Jean Renoir

Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir

Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir

Near the end of his long and celebrated career, master filmmaker Jean Renoir indulged his lifelong obsession with life-as-theater and directed The Golden Coach (1953), French Cancan (1955), and Elena and Her Men (1956), three delirious films infatuated with the past, love, and artifice. Awash in jubilant Technicolor, each film interweaves public display and private feelings through the talents of three immortal film icons—Anna Magnani, Jean Gabin, and Ingrid Bergman. The Criterion Collection is proud to present these three majestic films by Jean Renoir for the first time on DVD.

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Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfers, with restored image and sound
  • Introductions to The Golden Coach and Elena and Her Men by Jean Renoir
  • Video introduction to The Golden Coach by filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • Video introduction to French Cancan by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
  • Jean Renoir—Hollywood and Beyond: Part two of the BBC documentary by David Thompson
  • Three-part interview with Renoir: Jean renoir parle de son art, conducted by French New Wave director Jacques Rivette
  • Galleries of production stills
  • New and improved English subtitle translations
  • Essays by film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Andrew Sarris, and Renoir historian Christopher Faulkner
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer editions

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