Best of World Cinema 1

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The Best of World Cinema Vol. 1 is a collection of four popular foreign-language films from 1993-2002 originally distributed on home video in the U.S. by Miramax. This four-disc set contains Amélie, Malena, Farewell, My Concubine, and Cinema Paradiso: The New Version. Each film is presented with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Amélie (2001) is presented in French with subtitles in English and Spanish. Included are the featurettes "The Look of Amélie," "Fantasies of Audrey Tautou," and "The...
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The Best of World Cinema Vol. 1 is a collection of four popular foreign-language films from 1993-2002 originally distributed on home video in the U.S. by Miramax. This four-disc set contains Amélie, Malena, Farewell, My Concubine, and Cinema Paradiso: The New Version. Each film is presented with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Amélie (2001) is presented in French with subtitles in English and Spanish. Included are the featurettes "The Look of Amélie," "Fantasies of Audrey Tautou," and "The Making of Amélie." It also contains multiple interviews with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and members of the cast. Other special features include auditions, storyboard comparisons, TV spots, theatrical trailers, filmographies, and photo galleries. Malena (2000) is presented in Italian with subtitles in English and Spanish. Special features include a making-of featurette, theatrical trailer, and TV spots. The director's cut of Farewell, My Concubine (1993) is presented in Mandarin with subtitles in English. Cinema Paradiso: The New Version (2002) is presented in Italian with English subtitles and includes the original theatrical trailer. These titles are available individually, but Miramax has repackaged them into a compact box set.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Amélie: "Fantasies of Audrey Tautou" featurette; Q&A with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and cast; Audition footage; Storyboard comparison; "Home Movies" Inside the Making of Amélie; U.S. and French theatrical trailers and TV spots; Cast and crew filmographies; Amélie scrapbook and more; Cinema Paradiso: Original 1990 theatrical version with the original language track (Italian); French language track; English subtitles; Theatrical trailer; Malèna: The Making of Malèna; Theatrical trailer; TV commercials; French language track; Spanish subtitles and more; Farewell My Concubine: Director's cut
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2004
  • UPC: 786936238648
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  • Source: Miramax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Italiano, Français
  • Time: 9:20:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Amélie - Disc 1
1. Opening Credits: Amélie's Childhood
2. Montmartre
3. The Memory Box
4. Looking for Bredoteau
5. Amélie, Guardian Angel
6. Soul Mates
7. Amélie Strikes Again
8. Grumpy Collignon
9. Amélie Looks for Nino
10. Games
11. New Strategies
12. The Mystery Man Unveiled
13. "When and Where?"
14. Rendezvous at the Photo Booth
15. "Absence Makes..."
16. Seizing an Opportunity
17. End Credits
Side #3 -- Cinema Paradiso: The New Version
1. Opening Credits: Phoning Salvatore
2. Mother's Message
3. Toto and the Movie Theatre
4. Can I Keep Them?
5. School Days
6. The Paradiso
7. Fifty Lire
8. Alfredo and Toto
9. The Projector Booth
10. The Exam
11. Teaching Toto
12. Times of War
13. Abra-Cadabra
14. Inferno in Paradise
15. The Cinema Returns
16. Shuttling Prints
17. Passing Time
18. Salvatore's Footage
19. For the Princess
20. Padre Salvatore
21. Ninety-Nine Nights
22. Love
23. Elena's Letter
24. Did She Come?
25. Military Service
26. A Cursed Land
27. Whatever You Do, Love It
28. Home Again
29. The Funeral
30. The Ghosts of Paradise
31. Footage of Love
32. Let Go, Toto
33. Calling Elena
34. A Place to Meet
35. Only the Past
36. The End of Paradise
37. The Deal Is Done
38. End Credits
Side #4 -- Cinema Paradiso: The Original Version
1. Opening Credits: Phoning Salvatore
2. Mother's Message
3. Toto and the Movie Theatre
4. Can I Keep Them?
5. School Days
6. The Paradiso
7. Fifty Lire
8. Alfredo and Toto
9. The Projector Booth
10. The Exam
11. Teaching Toto
12. Times of War
13. Abra-Cadabra
14. Inferno in Paradise
15. The Cinema Returns
16. Passing Time
17. Salvatore's Footage
18. For the Princess
19. Shuttling Prints
20. Padre Salvatore
21. Ninety-Nine Nights
22. Love
23. Elena's Letter
24. Military Service
25. A Cursed Land
26. Whatever You Do, Love It
27. Home Again
28. The Funeral
29. Alfredo's Gift
30. The Ghosts of Paradise
31. Footage of Love
32. Let Go, Toto
33. The End of Paradise
34. The Deal Is Done
35. End Credits
Side #5 -- Malèna
1. Opening Credits: Bicycles, War and Beauty
2. "Shut Up and Watch!"
