Criterion Collection: The Essential Jacques Demy (Blu-ray + DVD)

Criterion Collection: The Essential Jacques Demy (Blu-ray + DVD)

Director: Jacques Demy Cast: Anouk Aimée, Catherine Deneuve, Dominique Sanda

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Criterion Collection: The Essential Jacques Demy (Blu-ray + DVD)

This release from Criterion brings together a half-dozen films directed by Jacques Demy. Included is Bay of Angels, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une Chambre En Ville.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2014
UPC: 0715515119016
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1A
Time: 9:33:00
Sales rank: 15,643

Special Features

• New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays of Lola and Bay of Angels and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 surround soundtracks on the Blu-rays of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une chambre en ville
• Two documentaries by filmmaker Agnès Varda: The World of Jacques Demy (1995) and The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)
• Four short films by director Jacques Demy: Les horizons morts (1951), Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956), Ars (1959), and La luxure (1962)
• Jacques Demy A to Z, a new visual essay by film critic James Quandt
• Two archival interviews from French television with Demy and composer Michel Legrand, one on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and the other on The Young Girls of Rochefort
• French television interview from 1962 with actor Jeanne Moreau on the set of Bay of Angels
• Once Upon a Time . . . “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a 2008 documentary
• French television program about the making of Donkey Skin
• “Donkey Skin” Illustrated, a video program on the many versions of Charles Perrault’s fairy tale
• “Donkey Skin” and the Thinkers, a video program on the themes of the film, featuring critic Camille Tabouley
• New video conversation with Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau
• New interviews with author Marie Colmant and film scholar Rodney Hill
• Q&A with Demy from the 1987 Midnight Sun Film Festival, as well as an audio Q&A with him from the American Film Institute in 1971
• A rchival audio recordings of interviews with Demy, Legrand, and actor Catherine Deneuve at the National Film Theatre in London
• Interview with actor Anouk Aimée conducted by Varda in 2012
• Interview from 2012 with Varda on the origin of Lola’s song
• V ideo programs on the restorations of Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and Une chambre en ville
• Trailers
• New English subtitle translations
• S ix Blu-rays and seven DVDs, with all content available in both formats
• P LUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Ginette Vincendeau, Terrence Rafferty, Jim Ridley, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Anne Duggan, and Geoff Andrew, and a postscript by Berthomé

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anouk Aimée Lola
Catherine Deneuve Delphine Garnier--sung by Anne Germain,Genevieve Emery,Peau D'Ane
Dominique Sanda Edith
Jeanne Moreau Jackie Demaistre
Claude Mann Jean Fournier
George Chakiris Etienne--sung by Romuald
Jean Marais King
Marc Michel Roland,Roland Cassard
Nino Castelnuovo Guy
Richard Berry Francois Guilbaud
Anne Vernon Madame Emery
Danielle Darrieux Margot Langlois
Françoise Dorléac Solange Garnier--sung by Claude Parent
Jacques Harden Michel
Jacques Perrin Prince,Maxence--sung by Jacques Revaux
Paul Guers Caron
Delphine Seyrig Fairy
Elina Labourdette Mme. Desnoyers
Henri Nassiet Jean's Father
Michel Piccoli Edmond Leroyer
Alan Scott Frankie
André Certes Actor
Ellen Farner Madeleine
Fernand Ledoux Le Roi Rouge
Grover Dale Bill--sung by Jose Bartel
Jean-François Stévenin Dambiel
Annie Duperoux Cecile
Gene Kelly Andy Miller--sung by Donald Burke
Mireille Perrey Aunt Elise

