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5th July 2012 13:09:00
Posted by Dave Foster

Les Enfants Du Paradis Restored Edition

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Second Sight have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray release of Les Enfants Du Paradis - The Restored Edition on 17 September 2012. This French classic directed by Marcel Carne has undergone a meticulous restoration which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to huge acclaim.

Set amidst the glittering theatre world of 19th century Paris , the story revolves around the beautiful and free- spirited courtesan, Garance and the four men who compete for her affections: a mime- artist, an actor, an aristocrat and a criminal. As the melodrama unfolds we are treated to one of cinema’s greatest love stories, a captivating tale of passion, deception and murder.

Available on 2-Disc DVD and 1-Disc Blu-ray in limited edition packaging, extras include:
  • THEATRE, LOVE AND WAR: MAKING LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS - A new 55 minute documentary film about the making of Les Enfants Du Paradis and the collaboration of director Marcel Carne, writer Jacques Prevert and set designer Alexandre Trauner
  • ONCE UPON A TIME… LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS (52 mins)
  • THE RESTORATION
  • RESTORATION – BEFORE AND AFTER

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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.