Judex






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        Georges Franju
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          Actors: Edith Scob, Jacques Champreux, Channing Pollock, Francine Berge
          Director: Georges Franju
          Format: PAL
          Language: French
          Subtitles: English
          Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
          Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
          Number of discs: 2


          Classification: PG
          Studio: Eureka Entertainment
          DVD Release Date: 25 Aug 2008
          Run Time: 193 minutes




      • The magical, rarely seen Judex — directed by the great Georges Franju (Eyes Without a Face) — was largely unappreciated at the time of its release in 1963. This lyrical and dreamlike picture, a putative “remake” of Louis Feuillade’s own 1916 Judex, is as evocative of the silent master’s own works as it is the later films of Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dalí. A French reviewer wrote in 1963: “The whole of Judex reminds us that film is a privileged medium for the expression of poetic magic”.

        Starring the magician Channing Pollock, the divine Edith Scob, and the mesmerising Francine Bergé, Judex concerns a wicked banker, his helpless daughter, and a mysterious avenger. It plays like a fairy tale — one in which Franju creates a dazzling clash between good and evil, eschewing interest in the psychological aspects of his characters for unexplained twists and turns in the action. The beautifully controlled imagery, superbly rendered by Marcel Fradetal’s black-against-white photography, animates a natural world and the spirits of animals all at war with a host of diabolical forces.

        Franju’s Judex and Nuits rouges both paid overt homage to the surreal, silent serial-works of Feuillade. Scripted in collaboration with Feuillade’s grandson — Jacques Champreux — these films evince the same poetic magic that made the art of that earlier master a cause célèbre not only for the Surrealist movement, but also for the world-renowned Cinémathèque Française. It was the Cinémathèque (co-founded by the legendary Henri Langlois with Franju) that helped resurrect the reputation of Feuillade decades after he’d slipped out of the public consciousness.

        The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Georges Franju’s two most mindbending films on DVD in the UK for the first time.



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          SPECIAL FEATURES
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          Gorgeous new transfers of both
          Judex and Nuits Rouges in
          their original aspect ratios
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          New and improved English subtitle
          translations
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          Video interviews, for both films,
          by Franju-collaborator Jacques
          Champreux

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          40-page booklet containing newly
          translated interviews with Georges
          Franju
          ; newly translated writing
          by Jacques Rivette, and more!
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          France | 94 min.
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          1.66:1 OAR anamorphic
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          black & white
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          monaural
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      • Price: £27.99
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