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directed by Louis Malle
France / Italy 1965

 

Director Louis Malle and co-writer Jean-Claude Carriere satirizes everything from American westerns to revolutions, dictators, the Church, priesthood and even sex itself! When two women – both named Maria – unwittingly invent the striptease circa 1910, they become such a hit that enthusiastic audiences strip along with them! But when one of the Marias falls for a handsome revolutionary (George Hamilton), she finds that she has unwittingly embroiled the two of them in an armed peasant revolt!

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Theatrical Release: November 22nd, 1965

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Comparison:

MGM - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Kino Lorber - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

1) MGM - Region 1 - NTSC - LEFT

2) Kino Lorber  - Region 'A' - Blu-ray - RIGHT

 

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Distribution MGM Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC Kino Lorber - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:56:24  1:56:37.073 
Video 2.37:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.29 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
1080P Single-layered Blu-ray
Disc Size: 22,480,029,337 bytes
Feature: 21,850,546,176 bytes
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Total Video Bitrate: 21.91 Mbps

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

Bitrate:

Bitrate: Blu-ray

Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0)  DTS-HD Master Audio English 1656 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1656 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None English, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: MGM Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
2.37:1

Edition Details:

• Theatrical trailer (3:05) 

DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2005

Keep Case
Chapters: 20

Release Information:
Studio: K
ino

 

1080P Single-layered Blu-ray
Disc Size: 22,480,029,337 bytes
Feature: 21,850,546,176 bytes
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Total Video Bitrate: 21.91 Mbps

 

Edition Details:
• Trailer (3:09)

 

Blu-ray Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 8

 

Comments:

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

 

ADDITION: Kino Lorber - Region 'A' - Blu-ray (November 14'): Everything seems superior - to varying degrees - over the old DVD. There is a shade more information visible in the top of the frame and the HD shows some pleasing depth. This is single-layered with a modest bitrate but the 1080P looked quite good in-motion. Audio gets the lossless treatment and generally advances sounding crisper and tighter. There are optional English subtitles (the dialogue IS French) and the disc is region 'A'-locked. Only a trailer as an extra. This is a very entertaining film. I really enjoyed revisiting it and the brighter colors and better resolution helped with my appreciation. 

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ON THE DVD: A little better than average fare from lackluster MGM. Sharpness is not bad, skin tones seem a trifle red, contrast is acceptable. Original audio and pleasant subtitles make for a decent buy at around $12. Quite an interesting film, if the comedy is somewhat dated. Yes, we endorse as a decent buy. Many will love the Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau team-up. out of       

Gary W. Tooze

 





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