Criterion Collection: The Complete Jacques Tati

Criterion Collection: The Complete Jacques Tati

Director: Nicolas Ribowski, René Clément, Sophie Tatischeff
Cast: Jacques Tati

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
UPC: 0715515128414
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Time: 9:59:00
Sales rank: 4,067

Special Features

  • New digital restorations of all six feature films
  • New digital restorations of all seven short films
  • Two alternate versions of Jour de fête, a partly colorized 1964 version and the full-color 1994 rerelease version
  • Original 1953 theatrical release version of Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
  • My Uncle, the version of Mon oncle that director Jacques Tati created for English-language audiences
  • Introductions by actor and comedian Terry Jones to Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Mon oncle, and PlayTime 
  • Archival interviews with Tati
  • In the Footsteps of Monsieur Hulot, a 1989 documentary about Tati’s beloved alter ego
  • Five visual essays by Tati expert Stéphane Goudet
  • New interview with film scholar Michel Chion on the sound design of Tati’s films
  • “Jour de fête”: In Search of the Lost Color, a 1988 documentary on the process of realizing Tati’s original color vision for that film
  • Once Upon a Time . . . “Mon oncle,”  a 2008 documentary about the making of that film
  • Everything Is Beautiful, a 2005 piece on the fashion, furniture, and architecture of Mon oncle
  • Selected-scene commentaries on PlayTime by Goudet, theater director Jérôme Deschamps, and critic Philip Kemp
  • Tativille, a documentary shot on the set of PlayTime
  • Beyond “PlayTime,” a short 2002 documentary featuring on-set footage
  • An Homage to Jacques Tati, a 1982 French TV program featuring Tati friend and set designer Jacques Lagrange
  • Audio interview with Tati from the U.S. premiere of PlayTime at the 1972 San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Interview with PlayTime script supervisor Sylvette Baudrot from 2006
  • Tati Story, a short biographical film from 2002
  • Professor Goudet’s Lessons, a 2013 classroom lecture by Goudet on Tati’s films
  • Alternate English-language soundtracks for Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday and PlayTime
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics David Cairns, James Quandt, Jonathan Rosenbaum, and Kristin Ross

  • Cast & Crew

    Performance Credits
    Jacques Tati Actor,Circus performer,Francois,Hulot,Monsieur Hulot
    Barbara Dennek Young Tourist
    Guy Decomble Roger
    Jean-Pierre Zola Monsieur Arpel
    Karl Kossmayer Circus Performer
    Maria Kimberly Maria
    Nathalie Pascaud Martine
    Paul Demange Actor
    Alain Becourt Gerald Arpel
    Georges Montant Giffard
    Louis Perrault Fred
    Marcel Fravel Truck Driver
    Paul Frankeur Marcel
    Pierre Bramma Actor
    Adrienne Servantie Mme. Arpel
    Honore Bostel Managing Director of ALTRA
    John Abbey Lacs
    Michelle Rolla The Aunt
    Pia Colombo Actor
    Santa Relli Roger's wife
    André Dubois The Commandant
    Henri Piccoli An Important Gentleman
    Les Williams Actor
    Lucien Frégis M. Pichard
    Maine Vallee Jeanette
    Tony Knappers Dutch Garage Proprietor
    René Kolldehoff Actor
    Valentine Camax The Englishwoman

    Technical Credits
    Jacques Tati Director
    Nicolas Ribowski Director
    René Clément Director
    Sophie Tatischeff Director

