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The Old Dark House (1932) 4K Restoration Home Media Release Details & Cover Art

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He played iconic roles like Frankenstein's monster and Imhotep (aka The Mummy), but Boris Karloff also instilled life in so many other intriguing characters, including Morgan in The Old Dark House, coming to Blu-ray (in a 4K restoration), DVD, and digital platforms this October from the Cohen Film Collection:

Press Release: Charles S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group, today announced that the landmark thriller The Old Dark House, starring Boris Karloff, will be released by the Cohen Film Collection on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on October 24, 2017. The home video release features the dazzling new 4K digital restoration that was screened to wide acclaim at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

Based on J.B. Priestley's popular novel Benighted, this legendary classic was directed by James Whale in the fertile period between his Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. In The Old Dark House, Whale puts a surprising spin on
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Catherine Deneuve on ‘Umbrellas,’ Bjork, and Aging

Catherine Deneuve on ‘Umbrellas,’ Bjork, and Aging
A silver-screen icon who has embodied the charm, nonchalance, and refinement of French womanhood for more than five decades, Catherine Deneuve saw her acting career take off after Jacques Demy noticed her in Jacques-Gérard Cornu’s 1960 film “L’homme à femmes” (“Ladies Man”), reviewed by Variety on Dec. 7, 1960. Deneuve, then 17, was offered the leading role in Demy’s 1964 musical comedy “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” which became a huge hit, winning the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or and earning five Oscar nominations.

Deneuve went on to work with other acclaimed directors, including Luis Buñuel, Roman Polanski, Lars von Trier, François Truffaut, André Téchiné, and Jean-Paul Rappeneau, and earn an Oscar nomination for her role in Régis Wargnier’s “Indochine.” In recent years, she has seen renewed popularity. Upcoming projects include Thierry Klifa’s “Tout nous sépare” with Diane Kruger and French rapper Nekfeu, Martin Provost’s “The Midwife,” and Florence Quentin’s “Bonne Pomme,
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Truffaut Lighting a Cigarette for Buñuel

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François Truffaut was a big fan of Luis Buñuel films; he had always admired him as one of the greatest auteurs of cinema and in fact they managed to meet each other many times, starting in 1953. But before talking about their meetings, let’s see what Truffaut has said and written about Buñuel.

In his book The Films in My Life, Truffaut wrote: “Luis Buñuel is, perhaps, somewhere between Renoir and Bergman. One would gather that Buñuel finds mankind imbecilic but life diverting. All this he tells us very mildly, even a bit indirectly, but it's there in the overall impression we get from his films.”1

Truffaut also met Buñuel in 1957 when he and Jacques Rivette were doing a series of interviews. In addition to that interview request letter, Truffaut wrote letters, or at least one, to him dated 1963 and closed it as follow:

“I have heard from Jeanne Moreau
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Catherine Deneuve for lifetime achievement, masterclass with Christopher Doyle at Mumbai Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve for lifetime achievement, masterclass with Christopher Doyle at Mumbai Film Festival
Acclaimed French actor Catherine Deneuve, known for her iconic roles in films such as Repulsion (1965), Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970), and more recently in Dancer in the Dark (2000) and 8 Women (2002), will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival. The festival will screen a selection of her movies as a tribute.

Side bar events of the festival include master classes by internationally acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle, of Paranoid Park, Lady in the water, Psycho, In the Mood for love and Chunking Express; and noted director and writer Mahamat Saleh Haroun known for his films, Girgis, Bye Bye Africa, A Screaming Man.

Chaitanya Tamhane’s Venice “Lion of the future” winner Court is the only Indian film in international competition. The India Gold competition will showcase films like Avinash Arun’s Killa, Bikas Mishra’s Chauranga, Venu’s Munnariyippu, Dr. Biju’s Names Unknown and Vivek Wagh’s Siddhant.
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A Surrealist Red Herring: Luis Buñuel’s "That Obscure Object of Desire"

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That Obscure Object Of Desire screens tonight at Bam as part of their Buñuel retrospective, July 11 - August 14).

Pauline Kael may have dubbed David Lynch “the first popular surrealist,” but the honor is more accurately bestowed upon Spanish maestro Luis Buñuel. Though his Salvador Dalí collaboration, Un chien andalou (1929), is regarded as a touchstone of the movement, it was not until later in his career that Buñuel would exploit the very meaning of the surreal, brashly straying from his contemporaries’ aesthetically driven impulses. With the respectively never-ending and never-beginning dinner parties of his elliptical masterpieces The Exterminating Angel (1962) and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Buñuel’s breed of Surrealism drew itself so close to the upper middle-class quotidian, it became far more subversive than any old melting clock. The conceptual hysteria of his films is in turn grounded by a simplified mise-en-scène; the surroundings are such that any outlandish yarn appears rooted in reality.
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Movie Poster of the Week: The lesser-known posters of Catherine Deneuve

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Above: Us poster for Le Sauvage (Jean-Paul Rappeneau, France/Italy, 1975).

