SACHA GUITRY: FOUR FILMS 1936-1938 [LIMITED EDITION]
Release Date: 27th March 2018
Format: Dual Format
Starring: Sacha Guitry, Jacqueline Delubac, Christian Gérard, Gaston Dubosc, Serge Grave, Lucien Baroux, Jean Périer
Directed By: Sacha Guitry
Four Films 1936-1938 brings together a quartet of 1930s features by Sacha Guitry, the celebrated French filmmaker, playwright and actor of the stage and screen, each based on his earlier works.
Indiscretions (Le Nouveau testament) follows a holier-than-though physician who is scuppered by his own hypocrisy. My Father Was Right (Mon père avait raison) tells off a man who, after being left by his wife for another man, raises his son to be wary of women. Let’s Dream (Faisons un rêve…) is another story of mistrust, between husband, wife and lovers. And the history of one of France’s most famous streets is retold in Up the Champs-Élysées (Remontons les Champs-Élysées), featuring multiple performances from Guitry himself.
Available for the first time on Blu-ray this set presents some of Guitry’s earliest and most enjoyable works.
Limited Dual Format Collection [1500 copies] High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original French mono soundtracks on all films (uncompressed LPCM on Blu-ray) Optional English language subtitles Newly filmed introduction to the films of Sacha Guitry by French cinema expert and academic Ginette Vincendeau Selected scene commentaries by Ginette Vincendeau Four video essays on different Guitry themes by critic Philippe Durant Interviews about Guitry with writer and director Francis Veber, and filmmaker Pascal Thomas Let’s Make a Dream… sound tests Let’s Make a Dream… theatrical trailer Reversible sleeves featuring newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow for all films Limited edition 60-page book illustrated with original stills, featuring new writing by Craig Keller and Sabrina Marques; and credits for all films [Limited Edition Exclusive]