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  • Published: [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2004].
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. +
  • Language: French
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: Not Rated

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  • 0780026926 :
  • 037429180624

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The rules of the game = : La régle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.

Special features: Disc 1: New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound; introduction to the film by Jean Renoir; audio commentary written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by filmmaker Peter Bogdonovich; selected scene analysis by Renoir historian Christopher Faulkner; new and improved English subtitle translation; optimal image quality: RSDL, dual-layer edition. Disc 2: Excerpts from Jean Renior, le patron: La Regle et l'exception (1966), a French television program directed by Jacques Rivette; part one of Jean Renoir, a two-part 1993 BBC documentary by David Thompson, featuring reflections on Renoir; new video essay about the film's production; Jean Gaborit and Jacques Durand discuss their reconstruction and rerelease of the film; new interview with Renoir's son, Alain; new interview with the set designer, Max Douy; 1995 interview with actress Mila Parely; written tributes to the film and Renoir.

Dalio, Nora Grégor, Roland Toutain.

Cloaked in a comedy of manners, this scathing critique of corrupt French society is about a weekend hunting party at which amorous escapades abound among the aristocratic guests, which are also mirrored by the activities of the servants downstairs.

DVD; mono.; aspect ratio: 1:33:1.

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Rules of the Game

Some argue this is the best movie ever made. Nothing will ever outdo Citizen Kane or Vertigo in my book, but I can see why people argue the point. This was so fluid, so witty, so satirical, and so perfect that I must encourage you all to see it. Go on, don't be shy, put it on hold. Bask in its controversy. Laugh at the people that originally banned it. Save a special belly laugh for the guy that tried to set a movie theater playing it on fire.

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