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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...

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Theatrical Release: May 18th, 1983

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DVD Review:

Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks Henrik Sylow for the Screen Caps!

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NOTE: Cover on Amazon.UK is incorrect.

Distribution Artificial Eye
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:20:46 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.63:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.90 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

 

Artificial Eye

 

Audio

2.0 Dolby Digital French

Subtitles English, German, Spanish, Italian, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Artificial Eye

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.63:1

Edition Details:
• TF1 Interview with Robert Bresson (6:18 / 4:3)
• TSR Interview with Robert Bresson (12:56 / 4:3)
• Marguerite Duras on Bresson (1:27 / 4:3)
• Trailer (0:29 / 16x9)
 

DVD Release Date: May 23, 2005
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Comments Undoubtedly this was a licensed port from the MK2 Boxset edition reviewed HERE. It is exact in  every important detail - extras, audio and image, but unlike the MK2 Box you can purchase L'Argent separately and at a financial savings (menus are in English too!). 

In regards to the New Yorker (reviewed HERE)  the MK2/Artificial Eye has a superior image in many areas especially color (compared below). The biggest attribute included on the New Yorker (and not on the MK2/Artificial Eye) is the addition of the Kent Jones commentary. Kent wrote the BFI Modern Classics paperback on the film (HERE). It is very interesting - he has a lot to say.  If you have the Mk2 Boxet, there is no need to pickup the Artificial Eye as it is a duplicate, but the New Yorker has the bonus commentary. If you don't own the MK2 Box then this Artificial Eye DVD is a must buy.

Gary Tooze

A port from the French Mk2 (reviewed here), the transfer is superior to Region 1 NTSC  New Yorker, having more details, a more balanced color palette and no boosted contrast. However, the Mk2 / Artificial Eye image has issues of color banding (see wall in image #5).

The difference is AR (1.65:1 to 1.63:1) comes from New Yorker being minutely cropped by approx 4px top/bottom (1.5%).

 -Henrik Sylow

 

 



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Screen Captures

subtitle sample (English only)
Captures resized to 800px from 1016px

 

 


(New Yorker - Region 1 - NTSC - TOP vs. MK2 (France) - Region 2 - PAL -  MIDDLE - Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL BOTTOM)

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

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Image:

Mk2 / Artificial Eye

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Extras: New Yorker (audio commentary)
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Recommended Reading for Robert Bresson fans (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)

 

 

Check out more in "The Library"
 

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NOTE: Cover on Amazon.UK is incorrect.

Distribution Artificial Eye
Region 2 - PAL




 

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