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Delicatessen

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4.2 out of 5 stars 302 customer reviews

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Product Description

From Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the award-winning director of AMÉLIE, comes a unique and surreal dark comedy that received overwhelming critical acclaim! In a post-apocalyptic society where meat is scarce, cannibalism is no longer unsavory. And when a young ex-clown takes a job in a dilapidated deli, he's completely unaware that the butcher plans to serve him to the building's bizarre tenants! But when the butcher's nearsighted daughter falls for the clown, she'll go to absurd lengths to foil her father's plan! Loaded with tasty bonus features, this bonafide cult classic now premieres on DVD!

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The title credit for Delicatessen reads "Presented by Terry Gilliam," and it's easy to understand why the director of Brazil was so supportive of this outrageously black French comedy from 1991. Like Gilliam, French codirectors Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro have wildly inventive imaginations that gravitate to the darker absurdities of human behavior, and their visual extravagance is matched by impressive technical skill. Here, making their feature debut, Jeunet and Caro present a postapocalyptic scenario set entirely in a dank and gloomy building where the landlord operates a delicatessen on the ground floor. But this is an altogether meatless world, so the butcher-landlord keeps his customers happy by chopping unsuspecting victims into cutlets, and he's sharpening his knife for a new tenant (French comic actor Dominque Pinon) who's got the hots for the butcher's nearsighted daughter! Delicatessen is a feast (if you will) of hilarious vignettes, slapstick gags, and sweetly eccentric characters, including a man in a swampy room full of frogs, a woman doggedly determined to commit suicide (she never gets its right), and a pair of brothers who make toy sound boxes that "moo" like cows. It doesn't amount to much as a story, but that hardly matters; this is the kind of comedy that springs from a unique wellspring of imagination and inspiration, and it's handled with such visual virtuosity that you can't help but be mesmerized. There's some priceless comedy happening here, some of which is so inventive that you may feel the urge to stand up and cheer. --Jeff Shannon


Special features

  • "Fine Cooked Meats: A nod to Delicatessen" featurette
  • The Archives of Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Delicatessen teasers

Product details

  • Actors: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard
  • Directors: Diane Bertrand, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
  • Writers: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, Gilles Adrien
  • Producers: Antoine Grujard, Claudie Ossard
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
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  • Studio: Miramax
  • DVD Release Date: May 2, 2006
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 302 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000E8NRUS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,911 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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