Attention, fans of French cinema! Well, this week I picked up "Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob" on DVD! Other than on the MontrealDVD forums, I hadn't heard any news on when this film was going to be released in Region 1. Suffice to say, I was very surprised to see this on the shelf while browsing DVDs in one of my favorite stores. This film, along with a few other Funès classics, were released by LEA Films and distributed by Imavision (exclusively in Quebec). The only online store that I've seen carrying these DVDs is DVDSoon. Right now, they have: Funes: Gendarme et les Gendarmettes, Le(v.f) (1982) $ 16.98 CAD Funes: Gendarme en balade, Le(v.f) (1970) $ 16.98 CAD Funes: Gendarme et les extra-terrestres, Le(v.f) (1978) $ 16.98 CAD Funes: Gendarme se Marie, Le (v.f) (1968) $ 29.98 CAD Funes: Gendarme à New York, Le(v.f) (1965) $ 29.98 CAD Funes: Gendarme de St. Tropez, Le(v.f) (1964) $ 29.98 CAD Funes: Aventures de Rabbi Jacob, Les(v.f) (1973) $ 29.98 CAD Funes: Coffret Gendarme(v.f) (1968) $ 93.98 CAD Note: Prices are in Canadian dollars ($1 USD = $1.55 CAD). I've been a little busy these last couple of days, so I haven't had the time to check out the quality of "Rabbi Jacob". However, I know that the films are restored and presented in their original aspect ratio (anamorphic), with their original mono soundtracks. Also included are English subtitles, and a few extras (filmographies, photo gallery, quiz, etc). Apparently, "Les Uns et les Autres" and "L'aventure c'est l'aventure" are also going to be available from this distributor in the near future.