http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/direct-chair/bresson.htm
USA 1959, '62, '83

 

Pickpocket         Trial of Joan of Arc         L'Argent

 

From his 2nd film, 'Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne' (1944) onwards director Robert Bresson would never again work with professional actors. From "Diary of a Country Priest" (1950) he created a stringent minimalist style in which all but the scarcest essentials are omitted from the film (often, crucial details are only given in the soundtrack), with the actors (he calls them 'models') giving deliberately flat, expressionless performances. Bresson rejects the artificiality and dependence of what is known as "photographed theater" with it's reliance of star performers. Leaving us with a legacy that includes only 13 feature films he opted to emphasizes a restrained, elliptical approach to the narrative, making a unique use of natural sound. His signature style is easily identified as a demanding, arduous, and intensely personal cinematic expression... which means that his films never achieved popularity with the general public.

 

  Cine-ophiles have waited with great patience for Robert Bresson's masterpiece films to make it to DVD. Aside from Criterion's - NTSC "Diary of a Country Priest" and recent Nouveaux Pictures's "Au Hasard Balthazar" and "Mouchette" PAL DVDs we have had some major disappointments. Recent days are seeing upcoming new releases but, unfortunately for many, they have no English subtitles. This new MK2 Bresson Boxset with Pickpocket, The Trail of Joan of Arc and L'Argent (Money) include English, French, German and Spanish subtitles. They are in one 3 DVD set package and are not sold separately.

Gary W. Tooze

DVD Review: MK2 - Region 2 - PAL

DVD Box Cover

   

CLICK to order from:

 

Distribution MK2 - Region 2 - PAL
Runtime Pickpocket-
Total running time of disc one = 72 minutes.
Total running time of disc two = 89 minutes.

More to follow...

Video

Pickpocket - 1.33;1 Original Aspect Ratio

Trial of Joan of Arc - 1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio

Money - 1.63 Aspect Ratio
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby) 
Subtitles English, French, German, Spanish, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: MK2

Aspect Ratio:
Pickpocket - 1.33;1 Original Aspect Ratio

Trial of Joan of Arc - 1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio

Money - 1.63 Aspect Ratio

Edition Details:

• COMING SOON

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 2005
Keep Case
Chapters:

 

 

Comments:

Preliminary captures show the set to be acceptable, but not stellar.

We will post information as we receive it. Good points are that the transfers are progressive and in correct aspect ratio. The subtitles are of good quality. We don't have a full listing of the extras yet, but they are supposedly immensely impressive. I am as anxious as you are folks. Our lines of communications overseas have become unstable. Stay tuned for more!

Gary W. Tooze


http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/direct-chair/bresson.htm

France 1959

Michel turns picking individuals pockets as a new hobby, but is consequently arrested after his first few attempts. After his mother's death he comes to grips as it being the only real method of expressing himself.

Posters

Theatrical Release: December 1959

Reviews    More Reviews    DVD Reviews



DVD Menus

 


Recommended Reading for Robert Bresson fans (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)

 

 

Check out more in "The Library"


Subtitle Sample

 

 


 

Screen Captures

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/direct-chair/bresson.htm

France 1965

 

 

A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life event), detail Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and eventual execution at the hands of the British. Austere use of Bresson's unique style with very low key performances.

 

Posters

Theatrical Release: February 11th, 1965

Reviews    More Reviews    DVD Reviews



DVD Menus

 


Subtitle Sample

 

 


 

Screen Captures

 

 


 

 


http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/direct-chair/bresson.htm

France 1983

 

A forged 500-franc note makes the rounds as it is passed from person to person and shop to shop. It eventually, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to turn to crime and murder...

Posters

Theatrical Release: May 18th, 1983

Reviews    More Reviews    DVD Reviews



DVD Menus

 


Subtitle Sample

 

 


 

Screen Captures

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


Recommended Reading for Robert Bresson fans (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)

 

 

Check out more in "The Library"


 

 





 

Hit Counter

 

DONATIONS Keep DVDBeaver alive:

Mail cheques, money orders, cash to:    or CLICK PayPal logo to donate!

Gary Tooze

Thank You!

Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson Pickpocket Bresson Boxset L'Argent DVD Review Procès de Jeanne d'Arc