Search DVDBeaver

S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Marcel Proust's Time Regained" or "Le temps retrouvé, d'après l'oeuvre de Marcel Proust")

 

Directed by Raoul Ruiz
France / Italy / Portugal 1999

 

Raúl Ruiz's most ambitious literary adaptation and considered his greatest cinematic achievement. An Official Selection at both the Cannes and New York Film Festivals and starring an outstanding cast of international film stars, including Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Emmanuelle Beart, and Vincent Perez, Ruiz's Time Regained distills all of Marcel Proust s iconic In Search of Lost Time into a single epic feature. Lovingly restored and remastered by Le Petit Bureau with support from the Centre national du cinéma et de l image anime (CNC, France) and enriched by stellar performances, Time Regained is a gorgeous, meticulously crafted spectacle (Jack Matthews, New York Daily News).

***

The film begins in 1922; Marcel Proust is on his deathbed. Looking through photographs, he reflects on his past, recalling his life and the people he has known and loved. Gradually, the memories of his life are supplanted by the memories of the characters in his novels, and soon, fiction overwhelms reality. The happy days and lost paradise of his childhood alternate with more recent memories of his social and literary life.

Poster

Theatrical Release: May 16th, 1999 (Cannes Film Festival)

Reviews                                                                                                       More Reviews                                                                                       DVD Reviews

 

Review: Kimstim - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

    

Distribution Kimstim - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 2:42:31.366      
Video

1.85:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 40,655,281,454 bytes

Feature: 35,380,211,712 bytes

Video Bitrate: 25.75 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

Bitrate Blu-ray:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio French 1738 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1738 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio French 1560 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1560 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)

Subtitles English (burned-in)
Features Release Information:
Studio:
Kimstim

 

1.85:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 40,655,281,454 bytes

Feature: 35,380,211,712 bytes

Video Bitrate: 25.75 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

Interview with critic Bernard Genin (22:43)
Trailer (1:37)


Blu-ray Release Date: November 20
th, 2018
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 16

 

 

Comments:

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

Kimstim bring Raoul Ruiz's 2 3/4 hour masterwork "Time Regained" on a dual-layered Blu-ray with a supportive bitrate. This image can have a greenish smoky quality with diffused lighting as a representation of the time period. It is described as "restored and remastered by Le Petit Bureau with support from the Centre national du cinéma et de l image anime (CNC, France)". It looks, authentically, heavy and film-like for the film's stellar art direction, and stunning visuals - kudos to cinematographer Ricardo Aronovich and the many shots through doors, windows or reflected mirrors. The image is somewhat painterly and the 1080P holds up as well as I was anticipating.

The film is supported by the option of 16-bit 2.0 DTS-HD Master or similar rendering encode lossless 5.1 surround audio track. The tracks support the dialogue-heavy film that doesn't require much aggression or separation aside from a few outdoor sequences. The wonderful original music is by Jorge Arriagada (Genealogies of a Crime, The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, Mysteries of Lisbon, Three Lives and Only One Death), a Chilean composer who, I think, has done all of Raúl Ruiz’ film scores. There are burned-in English subtitles on this Region 'A'-locked
Blu-ray.

Aside from a new trailer for the film, the sole extra on this disc is a 23-minute interview with critic Bernard Genin (in French with English subtitles) discussing Raoul Ruiz and his work.

Kimstim have given this wonderfully rich film a solid
Blu-ray transfer, although the burned-in subtitles will be a detraction for some. The viewing experience in HD towers over DVD and for a film that is so visual - this is paramount. A film that must be seen - a strong recommendation. 

Gary Tooze

 


Menus / Extras

 


CLICK EACH BLU-RAY CAPTURE TO SEE ALL IMAGES IN FULL 1920X1080 RESOLUTION

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

    

Distribution Kimstim Lorber - Region 'A' - Blu-ray


 


 

Search DVDBeaver

S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

 

Hit Counter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONATIONS Keep DVDBeaver alive:

 CLICK PayPal logo to donate!

Gary Tooze

Thank You!