Technical Credits
Jacques Demy Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Essential Jacques Demy: Lola
1. Man In White [3:42]
2. Always Late [6:48]
3. Frankie And Lola [7:34]
4. Killing Time [5:55]
5. Chance Meeting [5:04]
6. Once A Dancer [5:11]
7. Cécile And Frankie [2:31]
8. "It's Me, Lola" [3:52]
9. Wanted, Not Wanted [5:52]
10. Memories Of Michel [5:59]
11. Change Of Plans [4:10]
12. Nobody Special [7:07]
13. Carnival Ride [3:58]
14. Dinner With Roland [6:39]
15. Leaving Town [7:52]
16. Love Returns [6:23]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #2 -- The Essential Jacques Demy: Bay of Angels
1. Playing On The Sly [5:18]
2. Kicked Out [4:30]
3. Minimum, Maximum [6:25]
4. To The Riviera [4:44]
5. Thirteen [6:17]
6. Life's Tricks [3:42]
7. Opulent Lifestyle [3:32]
8. Winning Feeling [6:08]
9. A Place To Stay [5:22]
10. Back To Paris [6:18]
11. Hustler's Luck [6:59]
12. The High Life [5:25]
13. Unlucky Night [5:39]
14. Lies And Apologies [7:42]
15. Too Late [6:16]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #3 -- The Essential Jacques Demy: the Umbrellas of Cherbourg
1. Quitting Time [10:30]
2. A Special Night [4:46]
3. Money Problems [5:22]
4. Help From A Stranger [7:46]
5. Two Years [9:38]
6. Saying Good-Bye [4:28]
7. No Word From Guy [5:04]
8. A Proposal [7:37]
9. A Letter [2:36]
10. Carnival [6:32]
11. A Wedding [3:13]
12. Guy Returns [4:55]
13. In A Bad Way [9:17]
14. A New Love [3:11]
15. A Snowy Night [7:02]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #4 -- The Essential Jacques Demy: the Young Girls of Rochefort
1. The Garnier Twins [14:11]
2. Feminine Ideal [8:18]
3. A Friendly Breakup [5:42]
4. Couple Of Carnies [4:03]
5. That "Dream Man" Look [4:16]
6. Monsieur Dame [7:11]
7. Crazy For A Girl [4:56]
8. Sailors, Lovers, And Friends [4:46]
9. A Secret Passion [9:35]
10. In Love With A Tourist [3:39]
11. Jules And Jim [7:43]
12. Woman Cut In Pieces [5:09]
13. Old Friends [8:57]
14. Dinner Party [4:13]
15. Showtime [4:31]
16. Always The Same Refrain [3:55]
17. Bound For Paris [6:31]
18. Crossed Paths [4:51]
19. End Credits [10:47]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #5 -- The Essential Jacques Demy: Donkey Skin
1. A Happy King [7:02]
2. Search For A New Queen [6:10]
3. A Proposal [4:06]
4. A Fairy Godmother's Advice [4:59]
5. An Impossible Demand [7:23]
6. Escape By Moonlight [6:50]
7. A Princess's Hideout [5:50]
8. Preparing For The Prince [3:08]
9. Love's Path [8:09]
10. The Cats And Birds Ball [6:59]
11. A Love Cake [7:52]
12. Dreaming Together [4:34]
13. A Golden Ring [12:01]
14. A Royal Wedding [2:59]
15. End Credits [1:58]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #6 -- The Essential Jacques Demy: une Chambre en Ville
1. Strike In The Streets [5:41]
2. Different Worlds [6:29]
3. A Daughter's Woes [10:03]
4. Negotiations [5:32]
5. Fortunes [5:35]
6. Alone, Not Alone [6:55]
7. Suspicions And Threats [6:49]
8. Looking For Someone [4:10]
9. Passion Or Obsession [10:19]
10. "Just Like Your Father" [3:20]
11. Bad News [4:11]
12. Mine, Forever [3:55]
13. House Of Memories [7:52]
14. Violette's Revenge [:40]
15. Together In Death [6:17]
1. Color Bars [:20]
1. Artifice/Autobiography [4:28]
2. Bresson [5:49]
3. Cocteau [1:40]
4. Death [2:24]
5. The Eternal Return [3:58]
6. La Foule/La Famille [3:18]
7. Godard [1:25]
8. Happy Endings [2:32]
9. Influence [:51]
10. Johnny Guitar [1:39]
11. Kelly [1:14]
12. Legrand [1:05]
13. Mirrors [1:19]
14. Noir Et Blanc [3:51]
15. Ophuls [1:51]
16. Paintings [3:05]
17. Queer [:56]
18. Resnais [2:59]
19. Symmetry [2:48]
20. Time [3:01]
21. Une Chambre En Ville [4:14]
22. Varda [1:58]
23. Work [:57]
24. X [1:36]
25. The Young Girls Of Rochefort [:47]
26. Ziegfeld Follies [:34]
27. Chapter 27 [:30]
Disc #7 -- The Essential Jacques Demy: The World Of Jacques Demy/The Young Girls Turn 25
1. Lola [8:50]
2. Trois Places Pour Le 26 [6:28]
3. Donkey Skin [8:39]
4. A Slightly Pregnant Man [2:55]
5. Childhood [3:50]
6. Une Chambre En Ville [11:23]
7. Early Film Work [6:55]
8. The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg [6:54]
9. Model Shop [6:52]
10. The Pied Piper [5:34]
11. Parking [2:37]
12. Bay Of Angels [4:13]
13. Lady Oscar [4:22]
14. La Naissance Du Jour [1:19]
15. The Young Girls Of Rochefort [3:18]
16. A Fan's Letter [7:17]
1. Return To Rochefort [10:42]
2. Dream Cast [20:25]
3. Memories Of The Shoot [8:27]
4. Demy On Set [14:36]
5. Take After Take [12:37]

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Criterion Collection: The Essential Jacques Demy (Blu-ray + DVD) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JonathanRimorin More than 1 year ago
This seems to be a port of the Arte R2 "Integrale Jacques Demy" boxset, minus his latter "minor" films (Model Shop, Lady Oscar, A Slightly Pregnant Man, and Parking). But it does his essential films: Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and A Room In Town. I've only seen the first three (I've had the set for three days) and they're amazing. I've only had the Kino Lorber transfers before and the upgrade is outstanding. The set also includes Agnes Vardas' "The Universe of Jacques Demy," which was only available in portions on separate discs before; and four of his short films, "Les Horizons Morts," "The Clog Maker of the Loire Valley," "Ars," and "La Luxurie" ("Lechery"). "Lechery" is an amazing short, witty and funny, and it has a young Jean-Louis Trintingant as a hilarious proto-hipster miles away from his roles in "Z" and "Amour." All in all a very worthwhile addition to your library, and thanks to all the gods for Criterion for bringing attention to this important and yet somewhat obscure filmmaker.