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