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Anthology of
Surreal Cinema

Volume 1
(1924-1928)

 

Contents: Le Ballet mécanique (1924), Entr’acte (1924), Anémic cinéma (1926) and La Coquille et le clergyman (1928).

A lousy DVD collection of four great French avant-garde films.

coverRisqué Cinema
2005 DVD edition

Anthology of Surreal Cinema, Volume 1 (1924-1928), black & white, 65 minutes total, not rated
including Le Ballet mécanique (1924), color-toned black & white, 16 minutes, not rated, Entr’acte (1924), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, Anémic cinéma (1926), black & white, 5 minutes, not rated, and La coquille et le clergyman (1928), black & white, 28 minutes, not rated.

Risqué Cinema, RC003, unknown UPC number.
one single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 4 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $24.95.
Release date: 26 April 2005.
Country of origin: USA

At $24.95, this DVD collection of avant-garde films is a total rip-off of consumers. All of the films have been transferred from good to totally-substandard 16mm reduction prints, with much of the framing being excessively cropped. Poor-quality prints always mean poor-quality DVDs.

See our DVD reviews of the individual films on our Le Ballet mécanique on home video, Entr’acte on home video, Anémic cinéma on home video and La coquille et le clergyman on home video pages.

Let’s hope there’s never a second volume in this series. Avoid this set and invest in one of the quality collections noted on the pages above.

 
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Other AVANT-GARDE FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other FRENCH FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

 
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