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Jean Epstein
Poèmes Breton
(1929-1948)

 

Contents: Finis terrae (1929), Mor-Vran (1930), Les Berceaux (1931), L’or des mers (1933), Chanson d’Ar-Mor (1935), Le Tempestaire (1947) and Les Feux de la mer (1948).

This three-disc collection of films features films Jean Epstein directed during his ‘Bretagne period’ mostly during the sound era — short drama films and documentaries.

coverPotemkine Films / Agnès B. DVD
2014 DVD edition

Jean Epstein: Poèmes Breton (1929-1948), black & white, 268 minutes total, not rated,
including Finis terrae (1929), black & white, 82 minutes, not rated, Mor-Vran (1930), black & white, 25 minutes, not rated, Les Berceaux (1931), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, L’or des mers (1933), black & white, 69 minutes, not rated, Chanson d’Ar-Mor (1935), black & white, 43 minutes, not rated, Le Tempestaire (1947), black & white, 22 minutes, not rated, and Les Feux de la mer (1948), black & white, 21 minutes, not rated.

Potemkine Films / Agnès B. DVD, EDV2390, unknown UPC number.
Three single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 PAL DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo and mono sound, French language intertitles (Finis terræ only), optional English language subtitles (Finis terræ only), chapter stops; three-disc DVD keepcase in cardboard slipcase?, €39,90.
Release date: 3 June 2014.
Country of origin: France
This PAL DVD collection has been mastered from high-quality 35mm source materials, most of them held by La Cinémathèque française film archive. Several of the sound films were mastered in high-definition.

Finis terræ is presented with a custom music score.

The supplemental material includes an interview with Bruno Dumont (30 minutes); a restoration featurette (13 minutes); and the documentary, Jean Epstein, Young Oceans of Cinema (2011) by James June Schneider (68 minutes).

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

 
France: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 PAL DVD edition from Amazon.fr. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Other silent era JEAN EPSTEIN films available on home video.

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

 
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