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Une Femme Mariée (MOC) in April

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of Jean-Luc Godard’s Une Femme Mariée as part of their Masters of Cinema Series on 20th April 2009 priced at £19.99 RRP. Long out of circulation and unavailable on home video, 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 home video in the UK. Features include:

  • New progressive transfer of the film in its original aspect ratio
  • New and improved English subtitle translations
  • The original trailer for the film, 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
  • A graphical consideration (running the course of the book) of the role of DVD booklets in the modern film-viewing era
  • And more!

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