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Delicatessen [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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The special extras are real bonus features that add so much to the collectability of this little gem. The movie itself is in French or German, Italian or Spanish Audio Dialogue with choices of English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish Subtitles.Read more ›
The response of the local buthcher shop is to provide a meat supply from the nearby changing clientele of a guest house (I'm not giving anything away here as the cover has a human head on a plate!!!) As I said black humour! The plot revolves around Dominque Pinon (Also In Amelie) as a new arrival to the guest house...
The butchers daughter falls in love with him causing an exciting, funny turn of events, exemplified by the a vigilante vegetarian group!
The film is a magnificent montage of different filming techniques, the use of colour and sound to convey the strangeness of the time.
Simply put it is brilliant, funny and a great way to spend an evening- even if it does put you off meat for a while!!!!
Like I say, a simple little plot device. It works beautifully. 'Delicatessen' is quite a remarkable little film. Shot on a low budget, it is exemplary for anyone wanting to make movies: it helps if you have talent as a director and can enlist a highly competent crew of technicians and professionals; you will need an excellent script; and a superb cast won't go amiss.
It's a lovely script. The test of a good story is how quickly you suspend disbelief. You are riveted from the opening shots. You absorb the notion that this is a world with no currency and little food, where, frankly, anything is possible. You settle to enjoy the film. And your attention is held by the cast.Read more ›
Case Type - Book style case with removeable booklet.
Disc - 50GB, MPEG-4 AVC encoded, Regions A and B.
Video - 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio in a 16:9 frame, Colour, 1080p/24fps
Audio - Original French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 stereo and dubbed German and Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo.
Subtitles - Optional English, German, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese, Castilian Spanish and Latin American Spanish. Subtitles avaialble on all supplements too.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Commentary.
'Main Course Pieces' Retrospective Documentary (1hr 5mins).
'Fine Cooked Pork Meats' behind the scenes featurette (13mins).
'Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Archives' featurette (8mins).
Theatrical Trailer .
Teaser Trailer compilation.
Censorship? - No censorship or cuts. The BBFC passed the film with a certficate 15 without cuts, and it contains one use of strong language, some moderate violence, a comedic sex scene, and a cannibalism and suicide theme.
'Delicatessen' and not a film that requires repeated viewing, however it does get more enjoyable on repeated viewings. The atmosphere of the film is similar to Terry Gilliam's work. Most notably 'Brazil' (Jean-Pierre Jeunet mentions this in the documentary). Set in a post-apocalyptic France where meat is rare and the form of currency is in grain. There is no definate time period. It looks like a dirty, depressingly possible future yet could quite easily be set in the 1940's (like Gilliam's 'Brazil'). The dark humour is sick but very tastefully done - A butcher resorts to cannibalism and kills his tennants, a Woman tries numerous ways to take her own life and constantly fails.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Seriously . . . . I am struggling for words to describe this film - myself and my husband watched it on the 4. Read morePublished 5 months ago by sasha
I regard Jeunet as the finest contemporary film maker, and have known this film since it was shown on Channel 4 years ago. This DVD was bought to replace an ageing VCR. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tanyrallt