La Grande Bouffe (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]


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The most famous film by Italian provocateur Marco Ferreri (Dillinger is Dead), La Grande bouffe was reviled on release for its perversity, decadence and attack on the bourgeoisie yet won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize after its controversial screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Four friends, played by international superstars Marcello Mastroianni (Fellini s 8½), Michel Piccoli (Belle de jour), Ugo Tognazzi (Barbarella) and Philippe Noiret (Zazie dans le métro) retreat to a country mansion where they determine to eat themselves to death whilst engaging in group activities with ladies of the night and a local school teacher (Andréa Ferréol, The Tin Drum), who seems to be up for anything... At once jovial and sinister, the film s jet-black humour has a further twist as the reputed actors (whose characters use their own names) buck their respectable trend for a descent into chaos that delivers a feast for the eyes and mind. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand new 2K restoration of the original camera negativeHigh Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentationOriginal French audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) Newly translated English subtitlesThe Farcical Movie A French television profile of Marco Ferreri from 1975 in which the director discusses, among other things, the influence of Tex Avery, Luis Buñuel and Tod Browning s FreaksBehind-the-scenes footage of the making of La Grande bouffe, containing interviews with Ferrari and actors Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi and Philippe NoiretExtracts from the television series Couleurs autour d'un festival featuring interviews with the cast and crew recorded during the Cannes Film FestivalA visual essay on the film with by Italian film scholar Pasquale IannoneSelect scene audio commentary by IannoneNews report from the Cannes Film Festival where La Grande bouffe caused a controversial stir, including Ferreri at the press conferenceOriginal TrailerReversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles VranckxBooklet featuring new writing on the film by Johnny Mains, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

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