Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:30 am by M. in    No comments
And a special gift for today, Emily Brontë's day, the release of the Blu-ray edition of Les Soeurs Brontë 1979 (for Region A/1):
Les Soeurs Brontë
Director(s): André Téchiné
Writer(s): Pascal Bonitzer (scenario and dialogue), André Téchiné (scenario and dialogue), Jean Gruault (participation)
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Marie-France Pisier; Isabelle Adjani; Pascal Greggory; Patrick Magee
Blu-ray Release Date: 30 July 2013 (USA)
Resolution: 1080p/24
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
Audio Codec: French LPCM 2.0 (48 kHz/24-bit); English Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: English
Studio: Cohen Media Group
Extras:
Les fantômes de Haworth (59:57) (French LPCM Stereo 48 kHz/24-bit ): a documentary by Dominique Maillet on the making of this film. It contains interviews with director Téchiné, co-screenwriter Pascal Bonitzer, and others involved in the creative process, including cast member Pascal Greggory.
Original French theatrical trailer (3:23) (French LPCM Stereo 48 kHz/24-bit)
2013 re-release theatrical trailer (1:42) (English LPCM Stereo 48 kHz/24-bit) // Conversation between film historian Wade Major and Brontë scholar Sue Lonoff de Cuevas.
Blu-rayDefinition reviews the edition:
The Brontë Sisters takes an unvarnished look into mid-19th century life for women who were pursuing unconventional careers as writers. While rather little attention is paid to their actual works, we get a penetrating story of the four siblings, told in French. Director Téchiné took what could have been a rather slight story and with a superb cast, cinematography, and score delivers a masterpiece, marred only by some visual and audio shortcomings, at least when compared to the best current technical standards. Another triumph for the Cohen Film Collection. (Lawrence D. Devoe)
And Blu-ray.com:
With stunning cinematography by Bruno Nuytten (Jean de Florette) and powerful music by Philippe Sarde (Tess), The Brontë Sisters is a richly rewarding film; it's both a step back into history and a startling look at the immediacy of artistic creation.
Denton Record-Chronicle:
The film dutifully evokes Brontë-esque feelings of isolation, despair and loneliness with Bruno Nuytten’s cinematography of the barren moors and endless landscapes of the Brontës’ native Yorkshire. (Boo Allen)

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