That Obscure Object of Desire [Criterion Collection] (Widescreen)
Consider these popular products
- $14.40 List price $29.98Save $15.58
- $8.86 List price $14.98Save $6.12
- from $8.64
- $5.96 List price $14.99Save $9.03
- from $4.61
- $7.13 List price $10.98Save $3.85
- $5.37 List price $5.97Save $0.60
- $14.99 List price $19.97Save $4.98
About this item
About this item
Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.
DVD, 100 minutes, CRITERION
Adapted from Pierre Louys' 1898 novel La Femme et le Pantin, That Obscure Object of Desire is the 30th and final film from the great Luis Buuel. Recounted in flashback to a group of railway travellers, the story wryly details the romantic perils of Mathieu (Buuel favorite Fernando Rey), a wealthy, middle-aged French sophisticate who falls desperately in love with his 19-year-old former chambermaid Conchita. Thus begins a surreal game of sexual cat-and-mouse, with Mathieu obsessively attempting to win the girl's affections as she manipulates his carnal desires, each vying to gain absolute control of the other. Brimming with the subversive wit which characterizes all of Buuel's finest work, That Obscure Object of Desire takes satiric aim at a decadent, decaying society riddled by political unrest and moral bankruptcy. The picture is absurdist even in its casting -- Rey's dialogue was dubbed by the French actor Michel Piccoli, while the two-faced, hot-and-cold Conchita is played, logically enough, by two different actresses (Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina, respectively), with the character's dialogue spoken by yet a third performer. The same Louys novel was also filmed by Josef von Sternberg in 1935 as the Marlene Dietrich vehicle The Devil Is a Woman, and again in 1959 as Julien Duvivier's La Femme et le Pantin, starring Brigitte Bardot. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi.
New high-definition transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions, Video interview with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carri?re, Excerpts from Jacques de Baroncelli's 1929 silent film adaptation of the book on which Bu?uel based his film, Reprinted interview with director Luis Bu?uel, Theatrical trailer, Optional English-dubbed track, New and improved English subtitle translation, Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition, In French with optional English subtitles, 1.66:1 aspect ratio.
New high-definition transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions Video interview with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrire Excerpts from Jacques de Baroncelli's 1929 silent film adaptation of the book on which Buuel based his film Reprinted interview with director Luis Buuel Theatrical trailer Optional English-dubbed track New and improved English subtitle translation Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition In French with optional English subtitles 1.66:1 aspect ratio.
|Starring:||Jacques Debary, Carole Bouquet, Ellen Bahl, Julien Bertheau, Andr Weber, Milena Vukotic, Isabelle Sadoyan, Fernando Rey, Pieral, Bernard Musson, Muni, Maria Asquerino, ngela Molina, Jean-Claude Montalban, Andr Lacombe|
|Studio Name:||Image Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||11/20/2001|
|Run Time (in minutes):||104 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||PCM Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.24|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
Ask a question
If you would like to share feedback with us about pricing, delivery or other customer service issues, please contact customer service directly.
Walmart does not sponsor, recommend or endorse any third party product or service, or any customer ideas or advice.
Questions will be checked against our question guidelines and posted within five to seven business days.