(aka 'Amélie' or 'Amélie des Abbesses' or 'Amelie from Montmartre' or 'Amelie of Montmartre' or 'Die Fabelhafte Welt der Amelie' or 'The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain' )

 

directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
France 2001


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Theatrical Release: April 25th, 2001 - Belgium

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DVD Comparison:

Miramax - Region 1 / 4 - NTSC vs. Momentum - Region 2 - PAL

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Miramax

Region 1 / 4  - NTSC

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Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 2:01:40 1:56:32
Video

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.89 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.87
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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

Bitrate:

Miramax

 

Bitrate:

Momentum

Audio French (Dolby Digital 5.1)

French (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (DTS 5.1)

Subtitles English, Spanish and none (can't change on the fly), Close Captioned Hearing impaired English, Spanish, French and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Miramax Home Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
• The "Look of Amélie" (English) Featurette
• Fantasies of Audrey Tautou (French with English subtitles)
• Q & A with Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (English)
• Q & A with Director and Cast (French with English subtitles)
• Auditions -- Audrey Tautou, Urbain Cancelier, Yolande Moreau (French with English subtitles)
• Storyboard Comparison
• An Intimate Chat with Jean-Pierre Jeunet (French with English subtitles)
• Home Movies - "Inside the Making of Amélie" (French with English subtitles)
• The Amélie Scrapbook -- "Behind the Scenes," French Poster Concepts
• Widescreen anamorphic format
• Number of discs: 2

DVD Release Date: December 2002
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Chapters 17

Release Information:
Studio: Momentum Pictures Home Ent

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details (Single Disc):
Director Commentary (in English)

The Single Disc version released first by Momentum. They have subsequently released a two disc version with more Extra Features. The film disc is the same on both versions. The single disk also includes a mini booklet. The two disc version contains the following Extras:


Edition Details (Double Disc):
• Audio Commentary
• Trailers
• TV Spots
• Outtakes
• Multi-Angle Script to Screen
• Behind the Scenes Stills
• Q&A With Director and Cast
• Interview with Director
• Screen Tests
• Making of Home Video
• Gnome Polaroids

 

DVD Release Date: 15 April, 2002
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Chapters 16

Comments:

UPDATE: Well, director Jeunet is known for tinting his films with green palette, but I feel the Region2 Momentum disc has an excess of this tinting. It is sharper though The Director commentary on the Momentum single disc discusses extras that aren’t actually on the disc. Bottom line: We like the PAL image better.

 - Gary W. Tooze



 

Recommended Reading in French Cinema (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)

 

The Films in My Life
by Francois Truffaut, Leonard Mayhew

French Cinema: A Student's Guide
by Philip Powrie, Keith Reader
Agnes Varda by Alison Smith Godard on Godard : Critical Writings by Jean-Luc Godard Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson Robert Bresson (Cinematheque Ontario Monographs, No. 2)
by James Quandt
The Art of Cinema by Jean Cocteau French New Wave
by Jean Douchet, Robert Bonnono, Cedric Anger, Robert Bononno
French Cinema: From Its Beginnings to the Present
by Remi Fournier Lanzoni
Truffaut: A Biography by Antoine do Baecque and Serge Toubiana

 

 

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