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(aka 'And God Created Woman" or "And Woman... Was Created" or "E Dio creò la donna" or "Piace a troppi ')

directed by Roger Vadim
France / Italy 1956

 

The astounding success of Roger Vadim’s And God Created Woman revolutionized the foreign film market and turned Brigitte Bardot into an international star. Bardot stars as Juliette, an 18-year-old orphan whose unbridled appetite for pleasure shakes up all of St. Tropez; her sweet but naïve husband Michel (Jean-Louis Trintignant) endures beatings, insults, and mambo in his attempts to tame her wild ways.

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: November 28th, 1956 - France

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DVD Review: Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC

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Distribution Criterion Collection - Spine # 77 - Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:31:27 
Video 2.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.29 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

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

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Audio French (Dolby Digital 1.0) 
Subtitles English, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Criterion / Home Vision

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 2.33:1

Edition Details:

• Restoration Demonstration
• Theatrical trailer
• 6-page liner notes with essay by Chuck Stephens

DVD Release Date: July 11th, 2000

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Chapters: 21

 

Comments:

This was before Criterion went soft-palette with many of their color DVDs. It looks quite vibrant, bordering on (but not crossing) saturation levels. It has sharpness, film grain , decent contrast with a shade of blue in the image. Looks fabulous. Strange, but I had always thought this film was in black and white until I saw the Criterion DVD. A couple of insignificant extras keeps it in the lower price point. Very cool French film to watch Bardot wiggle on a rainy Sunday afternoon.out of     

Gary W. Tooze

 





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