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LAmour Braque, 1985
Uncut Special Edition (Digipak)
1 Hr. 45 Mins.
Original French Mono
English Subtitles (optional, in White or Yellow)
1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
MONDO VISION presents the first ever North American release of Andrzej Zulawski's 6th film LAmour Braque (Limpet Love, 1985) in a gorgeous new transfer UNCUT & Fully Uncensored with all new English Subtitles Supervised & Approved By Director Andrzej Zulawski.
- Digitally Restored High Definition Transfer Mastered For Progressive Scan (Approved by Director Andrzej Zulawski)
- Feature Length Audio Commentary With Director Andrzej Zulawski And Writer Daniel Bird
- Exclusive New Video Interview With Sophie Marceau: "Becoming Marie" [24:00]
- Video Interview With Director Of Photography J.F. Robin [24:00]
- Rare Archival Interviews & Behind The Scenes Footage From 1985 [16:00]
- Andrzej Zulawski Interview
- Francis Huster Interview
- Sophie Marceau Interview
- Behind The Scenes Footage
- Theatrical Trailer
- Image Gallery
- 28-page Booklet Featuring a Newly-Written Essay by Daniel Bird
LAmour Braque is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and original Mono French soundtrack as intended by Andrzej Zulawski. This Dual Layer disc has been transferred and encoded using a high-frequency process which preserves as much of the detail and texture from the original film as is possible on the NTSC DVD format.
Note Regarding English Subtitles:
The dialogue of LAmour Braque presents a number of challenges for the translator. Roda-Gil's dialogue abounds with rhymes and puns, not to mention a plethora of (mainly French) cultural and political references, often specific to the 1980s. Director Andrzej Zulawski prepared the subtitles for this DVD release in collaboration with Daniel Bird. It was decided quickly that a technically precise translation of the original French into English would lose the playful, anarchistic character of Roda-Gil's dialogue. The title 'LAmour Braque' has usually been translated into English as 'Mad Love' – which is usually how 'LAmour Fou' has been translated into English. 'Crazy Love', offers a closer fit, but it sounds banal in English in a way in which 'braque' in French does not. Here, Zulawski has opted for the title 'Limpet Love'. The character of 'Marie' has been changed to 'Mary', so as to retain the Christian aspect of the character's name. Similarly, the character of 'Léon' has been changed to 'Léo', while 'Venin' brothers are referred to as 'Venom'. For rhymes in French, equivalents in English have been sought. Therefore, a looser approach has been adopted, which strives to offer something of the 'flavor' of the original.
Case Type: Digipak with Hardcover Slipcase!