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21st September 2012 08:32:00
Posted by Dave Foster

French classics from Studiocanal

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Studiocanal have announced the UK Blu-ray release of two French classics on 5 November 2012. More details below...

Casque D’Or - Set in Paris at the turn of the 19th Century, Casque D’Or follows the love affair between gangster’s moll, Marie (Simone Signoret, Room At The Top, Les Diaboliques) and reformed criminal Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani, Les Miserables, The Pianist). When mob boss, Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin), takes an active interest in their affair, an underworld rivalry ensues leading to a treacherous and tragic end.

Directed by Jacques Becker, Casque D’Or is a classic, poetic tale of doomed romance based on the true-life Leca-Manda scandal. Features include:
  • 1080P 1.33:1
  • French DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • English and German subtitles
  • Featurette – ‘At the Heart of Emotions – the Legend of Golden Marie’

César et Rosalie - enchanting French romance starring Yves Montand (Jean De Florette) and Romy Schneider (What’s New Pussycat? Sissi), directed by Claude Sautet (Un Coeur en Hiver, Les Chose de la Vie).

Rosalie is a beautiful vivacious young woman involved with a charming, successful businessman called César. He is crazy about her and his exuberant vitality satisfies Rosalie’s terrific lust for life. One day out of the blue Rosalie’s old flame David appears, desperate to win back her affections. César’s intense jealousy shocks Roaslie and she ends up running into the arms of David and the pair are separated. Rosalie however begins to doubt that she’s made the right choice, until fate ends up deciding for her.

Features include:
  • 1080P 1.66:1
  • French DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • English subtitles
  • Serenade for Three

César et Rosalie will also be released on DVD.

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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.