France (Marcel Carne) Movies on DVD
One of the true landmarks of world cinema, this lyric French drama is set in theatrical Paris of the 1820s and chronicles the doomed romance between a young pantomime artist (Jean-Louis Barrault) and a worldly woman (Arletty) who flits from lover to lover. Made during the Nazi occupation under amazing hardships, director Marcel Carne and writer Jacques Prevert's masterpiece is presented here in an uncut, newly restored version. 190 min. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: French PCM mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; featurette; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles.
The Devil sends two doomed souls to a 15th-century baron's castle to seduce and lead a betrothed couple astray, but one of the diabolical minions falls in love with his intended victim. Haunting allegorical fable from Marcel Carne and Jacques Prevert, filmed during the Nazi occupation, stars Arletty, Jules Berry, Alain Cuny. AKA: "The Devil's Envoys." 121 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French PCM mono, Subtitles: English; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles.
A change of pace from "Children of Paradise" director Marcel Carne, this Gallic JD drama stars Jacques Charrier as a Parisian college student who gets involved with a crowd of rowdy delinquents as they defy the rules of society, involving themselves in everything from blackmail to bizarre love triangles. With Andrea Parisy, Pascale Petit. AKA: "Youthful Sinners." Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
Passion and suspense intersect in director Marcel Carne's adaptation of the Emile Zola novel. Therese (Simone Signoret) and her lover, Laurent (Raf Vallone), engineer the "accidental" death of her ineffectual husband, only to become the targets of blackmail. Sylvie, Jacques Duby, and Maria-Pia Casilio also star. AKA: "The Adultress." 102 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English; filmography; photo gallery. In French with English subtitles.