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Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (R2) in July

BFI have announced the UK DVD release of Les Demoiselles de Rochefort on 28th July 2008 priced at £22.99. Following the success of Les Parapulies de Cherbourg (1964), Jacques Demy went on to make Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, a large scale tribute to the Hollywood musical featuring screen legend Gene Kelly. Released in the UK on DVD for the first time by the BFI, the 1996 restoration is presented in a 2-disc set that also features an hour long documentary by Agnès Varda and other special extras.

Features include:

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French uncompressed PCM Stereo with optional English subtitles
  • Les Demoiselles ont eu 25 ans ( Agnès Varda, 1993, 64 mins) – documentary mixing on-set footage, home movies and footage from the 25th Anniversary celebrations in Rochefort
  • Extracts from the Guardian Interview in which Catherine Deneuve talks about working with Jacques Demy and his influence on her career
  • Audio extracts from Gene Kelly’s Guardian Lecture on the Hollywood Musical
  • Illustrated booklet containing original publicity photos and production stills

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