Une Femme Mariée (MOC) (UK BD) in January

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of Jean-Luc Godard’s Une Femme Mariée as part of their Masters of Cinema Series on 25th January 2010 priced at £24.99 RRP. Released in April 2009 on UK DVD, Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 film Une femme mariée, fragments d’un film tourné en 1964 en noir et blanc [A Married Woman: Fragments of a Film Shot in 1964 in Black and White] is described as a lucid, complex, profoundly funny series of portraits, etched with Godardian acids, of the wife that represents either a singular case, or a universal example, of “a”/”the” married woman, and the men in her orbit.

The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in a new Gaumont restoration for the first time on Blu-ray Disc in the UK. Features on the disc include:

  • New 1080p/24fps transfer of the film in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio
  • New and improved English subtitle translations
  • The original trailer for the film (presented in 1080p/24fps), created and edited by Jean-Luc Godard at the time of the film’s original French release

There is also an 80-page book containing:
  • A new “overture” by legendary French critic and filmmaker Luc Moullet
  • A lengthy roundtable discussion between Luc Moullet; writer/critic and American correspondent for Cahiers du cinéma Bill Krohn; writer/critic Andy Rector; and MOC’s Craig Keller – on the film, and its relationship to Godard’s oeuvre from the 1950s through the 2000s
  • A concentrated investigation into the film by Bill Krohn
  • An image-essay by Andy Rector
  • A new statement about the film by star Macha Méril
  • A transcript of Godard’s late-‘70s lecture on Une femme mariée, Bergman’s Persona, Flaherty’s Nanook of the North, and Rossellini’s Francesco giullare di Dio, originally presented in Introduction à une véritable histoire du cinéma, translated here into English for the first time
  • Relevant excerpts from Jean Racine’s Bérénice, in the original French, accompanied by a new parallel English translation
  • An editorial preface on the role of Blu-ray and DVD booklets in the modern film-viewing era
  • A short aside on the nature of ‘production stills’ reproduced in Blu-ray and DVD booklets, film books, and film magazines
  • The reproduction sof a late-‘70s collage by Godard on the subject of Alfred Hitchcock
  • A lengthy conversational afterword by Craig Keller and Andy Rector

The Blu-ray appears to be region free.

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