Luis Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Detailed
Posted June 11, 2012 05:10 AM by Webmaster
Studio Canal have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of director
Luis Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), starring Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Stéphane Audran. The film will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on July 16th.
Introduction by Professor Peter Evans
Luis Bunuel's surrealist satire takes on targets as diverse as South American politics, the upper class and religion. Six socially respectable friends meet up for a dinner party, only to be subject to a number of bizarre intrusions. Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1973.
Note: In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the film's original release, Studio Canal and the ICO will also release the re-mastered digital print of Luis Buñuel's surreal comedy in cinemas on June 29th, including an Extended Run at BFI Southbank as part of their Jean-Claude Carrière season.
I would love to upgrade my old Criterion DVD of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, one of my all-time favorites, and may consider importing this edition, if it receives positive reviews. I do wish, however, that it contained some more extras.
@ BluPix. I would hold off because it's likely that Studio Canal will do a state-side release, as they've done w/ Grand Illusion and other titles they've taken back from Criterion. Sadly, the woeful lack of extras will likely not change.
Thrilled to hear this. Another reason to get that multi-region blu-rary player all you movie fans out there. I have one, and it's changed the movie game completely. Region B baby!. Region A baby! Region C baby (never seen a region c blu...) It's time to get all Bunuel and Truffaut on blu, and this is a start!
The Optimum/Studio Canal R2 DVD includes a reasonably good 30-minute retrospective documentary called 'A Walk Among the Shadows'. Why isn't that included here, at least?
(I'm still gonna buy this anyways, mind you. Certain films automatically deserve a double dip, provided the transfer isn't god-awful or a con-job upscale treatment, which at the end of the day rarely happens, if ever.)