Claude Chabrol Madame Bovary
January 18, 2022
The 1982 horror film Dead games and a five-disc collection Lies & Deeit: Five Films by Claude Chabrol coming to Blu-ray Feb. 22 from Arrow Films and MVD Entertainment Group.
Director Scott Mansfield is the most overlooked cutter Dead games making his disc-debut. In the film, in a small American town, the women fall for an unhinged masked maniac while enjoying board games. Each time the dice are rolled, a victim suffers a negative effect. Jo Ann Harris stars as a woman caught up in the killer’s sad games after she returns home to mourn her sister’s murder. Sam Groom and Steve Railsback co-star. Created in 1980 but not released until 1982, Dead games has languished in obscurity for the past 40 years. The release includes a 2K restoration from the original camera damage and new interviews with producer Jere Rae-Mansfield and special effects and stunt co-ordinator John Eggett. The first edition includes a fully illustrated booklet featuring a rewrite by film historian/writer Amanda Reyes.
Claude Chabrol is one of the most important directors of French cinema without being overlooked in a career that spans more than 50 years. The arrangement Lies & Deeit: Five Films by Claude Chabrol featuring five of the director’s best films.
Participated in the 1985 Cannes Film Festival, Cop Au Vin is a crime film set in a small French town. A butler, doctor and lawyer agreed to go into business with each other. But after an act of violence leads one of them to death, the city’s police chief Inspector Lavardin (Jean Poiret) shows up to investigate.
In 1986, Jean Poiret regained his role as a police officer. Cop Au Vin in the end Inspector Lavardin. In the film, after a prominent Roman Catholic writer is found dead on the beach of a small coastal town, Lavardin goes on the scene to solve the mystery. When Lavardin discovers that the widow is an old flame whom he has not seen for more than two years, the investigation takes a turn.
Based on Gustave Flaubert’s novel of the same name, Madame Bovary It is the story of a beautiful young woman (Isabelle Huppert) who is engaged in an illicit marriage with a country doctor. To spice things up and escape the drudgery of married life, he takes on many jobs, incurs many debts and ends up in a disastrous situation. Madame Bovary It received a 1992 Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film and an Oscar nod for Best Costume Design.
Betty follows a young, alcoholic (Marie Trintignant) who spends her evenings hopping from bar to bar. One night, he meets Laure (Stéphane Audran), an alcoholic who decides to take Betty in and help her get her life back on track. Betty is jealous of her new friend’s relationship and tries to steal her lover away.
Painful it is the story of a man who had everything before it turned against him. Paul (François Cluzet) owns and manages the successful Hotel Del Lac and is married to the beautiful Nelly (Emmanuelle Béart), a woman he believes is out of his league. After seeing Nelly making out with a nice hotel guest, Paul thinks she’s a criminal and starts tracking his wife. His delusions and paranoia lead to disaster.
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The series includes new archives and bonus features, including interviews and voiceovers, trailers, photos and video essays. Also included is an 80-page booklet of rewrites by film critics Martyn Conterio, Kat Ellinger, Philip Kemp and Sam Wigley.