THE TRIAL

09/28/2012

Based on one of Kafka’s best novel, Orson Welles directed this oppressive drama about the legal system, society and its members, in a totally absurd climate. Anthony Perkins plays the main character, Joseph K. He is surrounded by Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider, Suzanne Flon…
For its 50th anniversary, the film, produced in 1962, is republished in a remastered version. It will be...

TOTAL RECALL - ULTIMATE REKALL EDITION

07/05/2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone play the heroes of Philip K.Dick’s bestseller, adapted by Paul Verhoeven. STUDIOCANAL is republishing this legendary science fiction film in a HD remastered version under the direction of Paul Verhoeven. It will be released in DVD and Blu-ray on July 16th 2012 in Great-Britain, July 31st in the United States, August 1st in France and August 9th in...

THE PIANIST

05/10/2012

Mai 2002: Roman Polanski overwhelms the Cannes Film Festival with the true story of the Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, inspired from his memories written in 1946. Adrien Brody is fantastic as this brilliant musician who struggles to survive in the ghetto of Warsaw, ruined by the war. The film is presented the Palme d’Or by David Lynch, President of the Jury. It is also awarded with Oscars...

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

03/20/2012

TO BE OR NOT TO BE, huge American comedy classic, is celebrating its 70es anniversary this year. What an achievement for Ernst Lubitsch to make people laugh in the middle of World War II with this film which action takes place in Poland during Nazi occupation. Seven decades after its release, this masterpiece is now available in Blu-ray in the STUDIOCANAL Collection.

Director : Ernst...

LA GRANDE ILLUSION

02/14/2012

Often listed as one of the most important film of the twentieth century, Jean Renoir’s LA GRANDE ILLUSION is the symbol of a universal and pacifist cinema. The story of its restoration itself is an historic and European scenario. In 1940, the Nazis confiscated the negative and kept it in Berlin. It was then taken to Moscow by the Russian army at the end of the War. The negative came back to France in the mid 1970’s within the scope of exchanges between the Toulouse film institute and the Gosfilmofond (national Russian archives).

After a first restoration in 1997, STUDIOCANAL and the Toulouse film institute decided in 2011 to restore the film again with the technologies of the twenty-first century. Immagine Ritrovata, the Italian laboratory, digitized and restored the nitrate negative, thus giving to the images their entire dimension, absolutely sublime. The sound, revised with extreme care, is stunning. This masterpiece, to (re)discover in Blu-ray thanks to STUDIOCANAL Collection, will be available in France on February 21st, in Germany on April 5th, in the UK on April 23rd and in the USA in July, 2012.

Synospis: 1917. In a German camp. A group of French prisoners composed of the aristocrat Boieldieu, the foreman Maréchal and the banker Rosenthal plan their escape. At the very last moment, they are transferred to a fortress run by von Rauffenstein, who hits it off with Boieldieu.
Director : Jean Renoir
Cast : Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Erich Von Stroheim, Dita Parlo, Dalio

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