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Grand Illusion (The Criterion Collection)

Special Edition, The Criterion Collection


4.5 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews

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One of the very first prison escape movies, Grand Illusion is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made. Jean Renoir's antiwar masterpiece stars Jean Gabin and Pierre Fresnay, as French soldiers held in a World War I German prison camp, and Erich von Stroheim as the unforgettable Captain von Rauffenstein. Following a smash theatrical re-release, Criterion is proud to present Grand Illusion in a new special edition, with a beautifully restored digital transfer.

Special features

  • A rare filmed introduction by Jean Renoir
  • Archival radio presentation: Renoir and Erich von Stroheim accept the film's Best Foreign Film award at the 1938 New York Film Critics Circle Awards
  • Re-release press book excerpts: Renoir's letter "to the projectionist," cast bios, an essay on Renoir by von Stroheim, essays about the film's title and the recently recovered original camera negative

Product details

  • Actors: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Julien Carette
  • Directors: Jean Renoir
  • Format: Black & White, Special Edition, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 155 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 0780020707
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,563 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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