Watch now



or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

One Hundred & One Nights [DVD] [1994] [US Import]

Michel Piccoli , Marcello Mastroianni , Agnès Varda    DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
Price: £161.41 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Kinocom and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Product details

  • Actors: Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Garcin, Julie Gayet, Mathieu Demy
  • Directors: Agnès Varda
  • Writers: Agnès Varda
  • Producers: Dominique Vignet
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Subtitled, Widescreen, PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Fox Lorber
  • DVD Release Date: 25 April 2000
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000034DDG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 271,571 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also a line of movie stars comes to visit him giving him back the pleasure of life - but amongst them there are also some young students only striving after his money for the realization of their film projects. The two stories - Monsieur Cinema's and the young people's life - are told in parallel until they come together in the end when the old man plays a role in the film made by the students.

Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i do love movies 23 Jan 2004
Format:DVD
But if you DO love movies, well, the more you love and appreciate them, the more you will love and appreciate this one! This is an AMAZING homage to movies and to the role they play in our lives. It is boundless in its imagination, wit and charm, and it balances beautifully between the sophisticated and the sentimental. I love the cinema from France and from all other countries, but I watched this with someone who had not seen many films outside the USA and he still managed to adore this, even though he was unfamiliar with many of the films and stars that are referred to in this film. The more familiar one is with French cinema, the more one will appreciate this film, but there are plenty of Hollywood films and stars that are referred to as well (including a scene with a Liz Taylor clone that is hilarious!). This film's quintessential charm will hold anyone in a spell who knows intrinsically that cinema equals MAGIC! Varda understands that perfectly (as did her late husband, the great director Jacques Demy, who she also refers to in this film). She creates a loving tribute to the past century of films just in time to celebrate its centennial (fans of the Lumiere Brothers and Georges Melies will identify some great gags associated with their films!). If you aren't already obsessive about movies, you will be after seeing this one!
This one definitely deserves a hundred and one stars!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absoloutly Brilliant film 1 April 2007
Format:DVD
This review is acting as a bit of a warning: The DVD says that it contains english subtitles, and apparantly it does, but they seem to be cut of by most TVs and DVD players. Apparantly they might work when viewed on an X-box. This was just to warn you!

Please read the other reviews of this film though, as it is truly brilliant indeed! Very much deserving of any attention that it gets.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 2.8 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars . . . 10 May 2000
By Gary W. McClintock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Once again Fox Lorber has subverted a very good film by notputting it in its proper aspect ratio. . . This is especially ironicsince the film is a wonderfully silly homage to the 100th birthday of cinema. The DVD is proof just how much the businessmen can screw up this art form. But the film has a BIG allstar cast with Michel Piccoli playing Mr. Cinema. Marcello Mastroianni gives a wonderfully silly spoof of himself (topped only by the short scene of Jean-Paul Belmondo working as a quack doctor after giving up acting.) And where else can you see Robert DeNiro woo Catherine Deneuve in a small boat on a very small pond? I watch lots of foreign cinema and even I'm left guessing at many of the film references so good hunting. It helps to have seen more than a few Bunuel films. And Piccolli does an imitation of Orson Wells I haven't stopped laughing about.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't love movies, don't see this one... 19 Jun 2002
By R. Epstein - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
But if you DO love movies, well, the more you love and appreciate them, the more you will love and appreciate this one! This is an AMAZING homage to movies and to the role they play in our lives. It is boundless in its imagination, wit and charm, and it balances beautifully between the sophisticated and the sentimental. I love the cinema from France and from all other countries, but I watched this with someone who had not seen many films outside the USA and he still managed to adore this, even though he was unfamiliar with many of the films and stars that are referred to in this film. The more familiar one is with French cinema, the more one will appreciate this film, but there are plenty of Hollywood films and stars that are referred to as well (including a scene with a Liz Taylor clone that is hilarious!). This film's quintessential charm will hold anyone in a spell who knows intrinsically that cinema equals MAGIC! Varda understands that perfectly (as did her late husband, the great director Jacques Demy, who she also refers to in this film). She creates a loving tribute to the past century of films just in time to celebrate its centennial (fans of the Lumiere Brothers and Georges Melies will identify some great gags associated with their films!). If you aren't already obsessive about movies, you will be after seeing this one!
This one definitely deserves a hundred and one stars!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars must learn FRENCH first! 7 April 2007
By Dr. Edilberto Gozo Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
THE DVD WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH! WHOEVER WROTE THE AD WAS HONEST BUT WHAT HE/SHE DID NOT SAY WAS IT ONLY WORKS DURING THE TRAILER!

THE ENTIRE MOVIE HAD NO SUBTITLE!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No subtitles 9 Mar 2007
By S. Rogers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
The DVD has no English subtitles so don't buy this unless you can understand French.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Subtitles do not work on this release. 26 Feb 2009
By Scullibundo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I own 5 different players capable playing of dvds and none of them are able to access the english subtitles on this disc, which is a great shame because I now own a film which I loved the first time around but can never watch (and understand) again.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback