Perhaps best known as the writer of Alain Resnais’ classic cine-conundrum Last Year of Marienbad, Alain Robbe-Grillet was also the director a number of stylish, controversial and erotic films which starred such icons of French cinema as Jean-Louis Trintignant (Haneke’s Amour, Bertolucci’s The Conformist), Marie-France Pisier (Truffaut’s Stolen Kisses and Bed and Board) and Isabelle Huppert (Claire Denis’ White Material, Haneke’s Amour).
Impossible to see for decades, these enigmatic, sexually-charged films have now been collected together for the very first time, and are made available here in beautifully remastered High Definition presentations, with extra features including video introductions by Catherine Robbe-Grillet, filmed interviews with Alain Robbe-Grillet by Frederic Taddei, and newly-recorded, exclusive feature-length commentaries by cult cinema authority Tim Lucas.
This limited edition Blu-ray box set includes: The Immortal One (1964), Trans-Europ Express (1967), The Man Who Lies (1968), Eden and After (1970), N. Rolls the Dice (1971) and Successive Slidings Into Pleasure (1974).
Contents: • All six films presented in High Definition • Video introductions by Catherine Robbe-Grillet • Filmed interviews with Alain Robbe-Grillet by Frederic Taddei • Exclusive, full-length audio commentaries by Tim Lucas • Illustrated booklet with extended essay by David Taylor; full film credits
‘Trans-Europ Express is as challenging and influential again today as it was in the 1960s – a key text of the post-war European avant-garde. But it is, above all, as an enjoyable and witty movie that this film has remained a classic.’ Senses of Cinema