M. Hulot’s Holiday Film Still

M. Hulot’s Holiday

Jacques Tati

 
M. Hulot’s Holiday (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • France
  • 1953
  • 87 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  •  
  • Spine #110

Pipe-smoking Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s wildly funny satire of vacationers determined to enjoy themselves includes a series of precisely choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers. The first entry in the Hulot series is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick.

Disc Features

  • Beautiful new digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Video introduction by writer, director and performer Terry Jones
  • René Clément’s 1936 short film, Soigne ton gauche, starring Jacques Tati
  • Optional English language soundtrack, created by Jacques Tati
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

    Cover based on a theatrical poster

Film Essays

M. Hulot’s Holiday

By David EhrensteinJanuary 05, 2004

One of the most original—and hilarious—comedies ever made, M. Hulot’s Holiday has delighted . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

12 Great Parting Shots

July 16, 2012


Clippings

Revival Meeting

November 17, 2010

Our friend and coworker Sarah Finklea, of Janus Films, was one of a handful of industry . . . Read more »


News

Hand-Drawn Tati

April 27, 2010

French animator Sylvain Chomet, whose idiosyncratic, elegant, hand-drawn style and quirky . . . Read more »


Clippings

TATI’S RIGHT-HAND MAN

June 10, 2009

There’s a cornucopia for Tati fans over at Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell’s blog, . . . Read more »


Clippings

BAZIN UNBURIED

May 14, 2009

Here’s a definite must-read: in its latest issue, Bright Lights Film Journal features André . . . Read more »


On Five

APRIL IN TATIVILLE

By Alexandre MabilonApril 22, 2009

Some of you might have seen the news item on our website regarding the Jacques Tati “ . . . Read more »


News

JACQUES TATI: A SORTA CENTENNIAL

April 06, 2009

Paris is turning into Tativille starting tomorrow, April 8, until August 2, with the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

M. Hulot’s Holiday

By David EhrensteinJanuary 05, 2004

One of the most original—and hilarious—comedies ever made, M. Hulot’s Holiday has delighted . . . Read more »