Since my column last week on the lesser-known posters of Jean-Luc Godard got so much attention, and since this week the great Catherine Deneuve turned 70 years old, I thought I’d do the same for the grand diva of French cinema. Deneuve—“the most beautiful woman in the world”—has graced well-known posters for numerous masterpieces, whether for Bunuel’s Tristana or Belle de Jour, Demy’s Umbrellas of Cherbourg or Donkey Skin, Truffaut’s Mississippi Mermaid or Polanski’s Repulsion, and when I was searching for a poster to mark her birthday last Tuesday, these were the films that kept popping up. But Deneuve has been making films for over 50 years and has appeared in over 110 of them so there should be a lot more to choose from. So that is what I want to focus on here to celebrate Ms.
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French Cinema Icon Only Third Woman to Receive Efa Lifetime Achievement Award

Catherine Deneuve: 2013 European Film Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Catherine Deneuve has been named the recipient of the the European Film Academy’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for her "outstanding body of work." And outstanding it is. Yesterday, I posted an article about Dirk Bogarde (Victim, Death in Venice, Despair), one of the rare performers anywhere on the planet to have consistently worked with world-class international filmmakers. The Paris-born Catherine Deneuve, who turns 70 next October 22, is another one of those lucky actors. (Photo: Catherine Deneuve at the Potiche premiere at the 2010 Venice Film Festival.) Deneuve’s directors have included an eclectic and prestigious list of filmmakers from various countries. Those include Belle de Jour and Tristana‘s Luis Buñuel; Le Sauvage and La Vie de Château‘s Jean-Paul Rappenau; The Hunger‘s Tony Scott; Un Flic‘s Jean-Pierre Melville; The Mississippi Mermaid and The Last Metro‘s François Truffaut
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Catherine Deneuve to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at European Film Awards (Clips)

Catherine Deneuve to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at European Film Awards (Clips)
The European Film Academy will honor international screen icon Catherine Deneuve with a lifetime achievement award for her outstanding body of work. The ice-cool French beauty, now 69, has played everything from a bourgeois housewife turned prostitute to a bisexual vampire, and worked with a formidable roster of auteurs throughout her career: Luis Bunuel ("Belle de Jour," "Tristana"), Roman Polanski ("Repulsion"), Jacques Demy ("The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"), Jean-Pierre Melville ("Un Flic"), Francois Truffaut ("The Last Metro"), Andre Techine ("Ma Maison Preferee," "Les Voleurs") and Arnaud Desplechin ("A Christmas Tale") -- and this is just naming a few. She has starred in over 100 films. Deneuve will be an honorary guest at the upcoming European Film Awards, along with director and fellow honoree Pedro Almodovar. The ceremony is set to take place December 7 in Berlin.
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Catherine Deneuve To Receive European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

Catherine Deneuve To Receive European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
Catherine Deneuve, whose decades-long career has made her a prominent name in French cinema, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Film Academy.

Her roles in Jacques Demy’s “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” in 1964 and “Repulsion” by Roman Polanski in 1965 catapulted her to stardom, and since then she has gone on to work with industry heavyweights such as the late Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel in “Belle de Jour” and “Tristana,” French director and screenwriter Jean-Pierre Melville in “Un Flic” and Andre Techine in “Ma Saison Preferee” and “Les Voleurs.”

Deneuve earned her first Cesar in 1981 for her role in “The Last Metro” by Francois Truffaut, and received another Cesar and an Oscar nomination for her role in Regis Wargnier’s “Indochine.” Her other accolades include a Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival and a Berlin Silver Bear.

