Swimming Pool and Summer Things in May

UGC Films UK and Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of two French directed films starring Charlotte Rampling for 17th May 2004. François Ozon's Swimming Pool and Michel Blanc's Summer Things will carry a retail price of £19.99 each, summaries, specs, menu screen and pack shots follow...

Swimming Pool - Charlotte Rampling (The Wings of the Dove, Spy Game) stars as British mystery novelist Sarah Morton who seeks peace and relaxation at her publisher John's (Charles Dance, Gosford Park) French villa in the hope that it will inspire her next novel. The setting is idyllic and soon she is back to work, enjoying the quiet life in the local village.

Before long Sarah’s solitary existence is rudely interrupted by John’s sexually liberated teenage daughter Julie (upcoming French starlet Ludivine Sagnier, Peter Pan) and conflict ensues as the inhibited Englishwoman clashes with the carefree Julie who swims nude, walks around topless and entertains different men from the village each night.

Their hostile relationship brings about a number of changes in Sarah and her writing begins to flow again as she starts to form an uneasy bond with Julie. Without realising it, Julie has become the writer’s muse and serves as the catalyst for a dramatic chain of events in the village.

On DVD Swimming Pool offers the following features...

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Stereo and DD5.1 Surround
  • Permanent subtitles for French dialogue only
  • Interviews with Charlotte Rampling and Ludvine Sagnier (18mins)
  • Cannes Film Festival 2003 (2:30mins)
  • Stills Galleries
  • Trailer
  • Promo Reel (7mins)
  • French Teaser
Summer Things - Scripted and directed by Michel Blanc, Summer Things is the sparkling French adaptation of British writer Joseph Connolly's hilarious novel about a group of friends vacationing in the Normandy resort of Le Touquet.

On DVD Summer Things offers the following features...
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French DD2.0 Stereo with permanent English subtitles
  • Featurette (7mins, subtitled)
  • Trailer
Below we have a look at menu screens and pack shots for each release...

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