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Criterion Collection: the Complete Jean Vigo (Region 1 DVD)

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Description

Even among cinemas greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands alone. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Bunuel, Vigos films refused to play by the rules. This set includes all of Vigos titles: A PROPOS DE NICE, ZIRO DE CONDUITE, and LATALANTE.

Product Details

Barcode
715515084918
Department
Movies & TV
Released
30 Aug 2011
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Sub-genre
Comedy
Region
Region 1
Studio
Criterion
Runtime
161 min
Age Restriction
UNR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Complete Jean Vigo
Release Year
2011
Running Time
163 min
Categories
Education/General Interest / Documentary
Synopsis
Director Jean Vigo (1905-34) stands high on the lists of cinema's most formidable artists and its most unspeakably tragic figures. Formidable in the sense that Vigo, in a mere 29 years, turned out a handful of some of the most beautiful films the world has ever seen, with a wholly distinct and refreshing voice - titles such as TARIS, L'ATALANTE, ZÉRO DE CONDUITE and À PROPOS DE NICE. Tragic in the sense that this brilliant artist died at the age of 29, not from a vice of any kind but from a bout of tuberculosis that silenced his voice forever. The venerable Criterion Collection issued this comprehensive box set of all four of the said titles by Vigo - fully restored with numerous supplements.
Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Note: Audio Commentaries featuring Michael Temple, author of Jean Vigo
  • Score for À propos de Nice, featuring footage cut by Vigo
  • Episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps about Vigo, from 1964
  • Conversation from 1968 between filmmakers François Truffant and Eric Rohmer on L'Atalante
  • Animated tribute to Vigo by filmmaker Michel Gondry
  • Les voyages de "L'Atalante," film restorer and historian Bernard Eisenschitz's 2001 Documentary tracing the history of the film
  • Video Interview from 2001 with Director Otar Iosseliani on Vigo
  • Plus: A booklet featuring Essays by critics Michael Almereyda, Robert Polito, B. Kite and Luc Sante
  • Full Frame - 1.33
Audio:
  • French
  • Subtitles - English
Movie Critics
Film Comment
"[T]here's cause to celebrate Criterion's essential two-disc set collecting a body of work unparalleled in its compressed, incendiary brilliance."
Film Comment Staff (1 Sep 2011, )