Red Balloon/White Mane

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Albert Lamorisse is best remembered for directing two of the most celebrated children's films of the 1950's, Crin Blanc (aka White Mane) and La Ballon Rouge (aka The Red Balloon), and his two best known works are paired up on this double-feature disc from Janus Films in partnership with the Criterion Collection. Both The Red Balloon and White Mane have been transferred to disc in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and while both have been released on home video in the past, the new transfers ...
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Overview

Albert Lamorisse is best remembered for directing two of the most celebrated children's films of the 1950's, Crin Blanc (aka White Mane) and La Ballon Rouge (aka The Red Balloon), and his two best known works are paired up on this double-feature disc from Janus Films in partnership with the Criterion Collection. Both The Red Balloon and White Mane have been transferred to disc in their original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and while both have been released on home video in the past, the new transfers presented on this DVD are markedly superior to any previous edition. Edmond Sechan's Technicolor camerawork on The Red Balloon is especially impressive, with the vivid scarlet of the balloon joyously popping off the screen, while Sechan's more modest monochrome framings in White Mane look clean and sharp, and the restored prints used for these transfers are spotlessly clean. The audio for both films has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, and the sound has been just as well cared for as the visuals. The sparse dialogue for both films is in French, with optional English subtitles, and viewers can choose to hear the narration for White Mane in the original French with subtitles, or in a new English-language track read by Peter Strauss. Unlike Criterion's releases, neither film includes any bonus materials, but the excellent quality of this release makes it a must for anyone with an interest in classic films for the family -- these two landmark shorts have never looked better, and it's hard to imagine the quality being improved any time soon.
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Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfers; English narration for White Mane spoken by actor Peter Strauss; New and improved English subtitle translations; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2008
  • UPC: 715515034524
  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:14:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,248

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Red Balloon/White Mane
1. Logos/Opening Credits [1:58]
2. Pascal in Paris [4:05]
3. A Walk in the Rain [3:46]
4. Obey Me and Be Good" [3:56]
5. School [4:29]
6. Flea Market [5:05]
7. Pascal Buys a Pastry [2:42]
8. The Chase [4:27]
9. All the Ballons in Paris [3:55]
1. Color Bars [:21]
1. Logos/Opening Credits [1:40]
2. White Mane and His Herd [6:42]
3. Folco, The Young Fisherman [4:05]
4. The Search [4:52]
5. Becoming Friends [5:12]
6. The Horses Battle [2:18]
7. White Mane Returns to Folco [2:42]
8. On the Run [5:53]
9. The Chase [4:31]
10. Friends, Always [2:04]
1. Color Bars [:20]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Red Balloon/White Mane
   The Red Balloon
      Play the Movie
      Chapters
      Trailer
      Subtitles
         On/Off
   White Mane
      Play the Movie
      Chapters
      Trailer
      Audio Options
         Original French
         English
      Subtitles
         On/Off
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  • Posted January 16, 2011

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    Red, White And Great For All Ages

    The Criterion Collection has such a plethora of excellent films that it seeemed only evitable they would come out with some children's films. These two are not only among the finest children's films ever made but they can be enjoyed in any genre or age group. The first film, "The Red Balloon" is a film that most of us have seen. But I don't think too many have seen "White Mane", which is just as great. They were both made by the same French filmmaker, Albert Lamorisse, and they contain the same themes of children who are lonely, misunderstood and are willing to take chances against a cruel society. "The Red Balloon" tells the story of a Parisian boy who buys himself a balloon that follows him everywhere (including to church) as if it has a will of its own. This delightful film has won several awards, including an Oscar, and time has not marred its message or its charm. "White Mane", on the other hand, is about a boy living in a French wilderness who tries to take on a horse that despises humans. This one has more action in it and sad to say, a more sobering climax. But it too remains a timeless cinematic marvel.

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