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La Glace à
trois faces

[The Three-Sided Mirror]
(1927)

 

This Avant-Garde short film was directed by Jean Epstein.

CoverKino on Video
2005 DVD edition

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and ’30s (1921-1947), black & white, 360 minutes total, not rated,
including La Glace à trois faces (1927), black & white, 38 minutes, not rated.

Kino International, K402, UPC 7-38329-04022-2.
Two single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0 NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, English language subtitles (selected films), chapter stops; two-disc double-wide DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 2 August 2005.
Country of origin: USA

This DVD edition has filled in a previously-neglected gap in world cinema available on quality home video with this collection of experimental films. Several of the most-famous avant-garde films of the silent era are presented in this DVD.

The presentation is accompanied by a music score with intertitle narration in English taken from the source print.

 
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coverPotemkine Films / Agnès B. DVD
2014 DVD edition

Jean Epstein (1924-1948), black & white and color-toned black & white, 945 minutes total, not rated,
including La Glace à trois faces [The Three-Sided Mirror] (1927), black & white, 38 minutes, not rated.

Potemkine Films / Agnès B. DVD, EDV2390, unknown UPC number.
Eight single-sided, dual-layered, Region 2 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 sound, French language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; three multidisc DVD keepcases in cardboard slipcase?, €99,90.
Release date: 3 June 2014.
Country of origin: France
This eight-disc PAL DVD boxset has been mastered from high-quality 35mm source materials, most of them held by La Cinémathèque française film archive.

The film is presented with a music score.

The supplemental material includes a 160-page booklet; interviews with Bruno Dumont, Viva Paci, Cristophe Wall-Romana, Éric Thouvenel, Léon Rousseau, James June Schneider and Jacques Ayroles; an alternative ending for Six et demi, onze (1928); 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 2 PAL DVD edition from Amazon.fr. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
coverPotemkine Films / Agnès B. DVD
2014 DVD edition

Jean Epstein: Première Vague (1926-1928), black & white, 271 minutes total, not rated,
including La Glace à trois faces [The Three-Sided Mirror] (1927), black & white, 38 minutes, not rated.

Potemkine Films / Agnès B. DVD, EDV2390, unknown UPC number.
Two 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 sound, French language intertitles, optional English language subtitles, chapter stops; two-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.

The film is presented with a music score.

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 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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