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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "A Good Marriage" or "The Well-Made Marriage")

 

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France 1982

Headstrong Sabine (Beatrice Romand), who is working on her thesis in Art History, has tired of affairs with married men, such as Simon (Feodor Atkine). Playing cupid, her best friend Clarisse (Arielle Dombasle) introduces her lawyer cousin Edmond (Andre Dusollier) to Sabine. Encouraged by Clarisse, Sabine impetuously decides that she will marry Edmond and tells her mother (Thamila Megrah) and sister Lise (Sophie Renoir). When confronted by Sabine, Edmond is forced to explain why he is not ready for matrimony!

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Theatrical Release: May 19th, 1982 - France

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Comparison:

Gaumont- Columbia (France) Region 2- PAL vs. Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL vs. Potemkine Films - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Per-Olof Strandberg and Fred Patton for the PAL DVD Screen Caps!

1) G.C.T.H.V. Region 2- PAL LEFT

2) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - THIRD

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

 

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 G.C.T.H.V.
Region 2 - PAL

Fox Lorber

Region 0  - NTSC

Arrow Films
Region 0 - PAL
Potemkine Films
Region 'B' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:34:20 (4% PAL speedup) 1:35:09 (PAL ->NTSC ghosting) 1:34:22 (4% PAL speedup) 1:35:04.199
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.38
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.00 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: ?
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1080i Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 34,195,152,922 bytes

Feature: 22,255,515,648 bytes

Video Bitrate: 28.80 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Bitrate : Blu-ray

Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono) French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

DTS-HD Master Audio French 876 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 876 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit)
Subtitles None English (non-removable) English, and none English, and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: G.C.T.H.V.

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect ratio : 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Eric Rohmer on LE BEAU MARIAGE (7:55)
• Extracts of interviews given to France Culture

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 12

Release Information:
Studio: Fox Lorber

Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen (Standard) - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• All Regions
• Production notes

DVD Release Date: June 15, 1999
Keep Case

Chapters 7

Release Information:
Studio: Arrow Films

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect ratio : 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Eric Rohmer on LE BEAU MARIAGE (7:55)
• Trailer  (1:50)

DVD Release Date: February 9th, 2004
Keep Case

Chapters 12

Release Information:
Studio:
Potemkine

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

1080i Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 34,195,152,922 bytes

Feature: 22,255,515,648 bytes

Video Bitrate: 28.80 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
• Interview with André Dussollier (8:29)

• Eric Rohmer  preuves a l'appui Part One(58:54)

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.

Another 1080i/50 Blu-ray disc from Potemkine that drastically passes all the previous DVDs. The matching screen captures show the clarity and better color separation - it's brighter, has more information in the 1.33:1 frame and even shows some depth. Audio is lossless in original mono and thee are optional English subtitles. Extras include two more French-only video pieces - an interview with André Dussollier and a 'part one' hour long piece on Rohmer. I think the 'Comedies and Proverbs' are my favorite Rohmers and this adds another notch in value for picking up the set.

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ADDITION: (Gaumont captures) - The Arrow Films image looks like a direct port from the G.C.T.H.V. - with the inclusion of English subs. I think the G.C.T.H.V. may be slightly sharper. I do see some cropping in the Arrow Films now. Most of this is moot for many - as the G.C.T.H.V. has no English subs.

Fox-Lorber have masked their PAL-NTSC "ghosting" very well in their early discs- it is apparent that their NTSC DVD has it, but it is exposed very minimally. Certainly I have seen worse examples. Regardless, the Arrow Films is far superior in every category, with better contrast and sharpness. The Fox has non-removable subs and pitiful Extras. The Arrow Films has a short of Rohmer discussing the film and a trailer. Go with the new Arrow Films ! I'm placing my order today !

 - Gary W. Tooze


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(G.C.T.H.V. Region 2- PAL LEFT vs. Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - MIDDLE vs. Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - RIGHT)


 

 

Potemkine Films Region 'B' - Blu-ray

 


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Subtitle Sample

 

1) G.C.T.H.V. Region 2- PAL TOP

2) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - THIRD

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

 

Screen Captures

 

1) G.C.T.H.V. Region 2- PAL TOP

2) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - THIRD

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



1) G.C.T.H.V. Region 2- PAL TOP

2) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - THIRD

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

 


 

1) G.C.T.H.V. Region 2- PAL TOP

2) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - THIRD

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

 


1) G.C.T.H.V. Region 2- PAL TOP

2) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - THIRD

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

 


 

1) G.C.T.H.V. Region 2- PAL TOP

2) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - THIRD

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

 


1) G.C.T.H.V. Region 2- PAL TOP

2) Fox Lorber - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3) Arrow Films - Region 0 - PAL - THIRD

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

 

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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

 





 

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