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Jean Epstein
(1924-1948)

 

Contents: Le Lion des Mogols [The Lion of the Mogols] (1924), Le Double amour [Double Love] (1925), Les Aventures de Robert Macaire [The Adventures of Robert Macaire] (1925), Mauprat (1926), La Glace à trois faces [The Three-Sided Mirror] (1927), Six et demi, onze [Six-and-a-Half Times Eleven] (1928), La Chute de la maison Usher [The Fall of the House of Usher] (1928), Finis terrae (1929), Mor-Vran (1930), Les Berceaux (1931), L’or des mers (1933), Chanson d’Ar-Mor (1935), Le Tempestaire (1947) and Les Feux de la mer (1948).

coverPotemkine Films / Agnès B. DVD
2014 DVD edition

Jean Epstein (1924-1948), black & white and color-toned black & white, 945 minutes total, not rated,
including Le Lion des Mogols [The Lion of the Mogols] (1924), color-toned black & white, 100 minutes, not rated, Le Double amour [Double Love] (1925), black & white, 105 minutes, not rated, Les Aventures de Robert Macaire [The Adventures of Robert Macaire] (1925), black & white, 200 minutes, not rated, Mauprat (1926), black & white, 89 minutes, not rated, La Glace à trois faces [The Three-Sided Mirror] (1927), black & white, 38 minutes, not rated, Six et demi, onze [Six-and-a-Half Times Eleven] (1928), black & white, 83 minutes, not rated, La Chute de la maison Usher [The Fall of the House of Usher] (1928), black & white, 61 minutes, not rated, Finis terrae (1929), black & white, 82 minutes, not rated, Mor-Vran (1930), black & white, 25 minutes, not rated, Les Berceaux (1931), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, L’or des mers (1933), black & white, 69 minutes, not rated, Chanson d’Ar-Mor (1935), black & white, 43 minutes, not rated, Le Tempestaire (1947), black & white, 22 minutes, not rated, and Les Feux de la mer (1948), black & white, 21 minutes, not rated.

Potemkine Films / Agnès B. DVD, EDV2390, unknown UPC number.
Eight single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 PAL DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, French language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; three multidisc DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase?, €99,90.
Release date: 3 June 2014.
Country of origin: France
This eight-disc PAL DVD boxset features short documentaries, short drama films, Avant-Garde films and dramatic features directed by Jean Epstein. All films have been mastered from high-quality 35mm source materials, most of them held by La Cinémathèque française film archive.

The collection Jean Epstein: Chez Albatros features films Epstein directed for the Russian emigré production company, Films Albatros (3 discs). The films in this collection appear to only be available in this boxset.

The collection Jean Epstein: Première Vague features films Epstein directed for his own production company (2 discs), and the collection ia also available separately.

The collection Jean Epstein: Poèmes Breton mostly features the films Epstein directed during the sound era — short drama films and documentaries (3 discs), and the collection is also available separately.

The silent films in the boxset are presented with music scores performed by Mathieu Regnault, Karol Beffa, Neil Brand, Stephen Horne, Gabriel Thibaudeau, and others.

The supplemental material includes a 160-page booklet; interviews with Bruno Dumont, Viva Paci, Cristophe Wall-Romana, Éric Thouvenel, Léon Rousseau, James June Schneider and Jacques Ayroles; an alternative ending for Six et demi, onze (1928); and the documentary, Jean Epstein, Young Oceans of Cinema (2011) by James June Schneider (68 minutes).

This high-quality edition is recommended to all with a PAL disc player. North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
France: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 2 PAL DVD edition from Amazon.fr. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Other silent era JEAN EPSTEIN films available on home video.

Other FRENCH FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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