Deneuve has also delved into Hollywood, having guest starred in
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Day to Rejoice: Deneuve Is Today's TCM Star

Catherine Deneuve: Style, beauty, and talent on TCM tonight A day to rejoice on Turner Classic Movies: Catherine Deneuve, one of the few true Living Film Legends, is TCM’s "Summer Under the Stars" star today, August 12, 2013. Catherine Deneuve is not only one of the most beautiful film actresses ever, she’s also one of the very best. In fact, the more mature her looks, the more fascinating she has become. Though, admittedly, Deneuve has always been great to look at, and she has been a mesmerizing screen presence since at least the early ’80s. ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’: One of the greatest movie musicals ever Right now, TCM is showing one of the greatest movie musicals ever made, Jacques Demy’s Palme d’Or winner The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), in which a very blonde, very young, very pretty, and very dubbed Catherine Deneuve (singing voice by Danielle Licari
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'The Sopranos' Creator David Chase's Must See Movies Include 'Barry Lyndon,' 'Bicycle Thieves,' 'Something Wild' & More

There’s a fun little series on NPR, titled “Watch This,” which occasionally takes a look at the favorite films from filmmakers such as William Friedkin, Paul Feig, and Kevin Smith. The latest edition features “The Sopranos” creator David Chase and it’s filled with a lot of interesting choices. It’s always fascinating to learn more about what influences certain filmmakers and Chase’s list definitely reflects that. His list includes Stanley Kubrick's “Barry Lyndon,” Vittorio De Sica's “Bicycle Thieves,” Laurel and Hardy’s “Saps at Sea,” Powell and Pressburger’s “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” and “A Canterbury Tale” (check out our recent retrospective on the filmmakers), Lindsay Anderson’s “O Lucky Man!,” Luis Bunuel’s “Tristana” and “Viridana,” and Johnathan Demme’s “Something Wild” (the most contemporary picture of the bunch). David Chase cites “Barry Lyndon” as his favorite Kubrick movie, saying “What’s great about it,
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It Takes Two To Play Cat And Mouse In "Tristana"

One of the last films ever directed by Spain's prolific auteur filmmaker Luis Bunuel, Tristana follows a similar vein as That Obscure Object of Desire in its portrayal of an older man pursuing a younger woman, but this time all sympathy goes to the fairer sex. Played by Catherine Deneuve, the titular protagonist deals her elder caretaker, played by Fernando Rey, whose obligations to provide for her and carnal desires to consume her drive her into the arms of another man. Deneuve plays her part beautifully in the game of lecherous cat and youthful mouse and for all of Rey's charisma and charm, the darker side of humanity shines through and creates the disturbing relationship that sets Tristana apart from other films like it.

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Blu-ray Review: Luis Buñuel’s ‘Tristana’ Gets Exemplary Restoration

Chicago – At the dark heart of Luis Buñuel’s Oscar-nominated 1970 classic, “Tristana,” is a character so spectacularly hypocritical and richly fascinating that he upstages everyone including the titular heroine. As played by the great Fernando Rey, ignoble nobleman Don Lope is a self-professed libertine bound by traditional values. He passionately believes in the virtues of freedom, but only on his terms.

Lope may insist that his beloved Tristana (Catherine Deneuve, never lovelier nor icier) is free to leave his murky mansion whenever she pleases, but she knows all too well that’s not the case. After taking on the role of the parentless 19-year-old’s guardian, Lope quickly falls for the wide-eyed woman, alternately treating her as his daughter and wife. Rey is both comically ludicrous and deeply pitiful as he attempts to claim the heart of a woman who can’t stand the sight of him.

Blu-ray Rating: 4.5/5.0

Taken out of its historical context,
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The Late One Where I Stand Alone on ‘This Must Be the Place’ and Also Talk ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Smashed’ and ‘The Taint’

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! Sure it’s a few days late, but it’s still technically the same week… As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. This Must Be the Place Cheyenne (Sean Penn) was a rock star many years ago, but these days he lives a quiet life in a big house with a wife (Frances McDormand), two dogs and an empty swimming pool. He’s a bit slow in his mobility and speech, and his appearance is still modeled on The Cure’s Robert Smith. When his father falls ill Cheyenne heads to NYC to reconcile with the old man, but instead he finds himself on a quest for revenge against a Nazi. Obviously. Paolo Sorrentino‘s film is more than a little odd. Between Penn’s performance and the script’s insistence on couching a traditional narrative in strange, character-filled
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Weekend Preview: Dwayne Johnson and Alex Karpovsky Receive Middling Reviews, Luis Bunuel's Must-See 'Tristana'

Weekend Preview: Dwayne Johnson and Alex Karpovsky Receive Middling Reviews, Luis Bunuel's Must-See 'Tristana'
This weekend sees such diverse personalities as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and "Girls" star Alex Karpovsky on the big screen. Johnson's vehicle "Snitch" isn't snatching much praise from critics, while Karpovsky has written, directed and starred in the double feature "Rubberneck" and "Red Flag," receiving middling to positive reviews. Carl Franklin, who directed some of the best episodes of Netflix's "House of Cards," has his adaptation "Bless Me, Ultima" in limited release, which is receiving upbeat reviews. Easily the best received film of the weekend is restored repertory offering "Tristana," Luis Bunuel's 1970 perverse jewel starring Catherine Deneuve and Fernando Rey. If you've never seen this twisted classic, you must. Tristana Dir. Luis Bunuel, Spain | Cohen Media Group | Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey | 100% Fresh | Roger Ebert: "A few great directors...
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Tristana

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013

Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.98

Studio: Cohen Media/Entertainment One

Catherine Deneuve is Tristana.

