(aka "╔ simpatico, ma gli romperei il muso" or "CÚsar and Rosalie" or "Cesar und Rosalie")

 

directed by Claude Sautet
France 1972


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Theatrical Release: May 4th, 1972 - France

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DVD Comparison:

Wellspring - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Studio Canal - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Kevin Tran for the all of the Screen Caps!

(Wellspring - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT vs. Studio Canal - Region 2 - PAL - RIGHT)

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Distribution

Wellspring Media Inc.

Region 1  - NTSC

Stusio Canal
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:45:52 ( no accounting for PAL speedup ) 1:45:56
Video

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.1 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.85:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.92
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Bitrate:

Wellspring

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

Bitrate:

Studio Canal

 

Audio French (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)

French (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)

Subtitles English, and none None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Wellspring Media, Inc

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1

Edition Details:
• French Film Trailer Gallery: Truffaut's The Last Metro, Stolen Kisses, and Gavras' Z - very bad colours
• Filmographies
• Weblinks

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 24

Release Information:
Studio: Studio Canal

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1


Edition Details:
• Trailer
• Interview with Claude Sautet (1997 - about 9 min 22 - in French only)
• Interview with screenwriter Jean-Loup Dabadie (Feb 2001 - about 23 min 03 - in French only)
• Filmographies

DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 12

Comments:

Picture quality on R2 is better.  There seems to be some ghosting problem and contrast boosting on the R1. The time indicates that the Wellspring is using a PAL telecine'd source. The Region 1 is in 1:33:1 aspect ratio 16x9 anamorphic.  The R2 is 1:66 also enhanced for 16x9 TV. Audio quality is tie for both.  R1 has optional English subs, R2 is in French audio only with no subtitles. If you don't need the English subs, then the Region 2 is the obvious choice. 

 - Kevin Tran



 

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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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