The Francois Truffaut Collection - 6 Disc Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [DVD]
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The Truffaut Collection contains : 1. The 400 Blows (Les 400 Coups) 2. Shoot the Pianist (Tirez Sur Pianiste) 3. Jules and Jim (Jules Et Jim) 4. Anne and Muriel (Les Deux Anglaises) 5. Finally, Sunday ! (Vivement Dimanche) 6. The Woman Next Door (La Femme D'a Cote)
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Those that argue the three remaing titles are lesser and not-so worthy are only partly right. For the newcomer (which I was, almost) to Truffaut when I bought the set, it is ideal, introducing alternative titles to the famous ones, to give a more all-round picture of this acknowledged master director. This way, films not usually seen or bought on their own get an airing. I see this as a strength, not a weakness, providing of course the overall standard is high.
It's one big chunky box, with separate DVDs in each and every case, with a repackaged, uniform layout and look. This includes, on the reverse, in English, the synopsis, rather small-sized picture gallery and details of the extras. On 'Shoot the Pianist' (as an example) extras are - intro by Serge Toubiana, Audio commentary by the cinematographer, Truffaut talks about Shoot the Pianist and Original Theatrical Trailer. I'm not into extras myself and rarely access them, so won't list all the films' and they may well differ from disc to disc.
Subtitles are limited to English only.
For twenty odd pounds (which is what I paid) it is excellent value, for ten hours of quality viewing. Just over £3 each - you can barely rent a DVD for that - and you get three of the most legendary films in French, no, World Cinema - and more.
a great francois starter set for the buyer.
extras are a joy...especially the first short film by francois called *the brats* which is on the 400 blows disc. the cinematic shooting is atmospheric as always...id recommend you buy this if you have the spare dollars...but if not 400 blows would be the one to recommend if you couldnt afford this.
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Once you've seen more than a few of his films you feel a need to see them all. I had the good fortune to see most of these in tiny cinemas in Paris in the early 1990s and in... Read morePublished on 21 Aug. 2014 by Jonathan F. Vernon
I have not watched all of them yet, and would have liked Wild Child- L'enfant sauvage- to be included, which I bought separately. Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2013 by mumandweaver
What Amazon don't tell you is that three of the films in this collection are not subtitled.
Not all us arthouse film types understand enough French.