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25th January 2010 16:25:00
Posted by Dave Foster

A Nos Amours & Sous le Soleil de Satan (MOC) in March

News
Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of two films by Maurice Pialat - A Nos Amours [To Our Romance] and Sous le Soleil de Satan [Under the Sun of Satan] - as part of their Masters of Cinema Series on 22nd March 2010. RRP is £19.99 each.

A Nos Amours [To Our Romance] - A 2-Disc SE with the following content:
  • Gorgeous new anamorphic transfer of the film in its original aspect ratio
  • New and improved English subtitle translations
  • 16-minute 2003 interview with star Sandrine Bonnaire, conducted by former Cahiers du cinema editor-in-chief, and current director of the Cinémathèque Française, Serge Toubiana
  • L'Oeil humain [The Human Eye], a 55-minute film by director Xavier Giannoli that analyses A nos amours. and features former Cahiers du cinema editorial director Jean-Michel Frodon, actors Jacques Fieschi and Sandrine Bonnaire, and other members of the cast and crew
  • 14-minute excerpt from a 1983 TV interview with Maurice Pialat from the set of A nos amours., and featuring rushes of scenes that don't appear in the finished film
  • 31 minutes of video screen-tests from 1982 for various actors that variously show up in and do not appear in the finished film
  • Original theatrical trailer for A nos amours., along with trailers for the six other Maurice Pialat films released by The Masters of Cinema Series

Sous le Soleil de Satan [Under the Sun of Satan] - A 2-Disc SE with the following content:
  • Gorgeous new anamorphic transfer of the film in its original aspect ratio
  • New and improved English subtitle translations
  • Isabelle aux Dombes [Isabelle in La Dombes] Maurice Pialat's first film, an 8-minute work from 1951
  • Congrès eucharistique diocèsain. [Diocesan Eucharistic Congress.] an 8-minute short film by Maurice Pialat from 1953
  • 11-minute 2003 interview with star Gérard Depardieu, conducted by former Cahiers du cinema editor-in-chief, and current director of the Cinémathèque Française, Serge Toubiana
  • 13 minutes of footage from the press conference for the film with Pialat and cast, directly following its debut at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival
  • 7-minute interview with Pialat and Depardieu, directly after receiving the Palme d'Or award for Best Film at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival
  • 54-minute 1983 television programme dedicated to the film, featuring lengthy interviews with Pialat speaking about the film and his career, and esteemed Catholic writer André Frossard
  • 14 minutes of footage shot on the set of Sous le soleil de Satan
  • 55-minute featurette containing excised scenes and alternative versions of sequences from the film, commented upon by editor Yann Dedet, apprentice editor and future director Cédric Kahn, and screenwriter and assistant Sylvie Pialat
  • Original theatrical trailer for Sous le soleil de Satan, along with trailers for the six other Maurice Pialat films released by The Masters of Cinema Series
  • 36-page booklet containing a new translation of a massive 2000 career-spanning interview with Maurice Pialat, and more


About Dave Foster
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.


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