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Irma Vep (Blu-ray) Irma Vep (Blu-ray)

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Directed by Olivier Assayas Directed by Olivier Assayas
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Ten years after he made his feature debut with Disorder in 1986, Olivier Assayas decided it was time to turn his attentions to the French film industry for his sixth picture. Written in ten days, and shot in less than a month, Irma Vep provides a mid-nineties amalgam of François Truffaut s Day for Night and Rainer Werner Fassbinder s Beware of a Holy Whore.

French filmmaker René Vidal (Day for Night's Jean-Pierre Léaud) is commissioned by a TV company to direct a remake of Louis Feuillade s classic silent-era serial, Les Vampires. Maggie Cheung (playing a version of herself) is cast in the central role and heads to Paris for filming where she finds herself amid the chaos of artistic differences, petty rivalries and the immense egos which make up a film set.

Irma Vep shows Assayas at his lightest and most playful; simultaneously a gently satirical dig at the state of French cinema and a love letter to his female star.

Ten years after he made his feature debut with Disorder in 1986, Olivier Assayas decided it was time to turn his attentions to the French film industry for his sixth picture. Written in ten days, and shot in less than a month, Irma Vep provides a mid-nineties amalgam of François Truffaut s Day for Night and Rainer Werner Fassbinder s Beware of a Holy Whore.

French filmmaker René Vidal (Day for Night's Jean-Pierre Léaud) is commissioned by a TV company to direct a remake of Louis Feuillade s classic silent-era serial, Les Vampires. Maggie Cheung (playing a version of herself) is cast in the central role and heads to Paris for filming where she finds herself amid the chaos of artistic differences, petty rivalries and the immense egos which make up a film set.

Irma Vep shows Assayas at his lightest and most playful; simultaneously a gently satirical dig at the state of French cinema and a love letter to his female star.

Extras

  • 2K restoration from the original negative, supervised and approved by Olivier Assayas
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio commentary by writer-director Olivier Assayas and critic Jean-Michel Frodon
  • On the Set of Irma Vep, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes featurette with optional commentary by Assayas and Frodon
  • Interview with Assayas and critic Charles Tesson
  • Interview with actors Maggie Cheung and Nathalie Richard
  • Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung, a 1997 short film by Assayas
  • Black and white rushes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Neil Young

Additional Info

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SKU 5027035019062
Catalogue Number FCD1737
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1996
Director Olivier Assayas
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
Countries France
Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Colour Colour
Sound Original 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD
Subtitles English
Language(s) English
Running time 98 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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