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Title Irma Vep / Dacía Films présente avec la participation de Canal+ ; écrite at réalisé, Olivier Assayas ; produit par Georges Benayoun.

Publication Info. New York : The Criterion Collection, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD IRMA VEP DISC 1-2    DUE 05-31-22
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD FOREIGN IRMA DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Edition Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (99 min.) : sound, color and black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet (folded : color illustrations ; 18 cm).
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
stamping rdapm
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
stereo rdacpc
5.1 Dolby Digital
wide screen
NTSC rdabs
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion pictures lcgft
Series Criterion collection ; 1074
Criterion collection ; 1074.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, wide screen (1.66:1); 5.1 surround.
Note English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Credits Cinematographer, Éric Gautier; editing, Luc Barnier.
Cast Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Nathalie Richard, Bulle Ogier, Lou Castel, Arsinée Khanjian, Antoine Basler, Nathalie Boutefeu, Alex Descas, Dominique Faysse, Bernard Nissile, Olivier Torrès.
Note Wide screen (1.66:1).
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.
Summary A Hong Kong action-movie star arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade's classic silent crime serial Les vampires. What she finds is a behind-the-scenes tangle of barely controlled chaos as egos clash, romantic attractions simmer, and an obsessive director drives himself to the brink to realize his vision.
Note Special features: new interview with Assayas ; behind-the-scenes ; interview from 2003 between Assayas and critic Charles Tesson ; interview from 2003 with actors Maggie Cheung and Nathalie Richard ; "Musidora, the Tenth Muse" a 2013 documentary on the actor who originated the role of Irma Vep ; "Les vampires: hypnotic eyes" the sixth episode in Louis Feuillade's 1916 silent-film serial ; a 2020 address on the state of cinema by Assayas ; "Man Yuk: a portrait of Maggie Cheung" 1997 short film by Assayas ; black-and-white rushes for the film ; essay by critic Aliza Ma.
Language In French with optional English subtitles; optional English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH). Some bonus features in English.
Subject Visitors, Foreign -- France -- Drama.
Motion picture industry -- France -- Drama.
Motion picture producers and directors -- France -- Drama.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- China -- Hong Kong -- Drama.
Motion picture actors and actresses. (OCoLC)fst01027096
Motion picture industry. (OCoLC)fst01027150
Visitors, Foreign. (OCoLC)fst01167960
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre/Form Motion pictures, French.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01726252
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Show business films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Assayas, Olivier, film director, screenwriter, on-screen participant.
Benayoun, Georges, film producer.
Zhang, Manyu, actor.
Zhang, Keyi, 1969- actor.
Léaud, Jean-Pierre, 1944- actor.
Richard, Nathalie, 1962- actor.
Basler, Antoine, actor.
Boutefeu, Nathalie, actor.
Descas, Alex, actor.
Khanjian, Arsinée, 1958- actor.
Ogier, Bulle, 1939- actor.
Castel, Lou, 1943- actor.
Gautier, Eric, 1961- director of photography.
Barnier, Luc, editor of moving image work.
Tesson, Charles, on-screen participant.
Ma, Aliza, essayist.
Dacia Films (Firm), production company.
Studio Canal+, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Container of (work): Irma Vep (Motion picture)
Container of (expression): Irma Vep (Motion picture). English.
Container of (work) : Musidora, the Tenth Muse (Motion picture)
Container of (work) : Les vampires (Motion picture). Hypnotic eyes.
Container of (work) : Man Yuk (Motion picture).
Standard No. 715515258210
ISBN 9781681438276
Music No. CC3245DDVD The Criterion Collection
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