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(aka "Keep Your Right Up")

 

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France 1987

"Basically an episodic comedy, Jean-Luc Godard's Soigne ta droite a French-Swiss coproduction, features Godard himself as the comic lead, rehearsals of the rock group Rita Mitsouko, a good many gags (some involving golf and travel), and a lot of cameos from well-known French actors, including Jane Birkin, Bernadette Lafont, and Jacques Villeret. The biggest surprise here though is Godard's modification of his own persona: in contrast to the grumpy, would-be sages of First Name: Carmen and King Lear, his benign and ethereal character is positively Keatonian, with echoes of Tati's Monsieur Hulot as well. (Early in the film, he executes a surprisingly deft Keaton-like gag of diving through a car window.) The main comic inspiration, by Godard's own admission, is Jerry Lewis--specifically the airplane sequence in Cracking Up, though what Godard does with it seems even more quizzically eccentric than the model. Godard is also seen grasping a copy of Dostoyevsky's The Idiot, which may provide some clues about what he's up to. This isn't one of Godard's best features, though it certainly has its moments, and I much prefer it to his more recent For Ever Mozart."

excerpt from Jonathan Rosenbaum's review at the Chicago Reader found HERE

 

Theatrical Release: Sept. 19, 1987 - Toronto Film Festival

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Comparison: 

Facets - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Olive Film - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Adam Lemke for the DVD Review!

1) Facets - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT

2) Olive- Region 'A' - Blu-ray RIGHT

 

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Distribution

Facets

Region 1 - NTSC

Olive Films

Region 'A'  - Blu-ray

Runtime 1.21.24 1:25:42.595
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate:6.1 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 18,871,809,558 bytes

Feature: 18,795,737,088 bytes

Video Bitrate: 26.98 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

Bitrate

Bitrate Blu-ray

Audio mono DTS-HD Master Audio French 831 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 831 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)
Subtitles English forced English (burned-in)
Features Release Information:
Studio: Facets

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• director filmography

DVD Release Date: May 14th, 2002
Keep Case

Chapters 16

Release Information:
Studio:
Olive

 

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

 

1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 18,871,809,558 bytes

Feature: 18,795,737,088 bytes

Video Bitrate: 26.98 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video



Edition Details:
• None

Blu-ray Release Date:
June 25th, 2013
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 9

 

Comments

NOTE: These Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

 

ADDITION: Olive - Region 'A' - Blu-ray (June 2013): Not much parity between these two images. Facets looks like 2nd generation video beside the Olive 1080P. The captures tell more than my words can. Lossless audio, burned-in subs and bare-bones but it still gets the nod over the terminally weak SD. Godard fans can look at the glass half-empty and complain about no extras or burned-in subs or they can be pleased with the dramatic improvement of the video quality.

Gary Tooze

***

ON THE DVD: This is a very early DVD release from Facets, a company that certainly has a penchant for disappointing those with a discerning eye for image quality. It actually turns out to be one of the better discs that I’ve come across from them. Sure there are burned-in subtitles that are hard to read at times, and the single-layer disc is ripe with combing, but for once they have put out a disc that seems superior to a VHS tape. The colors are bright, and the image is far from hazy. It’s nice to see this film, which is minor but enjoyable Godard, get a release, even if it’s not in the finest of editions. out of

 - Adam Lemke


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Region 1 - NTSC

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Region 'A'  - Blu-ray


 




 

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