Maitresse

Overview

Barbet Schroeder's darkly witty meditation on sadomasochism comes to DVD in a typically well-crafted edition from The Criterion Collection. Maitresse has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The transfer (which was approved by Schroeder himself) is rich and colorful, and honors the subtle brilliance of Néstor Almendros' cinematography. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; the ...
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Overview

Barbet Schroeder's darkly witty meditation on sadomasochism comes to DVD in a typically well-crafted edition from The Criterion Collection. Maitresse has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.66:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The transfer (which was approved by Schroeder himself) is rich and colorful, and honors the subtle brilliance of Néstor Almendros' cinematography. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; the dialogue is in French, with optional English subtitles. By Criterion's standards, this disc is a bit short on bonus materials, adding only an interview with Barbet Schroeder (albeit a witty and revealing one) and a liner essay from Elliot Stein, but this film isn't likely to ever look or sound better on home video than it does in this release.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; New digital transfer, supervised by director Barbet Schroeder, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions; Exclusive video interview with Schroeder; New essay by film critic Elliott Stein; New and improved English subtitle translation; Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2004
  • UPC: 037429185728
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,201

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gérard Depardieu Olivier
Bulle Ogier Ariane
André Rouyer Mario
Tony Taffin Emile
Holger Loewenadler Gautier
Serge Berry Valet
Roland Bertin Man in Cage
Richard Caron First Client
Jeanne Herviale Concierge
Michel Pilorge Male Guest
Technical Credits
Barbet Schroeder Director, Screenwriter
Nestor Almendros Cinematographer
Carlos D'Alessio Score Composer
Denise de Casabianca Editor
Karl Lagerfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Olivier and Mario [5:16]
2. Behind Those Walls... [3:02]
3. The Dungeon [5:36]
4. A Client [8:02]
5. "So What Do You Do?" [3:14]
6. A Night With Ariane [5:15]
7. Two Phones [3:08]
8. Countryside [3:37]
9. Houseguests [4:54]
10. Gautier [3:11]
11. Upstairs, Downstairs [10:40]
12. Business as Usual [5:30]
13. Breakdown [4:43]
14. A Night With Ariane [4:02]
15. True Love [3:34]
16. "Who Is Gautier?" [7:54]
17. Detective Work [8:21]
18. 10,000 Francs [4:16]
19. Slaughterhouse [5:29]
20. Endgame [4:09]
21. Avenue Jean Jaurès [1:57]
22. Into the Woods [4:47]
23. Credits [1:59]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Color Bars
   Barbet Schroeder Interview
      Play
   Subtitles
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
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