3. Measuring Up
4. Skipping School for Malèna
5. Long Pants and a Promise
6. "Ma L'Amore No"
7. A Stroll Through the Streets
8. Going Blind
9. Mourning With Malèna
10. Malèna's Protector
11. Prisoner of the House
12. Dishonor for Malèna
13. Gossip and a Lawyer
14. "Ill-Fated, Alone and Beautiful"
15. The Lawyer's Retribution
16. Unrequited Love and Long Pants
17. Aerial Assault
18. "In the Lord's Hands"
19. A New Malèna
20. "Possessed by the Devil"
21. "A Wicked End"
22. A Love, Lost
23. Nino Scordia's Return
24. Renato's Reply
25. Regaining One's Dignity
26. End Credits
Side #6 -- Farewell My Concubine
1. Opening Credits
2. From the Brothel
3. By Nature a Boy
4. The Price of Fame
5. Performing for Zhang
6. A Determined Fate
7. Master Yuan
8. A Special Day
9. An Engaged Woman
10. Most Intimate Friends
11. To Save Xiaolou
12. Forget the Opera
13. The Old Master
14. A Show of Force
15. Cheng's Trial
16. The People's Anger
17. Modern Opera
18. Out With the Old Society
19. Betrayal
20. Farewell
21. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 -- Amélie - Disc 1
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      English Feature Commentary With Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
         View the Film With English Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet: On
         View the Film With English Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet: Off
      French Feature Commentary With Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
         View the Film With French Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet: On
         View the Film With French Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet: Off
   Set Up
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Scene Selection
   Sneak Peeks
      Amélie Soundtrack
      Miramax Gold
      Behind the Sun
      Life Is Beautiful
      Il Postino
      The Closet
Side #2 -- Amélie - Disc 2
   The Look of Amélie
   Fantasies of Audrey Tautou
   Screen Tests
      Audrey Tautou
      Urbain Cancelier
      Yolande Moreau
   Q & A With Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet
   Q & A With Director and Cast
   Storyboard Comparison
   An Intimate Chat With Jean-Pierre Jeunet
   "Home Movies" Inside the Making of Amélie
   Trailer and TV Spots
      US Theatrical Trailer
      French Theatrical Trailer
      US TV Spots
         "Fantastic"
         "Testimonial"
         "Story/Review"
         "Review/Golden Globe"
         "Review/European Film Awards"
         "Review/Best"
         "Magic"
      French TV Spots
         Amandine
         Gina and Joseph
         Collignon
         Lucien
         Nino
   The Amélie Scrapbook
      Behind-the-Scenes Photos
         Zoom In
         Zoom Out
      French Poster Concepts
      Storyboards
      The Garden Gnome's Travels
   Cast and Crew Filmographies
      Audrey Tautou
      Mathieu Kassovitz
      Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Side #3 -- Cinema Paradiso: The New Version
   Play
   Theatrical Trailer
   Scene Selection
   Sneak Peeks
      Malèna
      The Star Maker
      Amélie
   Subtitles
      English
      None
Side #4 -- Cinema Paradiso: The Original Version
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
         French
         Italian
      Captions & Subtitles
         English
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
Side #5 -- Malèna
   Chapter Selection
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
         Italian
         French
      Captions & Subtitles
         Captions: English for the Hearing Impaired
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: None
   Bonus Material
      Making of Malèna
      Theatrical Trailer
      TV Spots
   Sneak Peeks
      Il Postino
      Life Is Beautiful
      Butterfly
      The Grandfather
      Miramax Movies to Remember
   Play
Side #6 -- Farewell My Concubine
   Chapter Selection
   Captions and Subtitles
      Captions: English for the Hearing Impaired
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: None
   Film Recommendations
   Play
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