That Obscure Object of Desire [Criterion Collection] (Widescreen)

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That Obscure Object of Desire [Criterion Collection] (Widescreen)

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Starring: Jacques Debary, Carole Bouquet, Ellen Bahl, Julien Bertheau, André Weber, Milena Vukotic, Isabelle Sadoyan, Fernando Rey, Pieral, Bernard Musson, Muni, Maria Asquerino, Ángela Molina, Jean-Claude Montalban, André Lacombe

Director: Luis Bunuel

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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 Buñuel. Recounted in flashback to a group of railway travellers, the story wryly details the romantic perils of Mathieu (Buñuel 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 Buñuel'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 Carrière Excerpts from Jacques de Baroncelli's 1929 silent film adaptation of the book on which Buñuel based his film Reprinted interview with director Luis Buñuel 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.

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Starring:
Jacques Debary,
Carole Bouquet,
Ellen Bahl,
Julien Bertheau,
André Weber,
Milena Vukotic,
Isabelle Sadoyan,
Fernando Rey,
Pieral,
Bernard Musson,
Muni,
Maria Asquerino,
Ángela Molina,
Jean-Claude Montalban,
André Lacombe
Director: Luis Bunuel
Studio Name: Image Entertainment
DVD Release Date:
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes): 104 minutes
Language: French
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

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