What's new
Signup for GameFly to rent the newest 4k UHD movies!

Press Release Criterion Press Release: La cérémonie (1995) (Blu-ray) (1 Viewer)

Ronald Epstein

Founder
Owner
Moderator
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 3, 1997
Messages
67,004
Real Name
Ronald Epstein
lM3SqpO30GIVmAQoWIN7c1F2QKclrM_large.jpg

Claude Chabrol’s forty-ninth feature stands as the crowning achievement of his prolific career—a coolly riveting study of class dynamics, the psychology of crime, and the sordid secrets lurking beneath the veneer of everyday life. A fascinatingly enigmatic, César Award–winning Isabelle Huppert is the chaotic yin to Sandrine Bonnaire’s tightly coiled yang. They are, respectively, a small-town postal worker and a maid to a wealthy family, a pair of outsiders who form a mysterious alliance that gradually, almost imperceptibly, goes haywire. With a master’s control of sound, editing, and suspense, Chabrol constructs a tour de force of sustained tension that delivers each brilliant shock with ice-pick precision.

FILM INFO​

  • France
  • 1995
  • 112 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
  • Spine #1199

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES​

  • New 4K digital restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Selected-scene commentary featuring Claude Chabrol
  • New introduction by filmmaker Bong Joon Ho
  • Making-of program
  • Archival interviews with Chabrol, actor Sandrine Bonnaire, and cowriter Caroline Eliacheff
  • Episode of the Criterion Channel series Observations on Film Art about the use of offscreen sound
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by crime-fiction and true-crime authority Sarah Weinman

    New cover by Eric Skillman

    November 21, 2023
 

Ronald Epstein

Founder
Owner
Moderator
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 3, 1997
Messages
67,004
Real Name
Ronald Epstein
Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. As an Amazon Associate, HTF earns from qualifying purchases. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

 
Last edited:

Users who are viewing this thread

Sign up for our newsletter

and receive essential news, curated deals, and much more







You will only receive emails from us. We will never sell or distribute your email address to third party companies at any time.

Latest Articles

Forum statistics

Threads
357,322
Messages
5,135,690
Members
144,355
Latest member
RobertTheBob
Recent bookmarks
0
SVS Outlet Sale
Top