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Criterion Press Release: Babette's Feast (DVD)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 15 2013 - 01:16 PM

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BABETTE’S FEAST – Blu-ray & DVD Editions

At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast is a deeply beloved cinematic treasure. Directed by Gabriel Axel and adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen, this is the layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark. Babette’s Feast combines earthiness and reverence in an indescribably moving depiction of pleasure that goes to your head like fine champagne.

 

1987 • 103 minutes • Color • 2.0 surround • In Danish, French, and Swedish with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio

 

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 

• New 2K digital film restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

• New interview with actor Stéphane Audran

• Karen Blixen: Storyteller, a 1995 documentary about the author of the film’s source story, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen

• New visual essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda

• New interview with sociologist Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson about the significance of cuisine in French culture

• Trailer

• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Mark Le Fanu and Dinesen’s 1950 story

 

 

TITLE: Babette’s Feast (2-DVD EDITION)

CAT. NO: CC2278D

UPC: 7-15515-10761-7

ISBN: 978-1-60465-741-8

SRP: $29.95  

PREBOOK: 6/25/13

STREET: 7/23/13


 

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