    Scene Index

    Disc #1 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: Jour de Fête
    1. Carnival in Town [9:29]
    2. Taking Charge [11:34]
    3. Delivery Route [7:42]
    4. "Anyone Can Win!" [11:41]
    5. Bottoms Up! [3:54]
    6. The Modern Postman [6:35]
    7. Too Much to Drink [6:58]
    8. A Better Method [7:28]
    9. Speed! Speed! [11:37]
    10. American-Style! [6:23]
    11. Back On the Road [3:46]
    1. Color Bars [:20]
    Disc #2 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: Jour de Fête
    1. Carnival in Town [7:42]
    2. Taking Charge [10:53]
    3. Delivery Route [6:45]
    4. "Anyone Can Win!" [11:33]
    5. Bottoms Up! [3:21]
    6. The Modern Postman [6:11]
    7. Too Much to Drink [6:43]
    8. A Better Method [6:18]
    9. Speed! Speed! [10:43]
    10. American-Style [6:04]
    11. Back On the Road [4:11]
    1. Color Bars [:20]
    1. Carnival in Town [8:04]
    2. Taking Charge [10:17]
    3. Delivery Route [6:46]
    4. "Anyone Can Win!" [10:44]
    5. Bottoms Up! [3:34]
    6. The Modern Postman [6:16]
    7. Too Much to Drink [6:48]
    8. A Better Method [6:06]
    9. Speed! Speed! [10:53]
    10. American-Style [6:04]
    11. Back On the Road [4:32]
    Disc #3 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
    1. The Railway Station [4:35]
    2. Monsieur Hulot On the Road [3:28]
    3. Martine Unpacks [2:25]
    4. Enter Monsieur Hulot [4:39]
    5. The Hat Trick [1:44]
    6. Sur La Plage [5:09]
    7. Lunchtime [2:59]
    8. The Photograph [1:25]
    9. The Suitcase [3:05]
    10. Bridge or Jazz? [4:59]
    11. The Shark [7:53]
    12. The Funeral [6:02]
    13. "15...30...Game!" [6:09]
    14. Bridge or Table Tennis? [3:30]
    15. Off For a Ride [7:38]
    16. The Masked Ball [5:14]
    17. The Picnic [8:06]
    18. Monsieur Hulot Vanishes [1:44]
    19. Fireworks [4:18]
    20. End of Summer [3:39]
    1. Color Bars [:20]
    Disc #4 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
    1. The Railway Station [4:02]
    2. Monsieur Hulot On the Road [3:53]
    3. Martine Unpacks [2:34]
    4. Enter Monsieur Hulot [5:17]
    5. The Hat Trick [1:55]
    6. Sur La Plage [6:01]
    7. Lunchtime [2:59]
    8. The Photograph [1:25]
    9. The Suitcase [5:20]
    10. Bridge or Jazz? [5:15]
    11. The Shark [8:06]
    12. The Funeral [7:02]
    13. "15...30...Game!" [6:36]
    14. Bridge or Table Tennis? [4:07]
    15. Off For a Ride [8:34]
    16. The Masked Ball [5:17]
    17. The Picnic [10:15]
    18. Monsieur Hulot Vanishes [1:49]
    19. Fireworks [4:52]
    20. End of Summer [4:30]
    1. Color Bars [:20]
    Disc #5 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: Mon Oncle
    1. Two Sides of the Fence [3:35]
    2. The Arpel Family [2:52]
    3. Cars [1:20]
    4. Downtown [2:03]
    5. Monsieur Hulot [5:21]
    6. The Car Trick [3:08]
    7. A Visitor [3:14]
    8. Evening Ritual [1:28]
    9. A Dishonest Scale [2:30]
    10. The Phone Call [2:13]
    11. The Job Interview [3:29]
    12. The Neighbor [3:12]
    13. Dinnertime [5:55]
    14. The Whistle Trick [5:55]
    15. "It's Always His Uncle" [4:08]
    16. Sunday Morning Downtown [6:56]
    17. The Garden Party [21:11]
    18. That Evening [1:55]
    19. Monsieur Hulot at Work [13:32]
    20. "Happy Anniversary" [3:37]
    21. Red Plastic Sausages [2:58]
    22. An Evening on the Town [4:58]
    23. A Good Morning [2:01]
    24. Good-Bye, Monsieur Hulot [3:39]
    25. The Airport [4:54]
    1. Color Bars [:20]
    Disc #6 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: Mon Oncle
    1. Two Sides of the Fence [3:45]
    2. The Arpel Family [2:51]
    3. Cars [1:14]
    4. Downtown [1:57]
