La Grande Bouffe

La Grande Bouffe

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La Grande Bouffe

From the world leader in fascinating facts and amusing true stories comes a book about how to feed, clothe, and protect yourself in the wilderness…and might even make you want to avoid anything resembling the wilderness forever.

For more than 25 years, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader has helped you learn amazing things you didn’t know. Now, Uncle John will show you how to do things you didn’t know how to do…and probably should never, never, never actually do, unless you’re in a survival situation and really, really, really need to do.


It’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to the Bizarrely Impossible: Survival Edition. A new approach to survival guides and how-to books, this book provides step-by-step instructions for how to make do in any rugged terrain. But if you’re expecting “how to start a fire,” think again. This isn’t the kind of book that will tell you how to make a fire by rubbing two sticks together--it will tell you how to make a fire using a car battery.


It will also tell you:

• How to swing from a vine like Tarzan
• How to land an airplane in an emergency
• How to fight a bear…and win
• How to perform emergency surgery in the woods
• How to identify what insects you can--and cannot--eat
• And lots, lots more.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2015
UPC: 0760137764397
Original Release: 1973
Rating: NR
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: 12A
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 26,306

Special Features

The Farcical Movie: Marco Ferreri-a television episode dedicated to the director in which he places his cinema within the context of Luis Buñuel and Tex Avery; Behind-the-scenes: footage from the making of the film and interviews with stars Mastroianni, Piccoli, Tognazzi, Noiret and Ferreri; Colours Around a Festival: an archive interview featuring Ferreri, Piccoli, Noiret, Tognazzi, and composer Phillippe Sarde; Forming Ferreri: a new video essay by Italian film scholar Pasquale Iannone that looks at the director's career prior to La Grande Bouffe; Select scene audio commentary by Pasquale Iannone; Extract form the stormy 1973 Cannes press conference

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michel Piccoli Michel
Marcello Mastroianni Marcello
Ugo Tognazzi Ugo
Philippe Noiret Philippe
Andréa Ferréol Andrea
Monique Chaumette Madeleine
Florence Giorgetti Anne

Technical Credits
Marco Ferreri Director,Screenwriter
Rafael Azcona Screenwriter
Francis Blanche Screenwriter
Michel de Broin Art Director,Production Designer
Giuseppe Maffioli Consultant/advisor
Gitt Magrini Costumes/Costume Designer
Vincent Malle Associate Producer
Claudine Merlin Editor
Gina Pignier Editor
Pasquale Rachini Cinematographer
Jean-Pierre Rassam Producer
Philippe Sarde Score Composer
Mario Vulpiani Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- La Grande Bouffe
1. Chapter 1 [12:05]
2. Chapter 2 [10:26]
3. Chapter 3 [10:34]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [11:05]
6. Chapter 6 [10:33]
7. Chapter 7 [11:31]
8. Chapter 8 [9:53]
9. Chapter 9 [:37]
10. Chapter 10 [9:48]
11. Chapter 11 [11:35]
12. Chapter 12 [12:42]

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La Grande Bouffe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Those who are the squeamish stay away. Those who love gross-out comedies rent this film. Clever idea, 4 well-to-do gentlemen lock themselves in a villa with a plump schoolteacher hoping to end their lives in debauchery and gluttony. All ends on a sick note, hinting flatulent teen films and catered to beardrinking buddies. Regardless of the great cast who might be wasting their time, all in all they seem to be having a lot fun at it. Check it out, then see Ferreri's surreal Bye Bye Monkey, a lot of fun too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Altho not for the squeamish (esp. those who get repulsed by extreme bathroom humor) La Grande Bouffe has a lot of laughs, delightful moments, and just plain inanity to waste a good 1 1/2. Presumably, set in Italy (considering it was directed by Italian maestro Marco Ferreri, the man who exposed Ornella Muti in his erotic dramas) four well-to-do yet lecherous gentlemen make a bet that they can spend several nights locked in a villa, wining and dining on gourmet foods, and fulfilling their hedonistic desires until the bitter end. The film stars four notable European actors: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi, & Philippe Noiret who all balance out this silly little production with such exceptional performances. Altho food is meant to be a thing of enjoyment and self-soothing, La Grande Bouffe presents it as very unappetizing and utterly nauseating. In one grotesque yet erotic scene a prostitute is flogged with food & then she vomits, telling the group that they are a bunch of pigs. In addition, flatulence prevails within the final scenes (a 'final' scene, not to be to overt) and there is a great emphasis on scatology throughout La Grande Bouffe. Marco Ferreri has always been scandalous with his pix, pushing the boundaries with graphic eroticism and infamous for his self-mutilation scenes. However, with La Grande Bouffe, Ferreri has steered closer to the former but played with this idea by adding irony and other light elements. In Short, if you plan to perfecting your culinary skills by watching this, don't even think abt it. The gourmet elements are merely inspirational artsy stuff, and this is no Big Night. However, those wanting a swell romp on a stay-at-home rainy day, well, sit back with a friend and smile.