Cohen Media has detailed the Cohen Film Collection Blu-ray release of director Jean-Luc Godard's 's For Ever Mozart, which stars stars Madeleine Assas, Bérangère Allaux, Ghalya Lacroix (most recently the editor of Cannes 2013 winner Blue Is the Warmest Color), Vicky Messica and Frédéric Pierrot (I've Loved You So Long).
The acclaimed drama arrives on Blu-ray on January 7, 2014.
With For Ever Mozart, Godard shifted to a narrative grounded in a distressing reality of the day: the Bosnian War. This densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled by chaos is divided into several distinct but related stories, chiefly the attempts by an idealistic French acting troupe to stage a play in war-torn Sarajevo. Along their journey, they are captured and held in a POW camp. Amid the gunfire of war, an elderly director struggles to complete his film.
The Blu-ray edition of For Ever Mozart features a digitally remastered 1080p video presentation, a French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track with English subtitles, and the following extras:
Audio Commentary by Critic and TIFF Cinematheque Senior Programmer James Quandt
It is strange that the detailed release still does not explain about the aspect ratio for this movie. The correct aspect ratio for this is 1.33:1, and I hope that is what the blu ray release will have (by looking at trailer I hope it is).
But the various retailer web sites and including Blu ray.com still says the ratio is 1.85:1, and it does not make sense to me.
At any rate, I am very happy that Cohen Media Group is releasing two ( For Ever Mozart & Hail Mary) of my favorite Godard movies in blu ray format, and that is a great news. And I expect the VQ is as good as it gets.
I sincerely hope that the company will have another blu ray release for other Godard mid to late titles, such as Prenom Carmen, Passion, Notre Musique, In Praise of Love etc…