2 posts tagged "Jean Cocteau"
The world is Oscar-mad today, but a note from the Criterion Collection caught our eye this afternoon. Few companies have been as dedicated to bringing the stylish movies of earlier days onto DVD and Blu-Ray, and Criterion’s lengthy backlist has long held pride of place on our Netflix queues. We’re sad to report that several of its offerings will soon be out of print, thanks to an expiring license. If you want to own classics like Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy, Clouzot’s Quai de Orfèvres, or Godard’s Alphaville or Pierrot le Fou, the clock is ticking—and to sweeten the pot a bit, the company is offering to knock $5 off the price of the titles until they sell out. That’s reminder enough to re-watch Pierrot (pictured), with the ethereally beautiful—and still influential—Anna Karina, Godard’s muse, sometime wife, and one of the strongest arguments for bangs around.