Criterion brings The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie to DVD

Luis Bunuel was one of the great masters of cinema and until now none of his films have been available on DVD. Anyone who appreciates the work of this great artist will be happy to hear that The Criterion Collection is releasing The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie/A Proposito De Bunuel to DVD in November. This is a double disc set that contains a some terrific material:

Disc One features The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Bunuel’s deliciously satiric masterpiece, in which an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. Fernando Rey, Stephane Audran, Delphine Seyrig, and Jean-Pierre Cassel head the cast in this Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film.

Disc Two features, A Proposito de Bunuel (2000), a new 105-minute documentary by Jose Luis Lopez Linares and Javier Rioyo, based on Bunuel’s autobiography My Last Sigh.

Criterion offers us enhanced anamorphic transfers, with a Dolby Digital soundtrack in the original French language with English subtitles. Extras include: El Naufrago De La Calle De La Providencia (Survivor on the Street of Providence, 1970), a 25-minute documentary on Bunuel by longtime friends Arturo Ripstein and Rafael Castanedo; Bunuel’s recipe for the perfect martini; a filmography, and trailer.

The release date is set for November 14th, and the suggested retail price is $39.95.

Bravo…keep ‘em coming…

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