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This acclaimed French drama (based on a novel by Herman Melville) has been released on DVD in an edition that offers a number of bells and whistles for fans. Pola X has been given a letterboxed transfer which reflects its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and the image has also been enhanced for playback on widescreen monitors. The audio is the original French-language soundtrack, mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, with optional English subtitles. In addition, the disc features several bonus features: a commentary track ...
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Overview

This acclaimed French drama (based on a novel by Herman Melville) has been released on DVD in an edition that offers a number of bells and whistles for fans. Pola X has been given a letterboxed transfer which reflects its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and the image has also been enhanced for playback on widescreen monitors. The audio is the original French-language soundtrack, mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, with optional English subtitles. In addition, the disc features several bonus features: a commentary track from leading man Guillaume Depardieu, a chapter of outtakes, the film's theatrical trailer, filmographies for selected members of the cast and crew, production notes, and a special link to the film's website for computer users with DVD-ROM drives.
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Special Features

Commentary track with Guillaume Depardieu; Enhanced for 16x9; Additional outtakes; Subtitle control; 5.1 stereo mix; Theatrical trailer; Interactive menus; Scene access; Filmographies; Production credits; Weblink
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Chas Turner
Director Leos Carax's masterpiece Pola X -- one of the best and least-seen films of 2000, with a dynamic soundtrack and expansive, intense images -- benefits immeasurably from the DVD format. From its shattering, deafening opening images of graveyards being bombed and general warfare, one feels that that the movie was mixed for a twisted IMAX presentation. Based on Herman Melville's novel Pierre, or the Ambiguities Pola X is an acronym of the book's French title, with X standing for the script's tenth draft, the story introduces well-heeled Pierre Guillaume Depardieu, who lives with his mother, Marie Catherine Deneuve, in a manor and is the psuedonymous author of the "young generation's cult novel." Although he is engaged to Lucie Delphine Chaillot, Pierre gives up everything to be with a strange, raggedy, dark-haired woman Katerina Golubeva from a war-torn Eastern European country who arrives one day, claiming to be his long-lost half sister, Isabelle. Pierre and Isabelle, puzzled and glued to each other, flee to the city, moving into a devastated warehouse, which they share with a terrorist commando group and a band that plays very scary instrumental noise music composed by Scott Walker. By the end of Pola X, Pierre's accumulated missteps form something of a disaster movie. Like Titanic, Pola X also has a memorable CGI shot of lovers embracing; but in this instance, the man and woman are naked, drowning in a raging stream of blood. This is the most lucid film yet from enfant terrible Carax, and Eric Gautier's stunning cinematography recalls the best tragic work of silent cinema.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2001
  • UPC: 720917526928
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Fox Lorber
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 2:14:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Guillaume Depardieu Pierre
Yekaterina Golubeva Isabelle
Catherine Deneuve Marie
Delphine Chuillot Lucie
Petruta Catana Razerka
Mihaella Silaghi The Little Girl
Laurent Lucas Thibault
Patachou Marguerite
Sharunas Bartas
Samuel Dupuy
Miguel Yeco
Technical Credits
Leos Carax Director, Screenwriter
Laurent Allaire Art Director
Karl Baumgartner Associate Producer
Éric Gautier Cinematographer
Raimond Goebel Executive Producer
Kenzo Horikoshi Associate Producer
Jean-Pierre Laforce Sound/Sound Designer
Bruno Pesery Producer
Albert Prevost Executive Producer
Nelly Quettier Editor
Jean-Louis Ughetto Sound/Sound Designer
Ruth Waldburger Associate Producer
Scott Walker Score Composer
Esther Walz Costumes/Costume Designer
Herman Melville Source Author
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Visitor [6:46]
2. Marie [7:16]
3. A Spy [7:14]
4. Protection [5:31]
5. Returned [9:58]
6. A Dark Secret Surfaces [8:12]
7. Like Man and Wife [5:47]
8. Troubles Start [6:13]
9. Together [6:00]
10. The True Truth [4:24]
11. Outside of Everything [4:39]
12. All-Consuming [7:41]
13. Worst Nightmares [7:52]
14. Under the Lights [6:49]
15. Happiness Forbidden [9:16]
16. Sweet Revenge [8:28]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Movie
   Audio Set-Up
      Play in Stereo
      Play in 5.1 Surround
      Commentary
         Commentary With Guillaume Depardieu: On
         Commentary With Guillaume Depardieu: Off
   Scene Access
   Special Features
      Filmographies
         Guillaume Depardieu
         Catherine Deneuve
         Katerina Golubeva
         Leos Carax
      Theatrical Trailer
      Outtakes
         Recording of the Score Montage
         Motorbike Footage With Catherine Deneuve
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles: On
         English Subtitles: Off
      DVD Newsletter
   Production Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Strange Film

    This is one of the worst films I have ever seen. The story didn't make sense and the incestuous undertones were redundant. There is also one scene where a child is killed by a stranger. The plot just doesn't make any sense. Why would a man that has everything give it all up to have an incestuous relationship with a stranger who turns out to be his half-sister?!! Katerina Golubeva is very annoying as Isabelle (the half-sister.) Her thick, Lithuian accent and dull, cloying performance takes away from the movie. Depardieu was good in most scenes, but he walks with a slight limp and has no energy. Hard to believe this is Gerard Depardieu's son. The difference is like night and day! The sex scene was very, very, graphic. Didn't understand the point of it. Why does he give everything up for this woman? The movie never explains why. Very annoying and frustrating. Catherine Deneuve looks great, but her performance was stiff and wooden. I would not recommend this film.

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