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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Alain Resnais • New audio interview with Resnais • New documentary on the making of Last Year at Marienbad, featuring interviews with many of Resnais’ collaborators • New video interview with film scholar Ginette Vincendeau on the history of the film and its many mysteries • Two short documentaries by Resnais: Toute la mémoire du monde (1956) and Le chant du styrène (1958) • Theatrical trailer • Optional original, unrestored French soundtrack • New and improved subtitle translation • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critic Mark Polizzotti and film scholar François Thomas, and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s introduction to the published screenplay and comments on the film
Stills from Last Year at Marienbad (Click for larger image)
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In MARIENBAD, past, present and future coexist simultaneously.
Every frame is beautifully composed and shot, every frame adds to the story, and every frame contributes to the director's reflection on the nature of human memory.
Even the most patient viewer will sometimes wonder about the point of making a movie like this.
This is arguably one of the best films ever made. Although its non linear narrative and dream sequence style of story telling mad npot be for everyone. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul Bates
A weird, weird, weird movie. I need to watch it again...and probably again to try and figure this one out. B&W is sharp as a tack.Published 6 months ago by Whitey
If you're interested in this film at all I suggest laying your hands on the Criterion edition before the price climbs any higher. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gryphon X
Nine Things about the Movie “Last Year at Marienbad”
1. Released over 50 years ago, this movie is still considered highly controversial. Read more
The first time I watched this film I hated it: the beginning with the narrator droning on and on and repeating 2/3 of what he had just said, the still shots of the characters, and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by eclectic
I consider myself a connoisseur of great movies. I count amongst my favorite movies classics such as Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix and The Dark Knight. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Little Domin
"Last Year at Marienbad". This is a Boring, basic "French" movie, although I wouldn't put it in the same sentence with "The Seventh Seal". Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bartok Kinski
Esoteric film noir in a new age of film. This opus must be viewed several times and savored for its subtleties.Published 14 months ago by Robin
Last year at Marienbad is one of the great classics of New Wave film, and Criterion always makes a terrific product.Published 14 months ago by Joyce Stith
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|Robbe-Grillet movies on DVD||
Is L'Immortelle (English title: The Immortal One ) available in ANY format? I used to show a 16mm print of the film in my classes and I have Robbe-Grillet's cine-novel of it (Calder & Boyars, 1971). I think the film was distributed by Grove Press.
Jun 30, 2009 by W. Chamberlain | See all 3 posts
|"Optional original, unrestored French soundtrack"||
Check this link:
Jun 9, 2009 by Patrick | See all 2 posts
|is this region locked?||
Criterion's website says that all of their Blu-Rays are region-coded:
Which is a total bummer as there's not much hope for a decent release outside of the US.
Looks like a region-free Blu-Ray player is the way to go.
Jun 23, 2009 by Marcus Round | See all 2 posts