis's countryside chateau lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haute bourgeois acquaintances. The film was a victim of tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after premiere audiences rejected it in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II. It wasn't reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here....
- Criterion collection ;
- Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, NY] :
The Criterion Collection
- Two-DVD special edition ; DVD edtion ; full screen
- Item Description
- Title from disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
"Two-DVD special edition features"--Container.
Special features disc 1: Introduction by director Jean Renoir; audio commentary written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; comparison of the film's two endings; selected-scene analysis by Renoir historian Chris Faulkner.
Special features disc 2: Excerpts from "Jean Renoir, le patron : la règle et l'exception" (1966), a French television program by filmmaker Jacques Rivette; part one of Jean Renoir, a two-part 1993 BBC documentary by film critic David Thompson; video essay about the film's production, release, and 1959 reconstruction; interview with film critic Olivier Curchod; interview from a 1965 episode of the French television series "Les écrans de la ville" in which Jean Gaborit and Jacques Durand discuss their reconstruction and rerelease of the film; interviews with set designer Max Douy, Renoir's son, Alain, and actress Mila Parèly.
- Physical Description
- 2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in
- DVD format; region 1; NTSC; aspect ratio 1.33:1 presentation; Dolby digital mono.
- Not rated.
- Production Credits
- Director of photography, Jean Bachelet ; editors, Marguerite Renoir, Marthe Huguet ; music, Roger Désormière.
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