Friday, 29 January 2016

Next Up On Wonderland

Just heard the very sad news that Jacques Rivette passed away today after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for several years.
He'll be remembered as an extraordinary filmmaker, constantly pushing boundaries and perceptions in search of cinematic truth.
I'm currently working my way through Arrow's wonderful Jacques Rivette collection (the specs for this release appear below)and a review will appear shortly.
For now, let's pay tribute to this adventurous figure of the French New Wave and mourn his passing.

1st March 1928 - 29th January 2016 RIP

Blu-ray Spec for the collection

Limited Edition Collection [3,000 Copies]
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all films from brand new 2K restorations of the films with Out 1 supervised by cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn
Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
Optional newly-translated English subtitles for all films
The Mysteries of Paris: Jacques Rivette’s Out 1 Revisited – a brand-new feature length documentary by Robert Fischer and Wilfried Reichart containing interviews with actors Bulle Ogier, Michael Lonsdale and Hermine Karagheuz, cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, assistant director Jean-François Stévenin and producer Stéphane Tchalgadjieff, as well as rare archival interviews with actors Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Michel Delahaye, and director Jacques Rivette
Scenes from a Parallel Life: Jacques Rivette Remembers – archive interview with the director, in which he discusses Duelle (une quarantaine), Noroît (une vengeance) and Merry-Go-Round, featuring additional statements from Bulle Ogier and Hermine Karagheuz
Brand-new interview with critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, who reported from the sets of both Duelle (une quarantaine) and Noroît (une vengeance)
Exclusive perfect-bound book containing new writing on the films by Mary M. Wiles, Brad Stevens, Ginette Vincendeau and Nick Pinkerton

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