    5. Monsieur Hulot [5:19]
    6. The Car Trick [2:53]
    7. A Visitor [3:26]
    8. Evening Ritual [1:14]
    9. A Dishonest Scale [2:19]
    10. The Phone Call [2:23]
    11. The Job Interview [3:21]
    12. The Neighbor [2:33]
    13. Dinnertime [6:02]
    14. The Whistle Trick [5:55]
    15. "It's Always His Uncle" [4:39]
    16. Sunday Morning Downtown [6:11]
    17. The Garden Party [20:04]
    18. That Evening [1:50]
    19. Monsieur Hulot at Work [11:50]
    20. "Happy Anniversary" [3:42]
    21. Red Plastic Sausages [2:34]
    22. An Evening On the Town [4:47]
    23. A Good Morning [1:23]
    24. Good-bye, Monsieur Hulot [3:31]
    25. The Airport [4:27]
    1. Color Bars [:20]
    Disc #7 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: PlayTime
    1. Arrival From Frankfurt [6:21]
    2. "I Feel at Home Everywhere I Go" [3:02]
    3. Tour Bus [3:18]
    4. "All These Electrical Thingamajigs!" [3:43]
    5. The Waiting Room [4:46]
    6. A Modern Maze [8:39]
    7. Barbara Sees the Sights [2:59]
    8. "Slam Your Doors in Golden Silence" [4:27]
    9. Helpful Hulot [4:40]
    10. Hulot or No? [5:37]
    11. "Schneider, From the Army" [10:19]
    12. Out On the Town [2:34]
    13. Finishing Touches [3:19]
    14. Open for Business [3:56]
    15. Problematic Poisson [6:31]
    16. How "Tourist" [5:51]
    17. "The Army, Remember?" [4:53]
    18. The Band Steps In [3:57]
    19. Shall We Dance? [5:51]
    20. Welcome to the Club [6:25]
    21. Barbara Entertains [9:42]
    22. "I Do Love Paris" [4:43]
    23. A Souvenir [8:12]
    1. Color Bars [:20]
    Disc #8 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: PlayTime
    1. A Triumph and a Disaster [4:27]
    2. An Abstract Ballet [8:09]
    3. Tativille/Satirical Ambivalence [11:55]
    4. Theatrics [3:32]
    5. Backstage/Structured Chaos [6:56]
    6. A Disenchanted Account [4:38]
    7. Ruin and a Recovered Reputation [7:01]
    1. The Reflection Room [2:59]
    2. Shopwindow Apartments [10:03]
    1. Tati's Favorite Actor [8:49]
    2. Restaurant Workers [1:11]
    3. Nonprofessional Actors [1:08]
    4. Fending for Oneself [2:04]
    Disc #9 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: Trafic
    1. Preparations for the Show [10:04]
    2. On to Amsterdam [3:27]
    3. Running Late [6:55]
    4. Still in Belgium [4:01]
    5. Search for a Repairman [7:15]
    6. Opening Day [3:18]
    7. In Pursuit [1:49]
    8. New Models [2:50]
    9. Inspection [4:09]
    10. Fully Loaded [9:08]
    11. Taxi? [2:58]
    12. Pileup [5:25]
    13. Ride Home [3:15]
    14. Mr. Fix-It [5:49]
    15. Shoe Repair [3:06]
    16. Good Boy! [8:53]
    17. En Route [7:06]
    18. Show's Over [4:02]
    19. Rained Out [3:55]
    1. Color Bars [:20]
    Disc #10 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: Parade
    1. Audience Arrives [7:19]
    2. Good Sports [8:07]
    3. Magic Tricks [6:28]
    4. In the Biergarten [7:18]
    5. Juggling Paintbrushes [5:44]
    6. Drums and Dancing [2:41]
    7. A Game of Badminton [5:02]
    8. Horseplay [14:02]
    9. Ice Cream Intermission [5:04]
    10. Boom Circus Trio [5:26]
    11. Pia Colombo [6:34]
    12. "No Age for Rhythm" [8:34]
    13. After the Show [7:14]
    1. Color Bars [:20]
    Disc #11 -- The Complete Jacques Tati: Parade
    1. Early Inspiration [8:04]
    2. First Films [14:36]
    3. Birth of a Character [7:46]
    4. Dialogue and Action [9:01]
    5. Observing Characters [11:46]
    1. Worldwide Success [8:33]
    2. From Music Halls to PlayTime [13:43]
    3. Music and Artistic Freedom [7:38]
    4. "My Job is to Watch You" [9:15]
    5. Bringing Smiles [12:48]

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