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Le Silence de la Mer (Jean-Pierre Melville)

Old 03-23-07, 03:45 PM
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Le Silence de la Mer (Jean-Pierre Melville)

Eureka have leaked some info on this upcoming disc...being the pilot cover! As of now they are mum about the rest.



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yeah, that cover and the cover for pabst's "diary of a lost girl" have been up on their site for a week or two. exciting news!
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I'm a Melville fan, but never heard of this one. Any good ?
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I'm a Melville fan, but never heard of this one. Any good ?
It's his first film. I've never seen it either, but it seems to be highly regarded.
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courtesy of the Times:

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of Le Silence de la mer as part of their Masters of Cinema Series on 25th June 2007 priced at £19.99 Jean-Pierre Melville's debut film is an adaptation of the novella of the same title by celebrated French Resistance author Vercors (the pen name of Jean Bruller). Clandestinely written in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France and furtively distributed, it captured the spirit of the moment, and quickly became a staple of the Resistance.

Melville's cinematic adaptation – partly shot in Vercors' own house – tells the story of a German officer, Werner von Ebrennac (Howard Vernon), who is billeted to the house of an elderly man (Jean-Marie Robain) and his niece (Nicole Stéphane) in occupied France. Resisting the intruder, the uncle and niece refuse to speak to the German officer, who warms himself by the fire each evening espousing idealistic views about the relationship between France and Germany. These propagandised illusions are shattered, however, when a trip to Paris reveals the truth of what is really going on.

One of the most important French films to deal with World War II, and a landmark in Melville's distinguished oeuvre, Le Silence de la mer is a lyrical, timeless depiction of the experiences and struggles of occupation and resistance. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Melville's debut film for the first time on home video or DVD in the UK.

Special Features:

* Exclusive video discussion by Ginette Vincendeau, professor of French cinema at King's College London [18 minutes]
* 44 page illustrated booklet including an extended article by Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris, and a vintage Melville interview by Rui Nogueira, author of Melville on Melville


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Old 05-11-07, 08:54 PM
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has this collection had decent transfers in the past?
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Old 06-26-07, 05:44 PM
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Bump....this was released yesterday. AmazonUK did a speedy job with my copy being delivered today; they still have it listed at the nice 40% off price too. The 44-page booklet from preliminary specs sees a growth to 56-pages for the actual release.
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Old 06-26-07, 06:23 PM
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comments on the transfer please.
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Old 06-27-07, 07:21 AM
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screenies look excellent.

Can anyone who has this comment on the audio, dvdbeaver mentions problems with it without describing any more.

I would like to get it, but it'll probably be a criterion down the line which *should* mean cleaned up audio if there's any severe problems. But if there's no major blips with this one, I'll get this.
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