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Pierre Etaix

 
Pierre Etaix (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray Collector's Set

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Collector's Set Info

  • Spine #655

A French comedy master whose films went unseen for decades as a result of legal tangles, director-actor Pierre Etaix is a treasure the cinematic world has rediscovered and embraced with relish. His work can be placed on the spectrum of classic physical comedy with that of Jacques Tati and Jerry Lewis, but it also stands alone in its good-natured delicacy. These films, influenced by Etaix’s experiences as a circus acrobat and clown and by the silent film comedies he adored, are elegantly deadpan, but as an on-screen presence, Etaix radiates warmth. This collection includes all of his films, five features, The Suitor,Yoyo, As Long as You’ve Got Your Health, Le grand amour, and Land of Milk and Honey—most of them collaborations with the great screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière—and three shorts, Rupture, the Oscar-winning Happy Anniversary, and Feeling Good. Not one of these is anything less than a bracing and witty delight.

Collector’s Set Includes

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The Suitor

Pierre Etaix 1963

Pierre Etaix’s first feature introduces the droll humor and oddball charm of its unique writer-director-star.


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Yoyo

Pierre Etaix 1965

This elaborately conceived and brilliantly mounted comedy is Pierre Etaix’s most beloved movie, as well as his personal favorite.


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As Long as You’ve Got Your Health

Pierre Etaix 1966

In this endlessly diverting compendium of four short films, Pierre Etaix regards the 1960s from his askew but astute perspective.


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Le grand amour

Pierre Etaix 1969

Despite having a loving and patient wife at home, a good-natured suit-and-tie man, played by writer-director Pierre Etaix, finds himself hopelessly attracted to his gorgeous new secretary in this gently satirical tale of temptation.


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Land of Milk and Honey

Pierre Etaix 1971

Pierre Etaix’s most radical film, and perhaps unsurprisingly the one that effectively ended his career in cinema, Land of Milk and Honey is a fascinating investigative documentary about post–May ’68 French society.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New digital masters of the 2010 restorations of Rupture, Happy Anniversary, The Suitor, Yoyo, As Long as You’ve Got Your Health, Feeling Good, Le grand amour, and Land of Milk and Honey with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray edition
  • New video introductions to the films by director Pierre Etaix
  • Pierre Etaix, un destin animé (2011), a portrait of the life and work of the director by his wife, Odile Etaix
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Cairns

    Cover illustration by Pierre Etaix
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