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MK2 releases for May

French DVD editor MK2 have announced another four DVD releases for May: La Pianiste, Le Bon Plaisir, Remorques and Hôtel du Nord.

After their quality release of Michael Haneke's Code: Inconnu (reviewed here), they are to release his acclaimed albeit controversial followup La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher) featuring the amazingly scary Isabelle Huppert alongside Benoît Magimel.

Apart from this recent film, the other three are from their back-catalogue: Le Bon Plaisir (1984) by Francis Girod is based on Françoise Giroud's novel and stars Catherine Deneuve, Michel Serrault and Jean-Louis Trintignant; Remorques (1941) by Jean Grémillon features the inimitable Jean Gabin as a tugboat captain with Michèle Morgan as his wife; the Marcel Carné 1938 classic Hôtel du Nord will feature a remastered transfer as well as archival footage of Arletty, Louis Jouvet and Alexandre Trauner, the art director.
Although the situation regarding the English subtitles is not yet clear, we can expect their usual top-notch transfers along with decent extras. You can also check out their website here

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