Gropius wrote:Resnais is surely a contender for most under-represented major (Western European) auteur on DVD. I am in the plebeian situation of having seen nothing post-Marienbad.
Not really. MK2 and Studio Canal have released nearly all of Resnais's major works on DVD.
But we're probably talking about releases with English subs and there is still no English friendly release of Muriel
and no release at all of Je t'aime, je t'aime
, both of which I would say are among his very most important works. In addition to that two of his other most important works La Guerre est Finie
and Last Year in Marienbad
are only available in the U.S. and U.K. respectively (as far as I know). The MK2 boxset is great though, but as I said in my earlier post, I only feel there are two of his very best films on that.
So we really desperately need dvds of Muriel
and Je t'aime, je t'aime
before we can come close to having all his most important work available. If there are releases of these films that I am unaware of then I would be very happy to hear about them.
There's also the excellent Providence
which is only available on either an Italian or Spanish dvd (I forget which) with horrendous dubbed audio.
I would say availablity of Resnais on dvd is very patchy at best.
I seem to have repeated some of the points you made tavernier since I didn't see your post until after I had submitted mine.