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Playtime

Spine #112
Out-of-print



Release:
Sep 5, 2006
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Playtime

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2001 Edition

Blu-ray

2014 Edition

2014 Blu-ray


Directed By: Jacques Tati
Starring: Jacques Tati
Licensor: Les Films de Mon Oncle

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Jacques Tati's gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in the age of technology reached their creative apex with Playtime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the endearingly clumsy, resolutely old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a bafflingly modernist Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern age tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.

Supplements
  • Video introduction by writer, director, and performer Terry Jones
  • Selected scene commentary by film historian Philip Kemp
  • Au-delà de "Playtime," a short documentary featuring archival behind-the-scenes footage from the set
  • Tati Story, a short biographical film about Tati
  • "Jacques Tati in Monsieur Hulot's Work," a 1976 BBC Omnibus program featuring Tati
  • Rare audio interview with Tati from the U.S. debut of Playtime at the 1972 San Francisco International Film Festival (Courtesy of Pacifica Radio Archives)
  • Video interview with script supervisor Sylvette Baudrot
  • Cours du soir, a 1967 short film written by and starring Tati
  • Alternate international soundtrack

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