(aka "Regular Lovers" )

 

directed by Philippe Garrel
France 2005

 

Shot in lustrous black and white, Regular Lovers is a melancholy meditation upon both the events of May 1968 in Paris and a doomed love affair. Writer-director Philippe Garrel's son Louis (star of Bertolucci's The Dreamers) plays 20-year-old poet and student protester François, who falls for the beautiful sculptor Lilie (impressive newcomer Clotilde Hesme) during the numbed aftermath of the revolution.

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Theatrical Release: Italy 3 September 2005 (Venice Film Festival)

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DVD Comparison: 

Artificial-Eye - Region 2 - PAL vs. Zeitgeist Films - Region 1- NTSC

Big thanks to Per-Olof Strandberg for the Review!

(Artificial-Eye - Region 2 - PAL LEFT vs. Zeitgeist Films - Region 1 - NTSC RIGHT)

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Distribution

Artificial-Eye

Region 2 - PAL

Zeitgeist

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 2:55:15 (4% PAL speedup) 2:55:12
Video

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

1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.86 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0) French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles English, None English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Artificial-Eye

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1:1.33

Edition Details:
• Venice Film Festival Conference (27:47/4:3)
• Filmographies

DVD Release Date: 23 Oct 2006
Keep Case

Chapters 17

Release Information:
Studio:
Zeitgest Films

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1:1.33

Edition Details:
• Venice Film Festival Conference (27:47/4:3)
• Filmographies

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2007
Keep Case

Chapters 19

 

 

Comments:

ADDITION: Zeitgeist - Region 1 - NTSC - May 07: Short story is that the Zeitgeist is a PAL->NTSC port (see times above) and hence exhibits all the deficiencies of that less expensive transfer practice. It is hazier and shows combing in horizontal pans. The Zeitgeist is also marginally cropped on all 4 edges.  Both have the same extras (press conference from Venice Film Festival and text bios), and both offer English subs. You want the better transfer - it is the Artificial Eye DVD.

****

On the Artificial Eye: Shot on high contrasted black and white material, it isn't the easiest thing to transfer onto DVD. I didn't see it in a cinema so I can't really judge the image. The dark, occasionally soft , grainy image, is most probably intended.

The Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is very bare. There's a rough dialog track that has occasionally background hiss, and there is left noise from the location sound (wind stroke the microphone, clothes bump in the microphone etc), or then they are made in the post production stage to make the audio fell authentic. Many parts don't have sound at all, footsteps etc. Much of the music track is sourced from record players and in mono. I feel that only the original music by Jean-Claude Vannier uses the surround channels. A different, but rewarding sound job.

On the extra material there is a press conference from Venice Film Festival
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 - Per-Olof Strandberg



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Region 1 - NTSC




 

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