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La signora di tutti (MOC) in November

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of Max Ophuls’ La signora di tutti [Everybody's Lady] as part of their Masters of Cinema Series on 15th November 2010 priced at £19.99 RRP. With the Nazi terror on the ascent, master filmmaker Max Ophuls fled to Italy in 1934 and made La signora di tutti [Everybody's Lady] — an exuberant, desperate melodrama that, although arriving early in Ophuls' body of work, ranks comfortably alongside Letter from an Unknown Woman, The Earrings of Madame de..., or Lola Montès in the hierarchy of the director's achievements.

Isa Miranda, one of Italy's greatest stars, plays the role of a star (in the part that made her a star) pressed to revisit the entire history of her lovers to the present moment through an inexorable web of flashbacks... brought on by the anaesthetic following a failed suicide attempt. From the record revolving on a turntable in the picture's opening moments, Ophuls sets into motion one of those roundelays with fate that he alone could pull off with such eminent elegance.

Features include:

  • Beautiful new transfer from pristine film materials in its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio
  • A new and exclusive video essay about the film by film scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Optional English subtitles
  • A lengthy booklet containing a new and exclusive essay on the film by filmmaker and critic Luc Moullet; and newly translated excerpts of an interview with star Isa Miranda, and remarks by director Max Ophuls.

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