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Jean Renoir Collection (Six Films) [DVD]

Jean Gabin , Ingrid Bergman , Jean Renoir    Parental Guidance   DVD
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  • Actors: Jean Gabin, Ingrid Bergman, Mel Ferrer, Catherine Rouvel, Jean-Louis Barrault
  • Directors: Jean Renoir
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 612.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0056YHMO2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,856 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Director, actor and screenwriter, Jean Renoir is one of the most original filmmakers in the history of French cinema. A true pioneer, Renoir always sought to push the boundaries of cinema. He made neo-realist films ten years before Rossellini and experimented with cinéma vérité twenty years before Godard. His films have influenced generations of subsequent film makers--including François Truffaut, Luchino Visconti and Satyajit Ray.

Considered one of the first "auteurs," he is a cinematic master whose unique poetic style combined a vibrant humanism with a passion for beauty and nature. With his trademark use of deep-focus and a moving camera, Renoir’s work is rich with energy, exuberance and the joy of life.

This collection brings together an overview of Renoir’s work spanning over 25 years, including his anti-war masterpiece La Grande Illusion which is often voted one of the greatest films ever made.  Funny, moving, true and still as fresh now as when they were made, Jean Renoir's films are essential viewing.

Includes six films:

  • La Grande Illusion
  • Dejeuner Sur Herbe
  • Le Caporal Epingle
  • La Marsellaise
  • Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier
  • La Bete Humaine

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Box Set, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, Short Film, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: La Grande Illusion (1937): During WWI, three French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life.
Le Caporal Epingle (1952): An upper-class corporal from Paris is captured by the Germans when they invade France in 1940.

La Merseillaise (1938): A news-reel like movie about early part of the Frensh Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people.
Le Testament Du Docteur Cordelier (1959): A lawyer, Joly (Teddy Bilis) is disturbed when his friend, the eminent psychiatrist and researcher, Dr Cordelier (Jean-Louis Barrault), makes out a Will leaving everything to a mysterious stranger, Opale.
Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe (1959): Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion.
Elena Et Les Hommes (1956): Polish countess Elena falls in love with a French radical party's candidate, a general, in pre-World War I Paris, but another officer pines for her. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Oscar Academy Awards, Venice Film Festival, ...Jean Renoir Collection 6-DVD Box Set ( La grande illusion / Le testament du Docteur Cordelier / Le déjeuner sur l'herbe / Le caporal épinglé / La Marseillaise / Elena et les hommes ) ( The Grand Illusion / The Testament of Doctor Cordelier

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars six not seven film collection 24 April 2014
By Markie4
Ingrid Bergman in 1956 'Elena Et Les Hommes' is not included here - you will need to enter 5060034579281 in search to find the seven film collection which also has some nice extras
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3.0 out of 5 stars two great, one good and three misses.... 10 July 2013
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and no Rules of the Game or Boudu Saved From Drowning. The transfers are impeccable. The shorts about the individual films are repetitive and soon grow dull. But Grand Illusion and La Belle Humaine are fabulous films . The later work while well paced, is ludicrously acted and stiffly directed. La. Marsailaise is fascinating but not particularly compelling. I'm glad I gave myself this crash course in Renoir, but I'd be lying if I didn't own up to the mixed results it provides.
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4.0 out of 5 stars RENOIR 18 Mar 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must have collection 17 Oct 2012
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Simply a "must have collection". Arrived very quickly and all the discs will give hours pleasure over the years to come
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