Breathless & Masculin-Feminin

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  1. PatrickL

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    Does anyone have an opinion on the different releases of Godard's "Breathless"?

    Also, might anyone know if Godard's "Masculin-Feminin" (released in Japan) has English subs?
     
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    I have the French R2 DVD of Breathless.
    No subtitles or supplements, good transfer.
    Ted
     
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    Thanks for the info, Ted. Unfortunately that edition won't work for me then (I need English subs)
     
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    Patrick,

    But what's wrong with the R1 version then?

    Cees
     
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    Cees, I would buy the R1 version, if there is nothing better out there, but I wanted to make an informed decision rather than blindly give my money to Fox-Lorber/Winstar, who've disappointed me in the past. Even the most complimentary things I've read about the transfer on the R1 disc are along the lines of "not bad" rather than "great" and that doesn't exactly give me confidence in the disc. Also, I've read that "Breathless" was shot on 35mm but the R1 transfer is from a 16mm print. Another reason to look elsewhere.

    Since the French R2 doesn't have English subs I guess the only other option I'm aware of is the UK R2 disc.
     
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    Speaking of Godard, anyone know if Le Mepris (Contempt) 1963 has been released anywhere w/ english subs?
     

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