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Alain Delon - Five Film Collection (The Widow Couderc / Diabolically Yours / La Piscine / Le Gitan / Notre Histoire)

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Catch the famed French sex symbol in his prime with this deceitful collection in Diabliquement Votre (Senta Berfer. 1967/93 min.), Le Gitan (Paul Meurisse. 1975/102 min.), La Piscine (Romy Schneider. 1969/120 min.), Notre Histoire (Nathalie Baye. 1984/110 min.) and La Veuve de Couderc (Simone Signoret. 1971/92 min.) 5 DVDs. Color/NR/widescreen.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Alain Delon, Simone Signoret, Romy Schneider, Jane Birkin
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: March 25, 2008
  • Run Time: 516 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0012E2F5G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,665 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Alain Delon - Five Film Collection (The Widow Couderc / Diabolically Yours / La Piscine / Le Gitan / Notre Histoire)" on IMDb

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I'm reviewing Le Piscine (The Swimming Pool). The setting is up the mountain from St Tropez, FR. The characters are Parisians on vacation for a month renting a villa with a beautiful stone swimming pool/terrace. Handsome Delon and lovely (sexy) Romy Schneider are together for healing - it seems Delon's character at one point in his recent past tried to commit suicide. Suddenly an old lover of Romy's arrives uninvited who's surprisingly brought his pretty teenage daughter that no one ever knew he had. Romy's Ex apparently has been showing up lately in the couple's life & it seems to Delon he's trying to split them up. Needless to say Delon is not happy when Romy invites them to stay for a few days. This awkward arrangement, where Delon seems to be left with the teenager alone, is the beginning of an interesting kind of triangle.

That is the basis of this 120 minute movie. Some say it drags at times, but I am so fascinated by the gorgeous setting and characters, that the slow casual pace doesn't concern me. Even details of meals intrigue the viewer, and you'll get a good laugh from a party that is suddenly sprung upon the vacationing couple by their guest who has friends down in St Tropez... probably to put a dent in the romantic atmosphere the couple so longed for.

If you're new to Delon & Schneider, you are in for a treat. This couple has zinging electricity together on screen... off screen the two were the hottest couple in Europe during their 4-6 year engagement which ended in heart break due to their diverging budding careers.

Think of this as purchasing The Swimming Pool and with it you get 4 extra dramatic movies by one the best actors in Europe during the late 50's to 90's. Delon is one of the most handsome & talented actors of his generation. He's the "James Dean of France" who didn't die - who went on to have a full career - and Romy? she is unique unto herself.
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The films in this collection are not exactly classics and do not compare with Delon's best works such as "Le Samourai" and "Mr. Klein". However, if you are a die-hard Delon fan, you will not be disappointed. Mostly average, some are better than others. 1) "Swimming Pool". If you are a fan of Romy Schneider, you will not be disappointed. She simply radiates. The plot moves terribly slowly. It's a weak rehash of the "Purple Noon". 2) "Diabolically Yours". Silly and outdated. Senta Burger, then popular Germain actress, is not in the same league as Romy Schneider. 3) "Widow Courderc". This is excellent. Almost classic. The film is beautiful to look at with its natural setting. Good period details. Great acting abounds. Simone Signoret gives thoughtful, heart-breaking performance. If the ending was not so ridiculous, it would have been a classic. 4) "Gipsy". An average crime drama. so called B-film. 5) "Notre Histore". This is an interesting turn for Delon. He is actually more expressive than usual and shows a wider emotional range here. But overall this stylized film is rather boring to sit through.
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This is a very good collection of the less well known works of Alain Delon. And it includes The Swimming Pool with Romy Schneider & Jane Birkin. But like any collected works, if you are not a Delon fan it may be hard going for some. I think he is a terrific screen actor and the five films in this collection add to his repertoire of, say, the hero as outsider...Delon has an interiority totally unique & compelling. He's fabulous to watch! Voila.
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I had seen this movie when I was 8 years old. I couldn't remember everything in detail, but all these years, I had a vague memory of Alain delon and Romy Schneider in this movie. I've been thinking of and wanting to see this movie again as an adult. When I searched for it and found it in the Prime section, I was so very excited. 60's are my favorite era and everything about those years is nothing but the best memories of fine living in every way. Thank you Amazon for bringing back all those wonderful memories.
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In this excellent collection from Studio Canal "Screen Icons: Alain Delon" we get 5 very distinctive films of his, with some strong performances by him as well.

First-up is the stylish-new-wave classic from 1960 "Plein soleil" ("Purple Noon") and directed by none other than
René Clément. What more can I say about this film, that hasn't already been said! Alain Delon gives a taut and enigmatic performance (as Tom Ripley), and he really is the epitome of "cool"; you actually kind of sympathize with him and, want him to get away with it all. Now, so many people have different opinions on what this story may actually mean, and I have mine too. Never having read the book, I can only base it on the context of the film (but I'm sure it's very faithful to the original storyline). I believe at the heart of this story: there is an assertion being made; of the symbiotic relationship between Americans (U.S. foreign policy) and sociopathic behavior. Anyway, that's how I see it!

The film had excellent production values: the lush cinematography is by master 'lensman' Henri Decaë, and with music by Nino Rota. The rest of the cast were all very good too: Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforet, etc. The DVD picture and sound quality is excellent, the film has been fully-restored. PAL format, French (English subtitles), NR 113 mins.

Our second feature is a true masterpiece of the Cinema. Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'eclisse" ("The Eclipse") is an existentialist masterwork that has been widely written/talked-about by film scholars, critics, and fans alike, since its initial release in 1962. What more can I add that hasn't already been said?
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