The 1970 film drama Tristana is a late masterpiece by one of world cinema’s most provocative and iconoclastic directors, Luis Buñuel (Belle de Jour).

After the death of her mother, beautiful young Tristana (Catherine Deneuve, of Belle de Jour and Potiche) goes to live with her new guardian, Don Lope Garrido (Fernando Rey of Buñuel’s That Obscure Object of Desire), who has an unhealthy lust for his young ward. He quickly makes Tristana his lover, but as she grows older, she starts finding her own voice and demands to study music and art. Tristana later falls in love with a young artist (Franco Nero, Bathory; Countess of Blood), and leaves Don Lope to live with him, but later falls seriously ill and returns to her guardian, who is now rich from an inheritance.
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Review: ‘Tristana’ Suggests That Love at the Wrong Time Beats No Love at All

Love is a complicated thing, and whether you believe in soul mates or that it’s all a crap-shoot of the heart you’d be hard-pressed to deny that’s it’s an elusive, fragile and all together dangerous emotion. It’s especially complicated when the two people involved aren’t anywhere near the same page. And when you add socio-political commentary into the mix? Hallmark doesn’t have a card for this one. It’s post-wwi Spain, and Tristana’s (Catherine Deneuve) mother has died. Before she passed the woman entrusted a “friend” named Don Lope (Fernando Rey) to take on the role of guardian to the teenage girl and protect her into womanhood. He takes Tristana on as his ward, but what starts in innocence quickly leads to more physical desires triggered by a casual glimpse at her breasts beneath a nightgown. A see-saw relationships develops between the lusty old man and the sweetly optimistic
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The Noteworthy: Indie Spirit, "The Irishman", The Godard Paradox

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News.

The Independent Spirit Awards have announced their nominations—check out the full list here. We're especially happy to see two Notebook favourites getting some love: The Color Wheel (read Ignatiy Vishnevetsky's piece from last year) Starlet (check out our recent review from Celluloid Liberation Front) and Leviathan (our interview with Verena Paravel).

New word from Robert De Niro on the Martin Scorsese dream project, The Irishman (based on Charles Brandt's I Heard You Paint Houses), that would star De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, and there was a rumor at one point that Leonardo DiCaprio could be in the mix as well. According to De Niro, it sounds like the project could come to fruition sooner rather than later: "It has to or we all won't be around any more." News regarding the lawsuit surrounding Silence, the long delayed Scorsese project, has come out
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Movie Poster of the Week: Luis Buñuel’s “Tristana”

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Luis Buñuel’s 1970 masterpiece Tristana (which closed the 8th New York Film Festival) is being re-released in New York today, at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, with little fanfare. But it gives me an excuse not only to show the many varied international posters for the film, but to also to display two fascinating pieces of ephemera.

The first is this photograph, below, which blew my mind when I saw it in the Telegraph magazine in the UK this summer. A slightly different version appears in Buñuel’s autobiography My Last Sigh, where he tells the story behind it (his longtime collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière—“I am the only one from this picture still alive”—gave his own account in the Telegraph). Two years after Tristana, the 72-year-old director was in Los Angeles to present his next film, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, at the L.A. Film Festival, and George Cukor,
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Chiara Mastroianni: I only saw my parents together on screen

Her father, Marcello Mastroianni, was Italy's biggest film star, while her mother, Catherine Deneuve, was the queen of French cinema. As her latest film is released, Chiara Mastroianni reveals the artistic secrets she inherited from Europe's golden couple

When you've grown up as the daughter of not one but two screen icons, you might be fed up with talking about how great your parents are. Especially when you're in the same business. Not so with Chiara Mastroianni. "I hate talking about myself," the actor tells me very early into our interview. "So, you know, I can just bury all that quite easily. If someone wants to know about my mother and father, I tell them – everyone thinks they know them better than I do anyway."

In mainland Europe that may be true, though they are perhaps less revered in modern-day Britain. Mastroianni's parents are Catherine Deneuve, still the grande dame of the French screen,
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