65 Mississippi Mermaid

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65 Mississippi Mermaid

#1 Post by Finch » Wed Apr 03, 2024 5:46 am


Wealthy plantation tycoon Louis (Jean-Paul Belmondo, Breathless) puts up an ad for a bride and luminous beauty Julie (Catherine Deneuve, Belle de Jour) arrives in answer. More attractive than the photograph he received Louis is nevertheless enraptured despite some strange details in her story. Things get complicated when Julie disappears and Louis determines to find her, leading him on a trail of mystery and erotic obsession. Adapted by Truffaut from a novel by Cornell Woolrich (The Bride Wore Black), Mississippi Mermaid is a lush colour noir that features the twists and turns of the genre with the heart of Renoir (to whom the film is dedicated) while Belmondo and Deneuve are on top form.


High-Definition digital transfer
Uncompressed French mono PCM audio
Archival interview with Truffaut from 1969 in which the filmmaker discusses his work as a director, screenwriter and actor (1969, 34 mins)
Archival interview with Jean Renoir who discusses the work of Truffaut (1969, 6 mins)
Interview with French cinema expert Ginette Vincendeau (2024)
Audio commentary by critic Glenn Kenny (2024)
Original trailer
Optional English subtitles
Reversible sleeve featuring designs based on original posters
Limited edition booklet featuring archival writing by Truffaut and contemporary writing on the film

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Re: Mississippi Mermaid

#2 Post by domino harvey » Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:41 am

Always love Ginette Vincendeau's extras, nice to see her included

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Re: Mississippi Mermaid

#3 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:59 am

Glad to be immediately validated for not picking up the dirt-cheap KL blu this sale

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Re: Mississippi Mermaid

#4 Post by ryannichols7 » Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:43 am

this is a pretty loaded edition, both archival wise and getting new contributions from Ginette Vincendeau and Glenn Kenny. if he's going to do Story of Adele H, definitely hope the quality continues. can't wait till it's on my shelf!

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