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Disc 1: Angelique
Disc 2 Side A: Angelique, The road to Versailles
Disc 2 Side B: Angelique and the King
Disc 3: Untamable Angelique & Angelique and the Sultan
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I purchased the French Box Set from Amazon UK some time back and the five films were beautifully presented in original DyaliScope (CinemaScope) with restored color and French language. All five Trailers were also included.
My five taped-off-TV in the late Seventies VHS copies still play well and are still very watchable (and in English language) but were naturally only standard screen cut-downs.
If a further updated set is not in Widescreen then why bother? The French Set is worth Ten Stars and the vision supersedes any problems with not understanding the dialogue!
However, for those who have never seen these five brilliant and extremely entertaining movies, I urge anyone to buy this Box Set just to have these Classics in your Home Library.
And yes, the haunting Music Score by Michel Magne is truly wonderful - I was lucky to obtain the overseas pressing of the priceless LP at a Collectibles Fair a few years ago.
These five movies are Gems and have given me many repeated hours of pleasure over the years since 1978 both on VHS and the recent French DVD copies - several times the five have been watched in tandem - they are that entertaining.
And Michelle Mercier - a truly beautiful Actress from the late Sixties era when the films were made, who was ideally cast in the title role. Her husband is played by Robert Hussein who gives an equally lifelike performance in all five films.
My favourite is ANGELIQUE AND THE SULTAN.
HAPPY VIEWING - TAKE THE PLUNGE WITH THIS SET OF ANGELIQUE DVD's - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
I urge anyone to visit: FriendsofAngelique@yahoogroups.com and [...] to learn the "rest of the story".
Happy Viewing, take the plunge. To quote Joffrey de Peyrac, as he and Angelique sailed to the shore of Quebec "Let the Journey begin".
Where can one begin a review of this iconic heroine and do her and her creators justice? I seem to have known or been involved with Angélique throughout my adult life - I read the first book when I should have been studying for my A-Levels! My sister introduced me to the books - she felt I should have outgrown my beloved Jean Plaidy and Chalet School books by that age and moved onto something a little more sophisticated - she chose Angélique for me - and what a choice! I have written reviews for these books on Amazons fabulous review facility and according to the statistics they have proved useful to several readers. I hope I may have encouraged others to seek out the now sadly out of print versions, many of which are commanding obscene amounts of money on ebay probably due to being erroneously described as erotic - shame the sellers don't read their books first!
But to the films - I saw the first film - Marquise of the Angels on BBC2 with English sub-titles - I can't remember much of that other than I was so terribly excited that the books had been transferred to film and Michele Mercier did look gorgeous - seemingly Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda had turned down the opportunity to become the eponymous heroine. Considering BBs love for animals and political acumen, she might have paid closer attention to Angéliques life which mirrors these two avenues. I digress - a failing of mine.Read more ›
A sprawling saga covering many years and a great sweep of historical events, Angelique (Mercier) is a headstrong young girl, virtually "sold" into marriage to the much older Count Joffrey de Peyrac ("Love on a Pillow"'s Robert Hossein). Covered in facial scars and walking with a limp, Angelique is horrified by her husband, but in true "Beauty and the Beast" fashion soon finds a compassionate heart underneath his less than thrilling exterior. Their happiness is short-lived however, when Joffrey is arrested on charges of sorcery, and Angelique's life is similarly endangered (having overheard a royal assassination plot). And this is only the first movie! The other four titles ("The Road to Versailles", "Angelique and the King", "Untamable Angelique" and "Angelique and the Sultan") follow Angelique's quest, across several continents and a string of lovers, to re-claim her wealth, place in society, and her missing husband.
The "Angelique" titles, churned out in quick succession between 1964-68, were highly successful in their day and still have the potential to thrill audiences with their spellbinding mix of period romance and adventure. It's a total mystery--to me at least--why Michéle Mercier never became a bigger international star, because she certainly had the necessary talent and camera personality. She's perfect as Angelique; her close-ups are stunning.
The DVD boxset is a strictly no-frills affair, but at least all five titles can again be enjoyed by fans old and new. Recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm very very disappointed and frustrated. I never could find the third episode!!!! After two lecture of the second DVD it did not work!!! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I have seen these movies a few times before. I really enjoy the dresses and the castles they show. Versailles was actually used in this film. Read morePublished 9 days ago by A123
gorgeous movie!!! Actors were great in that time period.Good acting! NO technological grafics are needed here!!!!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's Okay Disk are Non-Labeled if you put them in DVD You Don't really know which one is In Untill it Starts. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eddie the "C"
A classic,Michele Mercier and Robert Hossein at their best ..And the musique is unforgetable..Saw it the first time when I was 12 and I am 50 and it still has the same effect on... Read morePublished 6 months ago by N. D. Munongo
All time favorite and I wish we had move stars like Michèle Mercier!
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Long time fan of the Angelique historical & romance novels. This CD collection is a treasure!Published 8 months ago by Belle Babette
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|New Collection have been cut!||
I watched this film when I was a little girl in Vietnam, and I cannot remember details. I bought this collection, and have not watched it yet, but my Mom has finished the movie. She thought that the ending was cut short. From her memory, the movie ended when Angelique awoke from being... Read More
Jun 26, 2008 by Penny Uribe | See all 5 posts
|Did you have problems playing DVD #2 side B 'Angelique and the Roy'?||
No problem. I do admit it was a bit strange to have 2 films on two sides disc two but then 2 films on one side on disc three but I did work. God I love these movies!
Aug 1, 2009 by Drs F. Groenewegen | See all 2 posts
|Why is the Anjelique DVD collection not available in multi region?||Be the first to reply|
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