The Studio Canal Collection UK Blu-rays in September - Updated

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of several titles under the banner of The Studio Canal Collection. Arriving on 28th September 2009 are: Le Mepris, Belle De Jour, The Elephant Man, Last Year in Marienbad, The Deer Hunter, Ran and The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum.

All come in special packaging with booklets.

Le Mepris

  • 1080P Widescreen
  • French, English, German and Spanish (Castilian) 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Subtitles: English, German, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Japanese
  • Colin MacCabe introduction (5mins, NEW)
  • Contempt, Tenderly - Documentary about the film (31mins, NEW)
  • Once upon a time there was...Contempt (52mins, NEW)
  • The Dinosaur and the Baby: classic interview between Fritz Lang and Jean-Luc Godard (53mins)
  • Conversation with Fritz Lang (14mins, NEW)
  • Trailer
  • BD-Live (DynamicHD)
  • Booklet: Analysis by Ginette Vincendeau, Professor of Film Studies at King's College London and acclaimed author (NEW)

Belle De Jour
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • French 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Subtitles: English, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • The Last Script (1hr 34 mins, NEW)
  • Commentary from Spanish Cinema expert: Professor William Evans
  • Story of a Film documentary (29 mins)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • A Story of Perversion or Emancipation: Interview with a sex therapist (28 mins, NEW) (HD)
  • BD Live (DynamicHD)
  • Booklet: Analysis of the movie by Derek Malcolm, film critic of the Guardian for 35 years and now critic of the London Evening Standard (NEW)

The Elephant Man
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese
  • Joseph Merrick: The Real Elephant Man Featurette
  • The Air Is On Fire: Interview with David Lynch (Cartier Foundation)
  • Interview with John Hurt / Interview with David Lynch
  • Conversation with David Lynch by Mike Figgis
  • BD-Live (DynamicHD)
  • Booklet: Analysis by Tom Huddleston, writer and critic for Time Out London magazine (NEW)

Last Year at Marienbad
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Subtitles: English German, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese
  • Introduction by film critic Ginette Vincendeau (18 mins)
  • Dans le Labyrinthe de Marienbad documentary (33 mins)
  • Documentary on Alain Robe-Brillet (48 mins, NEW)
  • Trailer
  • Toute La Mémoire du Monde: short film by Alain Resnais (20 mins, NEW in HD)
  • Le chant du styrène: short film by Alain Resnais (13 mins) (HD)
  • BD Live (DynamicHD)
  • TBC Interview with M. Mann via BD Live
  • Booklet: Introduction to the movie by Jean-Louis Letrat (Paris La Sorbonne) (NEW)) & Filmographies

The Deer Hunter
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese
  • Audio commentary by director Michael Cimino
  • Realising the Deer Hunter: Interview with Michael Cimino (23 mins)
  • Shooting the Deer Hunter: Interview with Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (15 mins)
  • Playing The Deer Hunter: Interview with John Savage (15 mins)
  • Unknown Images: Documentary on the Vietnam War (47 mins, NEW)
  • Introduction by Mickey Rourke (2 ½ mins, NEW)
  • Trailer
  • BD-Live (DynamicHD)
  • Booklet: Analysis by Ryan Gilbey, film critic of the New Statesman (NEW)

Ran
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • Japanese 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish (Castilian) and Italian 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish (Castilian), Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish
  • Art of the Samurai: Interview with J.C. Charbonnier (41mins, NEW)
  • The Epic and the Intimate: Documentary on Kurosawa (50mins, NEW)
  • Interview with Kurosawa by Catherine Cadou (13mins, NEW)
  • AK documentary by Chris Marker (70mins)
  • The Samurai (52mins, NEW)
  • BD-Live (DynamicHD)
  • Booklet:
    • Analysis by David Jenkins, writer and critic for Time Out London magazine (NEW)
    • Excerpts from an interview with Paul Verhoven (NEW)

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • German 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • English, French, German and Japanese subtitles
  • Memories with Volker Schlondorff, Margarethe von Trotta and producer Eberhard Junkersdorf (51mins, NEW)
  • Antigone: Episode from Germany in Autumn, directed by Volker Schlondorff based on a story by Heinrich Boll (15mins)
  • Original Trailer (HD)
  • Photo Gallery
  • BD-Live (DynamicHD)
  • Booklet: Introduction by German journalist Willi Winkler (NEW)

Extras listed with (NEW) next to them indicates the content is new to the UK but not necessarily new worldwide.

With the exception of Le Mepris, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum and Ran (which we have discs for and have already confirmed) the other titles may have additional audio options not listed above. Ran and Le Mepris for example are only listed as having Japanese and French audio respectively on the press information, but the discs have several other audio options.

All 3 discs we tested (Le Mepris, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum and Ran) played on Region A and B machines.







Last updated: 19/06/2018 15:47:17

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