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(aka "Full Moon In Paris")

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France - 1984

This 1984 Eric Rohmer Comedies & Proverbs feature is about a young woman who doesn’t realize that she doesn’t know what she wants. While plot turns are guessable, you never really know what is going to happen to the characters. The heroine lives with her boyfriend in a suburb outside of Paris, but she also maintains an apartment by herself in the city and spends a lot of time there alone. As the film advances, she and her boyfriend become more and more distant from one another, but neither is ready to acknowledge it until something happens that forces their hands. As with all of Rohmer’s films, the characters are vividly drawn and superbly performed, so to be in their company is an extreme pleasure despite their emotional ups and downs.

Taken from Doug Pratt's review found HERE

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Theatrical Release: 29 August 1984 - France

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 Comparison:

Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Arrow Film Distributors - Region 0 - PAL vs. Potemkine Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Per-Olof Strandberg for the Arrow DVD Screen Caps!

1) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC LEFT

2) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - MIDDLE

3) Potemkine Films Region 'B' - Blu-ray RIGHT

 

DVD Box Covers

Presently only available in either the 25 Film (52 disc!) Eric Rohmer Blu-ray Boxset: or Comedies and Proverbs Blu-ray Boxset - also from Potemkine Films:

or order the Entire Arrow Films Boxset including  'The Aviator's Wife', 'A Good Marriage', 'Pauline At The Beach', 'Full Moon In Paris', 'The Green Ray', 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend', 'Love In The Afternoon' and 'The Marquise Of O' at a savings of $190 US over buying individually.  REVIEWED HERE

 

Distribution

Fox Lorber

Region 0 - NTSC

Arrow Film Distributors
Region 0 - PAL
Potemkine Films
Region 'B' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:37:06 1:37:09 (4% PAL speedup) 1:41:18.625
Video

1.33:1 Open Matte
Average Bitrate: 5.8
1 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Open Matte
Average Bitrate: ? mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 44,586,489,974 bytes

Feature: 24,332,034,048 bytes

Video Bitrate: 29.49 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Bitrate : Blu-ray

Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

DTS-HD Master Audio French 899 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 899 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)
Subtitles English (non removable) English and None English and None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Fox Lorber

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Production notes
• Bios

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 1999
Keep case

Chapters 9
 

Release Information:
Studio: Arrow Film Distributors

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Trailer (01:32)
Eric Rohmer talks about his films (6:45) English subs.
Audio interview with Eric Rohmer (55:49) The audio interview is translated to English (First there is a interviewer asking a question in English, then a translator translates it to French and Eric Rohmer answers the question in French, and the translator translates it back to English)
 

DVD Release Date: March 22nd, 2004
Transparent Keep Case

Chapters 12

Release Information:
Studio:
Potemkine

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 44,586,489,974 bytes

Feature: 24,332,034,048 bytes

Video Bitrate: 29.49 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
• Interview with Fabrice Luchini (10:50)

• Ville Nouvelle Parts 1-4 (52:33 X2, 49:12, 52:42)

2 DVD of the Feature and extras

Blu-ray Release Date: November 19th, 2013
Bookstyle cardboard Blu-ray Case inside a large box

Chapters 12

Comments

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were ripped directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Potemkine Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray (December 2013): I have already stated- I now own the Coffret Rohmer intégral combo blu ray + livret + pochette photos [Blu-ray] - it is 25 Rohmer films and 52 discs, book and more! So it will take a while to go through. My take so far is very positive. I will continue and, hopefully, at one point do a page on the entire set including the bonus discs (although extras don't seem to be English-friendly the features I have checked so far have optional English subtitles).! So it will take a while to go through. My take so far is very positive. I will continue and, hopefully, at one point do a page on the entire set including the bonus discs.

Full Moon in Paris gets a 1080P transfer making it the only one of the three digital editions compared here (and probably in the world) to be the correct theatrical running time (no PAL speedup.) It looks much better than the SDs with cooler skin tones, more information the frame (notably on the side edges), tighter, richer colors, more detail, brighter overall image etc.

We get lossless, original mono audio, optional English subtitles and extensive extras (only in French - no subs) plus two DVDs in the package to handle the almost 4 hours of supplements. Another strong positive for the Comedies and Proverbs Blu-ray set from Potemkine and the entire Rohmer box. Tremendous value.

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ON THE DVDS: Looks like both come from the same print, so they have similar sharpness. The Fox has been artificially brightened and was taken from a PAL source (see times) and of course has burned in subtitles. The Fox is cropped a little on the right edge and on the bottom. The Arrow Films has good film grain and superior Extras and is the overall winner.

Gary W. Tooze


DVD Menus

(Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - LEFT vs. Arrow Film Distributors - Region 0 - PAL - RIGHT)


 

 

Potemkine Films Region 'B' - Blu-ray

 

 


Subtitle sample

 

1) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC TOP

2) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - SECOND

3) Potemkine Films Region 'B' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 

 


Screen Captures

 

1) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC TOP

2) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - SECOND

3) Potemkine Films Region 'B' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 

 


1) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC TOP

2) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - SECOND

3) Potemkine Films Region 'B' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 

 


1) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC TOP

2) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - SECOND

3) Potemkine Films Region 'B' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 

 


1) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC TOP

2) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - SECOND

3) Potemkine Films Region 'B' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 

 


 

1) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC TOP

2) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - SECOND

3) Potemkine Films Region 'B' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 

 

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Extras: Blu-ray

 

DVD Box Covers

Presently only available in either the 25 Film (52 disc!) Eric Rohmer Blu-ray Boxset: or Comedies and Proverbs Blu-ray Boxset - also from Potemkine Films:

or order the Entire Arrow Films Boxset including  'The Aviator's Wife', 'A Good Marriage', 'Pauline At The Beach', 'Full Moon In Paris', 'The Green Ray', 'My Girlfriend's Boyfriend', 'Love In The Afternoon' and 'The Marquise Of O' at a savings of $190 US over buying individually.  REVIEWED HERE

 

Distribution

Fox Lorber

Region 0 - NTSC

Arrow Film Distributors
Region 0 - PAL
Potemkine Films
Region 'B' - Blu-ray




 

 

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