Database of English-friendly French DVDs

This was a joint effort from the following DVDforumites: Narshty, Hendrik, Adamvbarker, Joe91, Earl Jolly Brown, Noel Megahey, Nick Laslett, Mordo, Jowy, F_drew, Wendelius, Butch Coolidge, Kanttila, Agnetha, Kdart, Hate tank, Cm-9, Matthew, Smithy20, Mark_vdH, Peaj, Bish, Cecile, Boink!, GPR79, Ian turner, Seb, Dogbertd, jimmysmits, Ashirg and Numanu.

Please note this is very much a work in progress (at the minute anyway) but should hopefully provide you with a decent enough guide. Please also note that these informations are only indicative and not DVDtimes nor the DVDforums can be held responsible for any mistakes contained therein.

If you detect any mistakes please email them to me...




Subtitled in English (feature only):

Jacques Audiard:
Sur mes lèvres / Read My Lips (Pathé) - DVDtimes

Olivier Assayas:
Les Destinées Sentimentales (Pathé) - DVDfr

Bartabas (all MK2):
Mazepa - DVDfr
Chamane - DVDfr
Jacques Becker:
Casque d'Or (Studios Canal) - DVDfr
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (Studio Canal) - DVDfr

Luc Besson:
Microcosmos (none needed in fact!)
Subway

Luis Buñuel:
El - DVDfr
Los Olvidados - DVDfr
Ensayo de un crimen - DVDfr

Léos Carax: (all Pathé)
Boy meets Girl - DVDfr
Mauvais sang - DVDfr
Pola X - DVDfr

Marcel Carné:
Le Jour Se Leve (Studios Canal) - DVDfr

Claude Chabrol (all MK2):
L'enfer - DVDtimes
Betty
Insepcteur Lavardin
Poulet au Vinaigre
Masques
René Clément:
Jeux Interdits (Studios Canal) - DVDfr

Jacques Demy (all GCTHV)

Les Parapluies De Cherbourg
Les Demoiselles De Rochefort

Emmanuel Finkiel:
Voyages (Arte) - DVDfr


Michael Haneke:
Code: Inconnu (MK2) - DVDtimes

Hou Hsiao Hsien:
Millenium Mambo (TF1)

Agnès Jaoui:
Le Goût des autres (Pathé) - DVDfr

Matthieu Kassowitz:
La Haine (Better all-round release too)

Emir Kusturica:
Arizona Dream (Studio Canal) - DVDfr

Jean-Pierre Melville:
Le Samouraï

Gilles Mimouni:
L'appartement (M6 Video) - DVDtimes

François Ozon:
Sous le Sable (Hachette) - DVDfr

Pitof:
Vidocq - DVDtimes

Jean Renoir:
La Bete Humaine (StudioCanal) - DVDfr
La Grande Illusion (StudioCanal) - different extras to Criterion DVDfr
Alain Resnais (MK2 unless otherwise stated):
Mon Oncle D'Amérique - DVDtimes
L'amour à mort
Mélo - DVDtimes
La Vie Est Un Roman - DVDtimes
On connaît la chanson (Pathé) - DVDfr

Raoul Ruiz:
Le Temps retrouvé (2/3 Distribution) - DVDfr

Danis Tanovic:
No Man's Land (Columbia Tristar) - DVDtimes

François Truffaut (all MK2):
Le Dernier Metro / The Last Metro - DVDfr
Jules et Jim - DVDfr
Tirez sur le Pianiste
Vivement Dimanche!

Régis Wargnier:
Est-Ouest (M6 Video) - DVDtimes

African Cinema (all M3M except where noted):
Idrissa Ouedraego:
Tilai - DVDtimes
Samba Traoré - DVDtimes
Djibril Diop-Membety:
Le Franc / La Petite Vendeuse du Soleil - DVDtimes
Cheick Oumar Sissoko:
Genèse (Doriane films) - DVDfr






Subtitled in English (feature + extras):

Abbas Kiarostami:
The Wind will carry us (MK2)

Jean Renoir:
La Règle du Jeu (Edtions Montparnasse) - DVDfr


François Truffaut (MK2):
La Peau douce
Les deux Anglaises et le Continent
La Femme d'à côté



Subtitled and dubbed in English (feature only):
Cartouche - DVDfr
Place Vendome (Studio Canal) - DVDfr
Le Jaguar

Nikita (Luc Besson) -DVDfr




English language films solely released in France:
Johnny got a gun (burnt in French subs though)
Punishment Park -
Peter Watkins - href=http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/index.cgi?page=Review&id=1124&story=3810>DVDtimes
The
Magnificent Ambersons - Orson Welles (removable subs)
Kafka - Sodebergh (removable subs)
Breaking the Waves - Lars Von Trier (Paramount)
Elia Kazan: America, America - DVDfr
Baby Doll - DVDfr
A Face in the Crowd - DVDfr (Compulsory French subs on all three of these)




Better French releases than UK releases:
Apocalypse Now Redux (Q&A at Cannes) - DVDfr
Brotherhood of the Wolf - no subs but DTS soundtrack DVDtimes
Dark City - better mastered than the UK release, has a DTS soundtrack and extras not inc. on the UK release
Kundun feat. interviews
Les Enfants Du Siècle - Diane Kurys (StudioCanal)- UK edition
108 mins, French edition 133 mins (out of print in UK and France?). French edition has English subtitles on feature.


Problematic:
L'humanité (English subtitles don't appear properly on 16/9 TVs)

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