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The Essential Jacques Demy [Criterion Collection] [13 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

Release Date:07/22/2014
This release from Criterion brings together a half-dozen films directed by Jacques Demy. Included is Bay of Angels, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une Chambre En Ville.

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    Special Features

    • Two documentaries by filmmaker Agnès Varda: The World of Jacques Demy (1995) and The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)
    • Four short films by director Jacques Demy: Les horizons morts (1951), Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956), Ars (1959), and La Luxure (1962)
    • Jacques Demy, A to Z, a new visual essay by critic James Quandt
    • Archival interviews with Demy, composer Michel Legrand, and actors Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, and Jacques Perrin
    • Once Upon a Time..."The Umbrellas of Cherborg," a 2008 documentary
    • Episode from Behind the Screen, a 1966 series about the making of Young Girls
    • "Donkey Skin" Illustrated, a 2008 program on the many versions of Charles Perrault's fairy tale
    • "Donkey Skin" and the Thinkers, a 2008 program featuring critic Camille Tabouley
    • New conversation between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau
    • New interviews with journalist Marie Colmant and film scholar Rodney Hill
    • Archival audio Q&A with Demy
    • Archival audio interviews with Legrand and Deneuve
    • Interview with actor Anouk Aimée from 2012, conducted by Varda
    • Interview with Varda from 2012 on the origin of Lola's song
    • Restoration demonstrations for Lola, Bay of Angels, Umbrellas, and Une chambre

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