Six Moral Tales (DigiPack)(The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

Six Moral Tales (DigiPack)(The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)
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Six Moral Tales Blu-rayUnited States
Criterion | 1963-1972 | 6 Movies | 478 min | Not rated | May 05, 2020

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

French: LPCM Mono


Blu-ray Disc
Three-disc set (3 BD-50)
UPC 715515240116


Six Moral Tales (1963-1972)

The multifaceted, deeply personal work of Eric Rohmer has had an effect on cinema unlike any other. One of the founding critics of the history-making Cahiers du cinéma, Rohmer began translating his written manifestos to film in the 1960s, standing apart from his New Wave contemporaries with his patented brand of gently existential, hyperarticulate character studies set against vivid seasonal landscapes. This near genre unto itself was established with the audacious and wildly influential series Six Moral Tales. A succession of encounters between fragile men and the women who tempt them, Six Moral Tales unleashed on the film world a new voice, one that was at once sexy, philosophical, modern, daring, nonjudgmental, and liberating.

Director: Éric Rohmer
Writer: Éric Rohmer
Starring: Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault, Haydée Politoff, Béatrice Romand, Barbet Schroeder, Bernard Verley

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 2K RESTORATIONS OF ALL FILMS, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
- Conversation between director Eric Rohmer and filmmaker Barbet Schroeder from 2006
- Four short films by Rohmer—Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (shot in 1951 and completed in 1961); Véronique and Her Dunce (1958); Nadja in Paris (1964); A Modern Coed (1966)—and one on which he advised, The Curve (1999)
- "On Pascal," a 1965 episode of the educational TV series En profil dans le texte directed by Rohmer, on the French philosopher Blaise Pascal, the subject of debate in My Night at Maud's
- Archival interviews with Rohmer; actors Jean-Claude Brialy, Béatrice Romand, Laurence de Monaghan, and Jean--Louis Trintignant; film critic Jean Douchet; and producer Pierre Cottrell
- Video afterword from 2006 by filmmaker and writer Neil LaBute
- Trailers
- PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Geoff Andrew, Ginette Vincendeau, Phillip Lopate, Kent Jones, Molly Haskell, and Armond White; excerpts from cinematographer Nestor Almendros's 1980 autobiography; and Rohmer's landmark 1948 essay "For a Talking Cinema"; along with an English translation of Six Moral Tales, the book of stories by Rohmer on which the films are based