Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 25, 2010
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Ais
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Famed auteur Jean-Luc Godard's fascination with the female race continues with A MARRIED WOMAN, an unconventional cinematic portrait of a woman who is at a crossroads in her life. Charlotte (Macha Meril) is a beautiful young wife and stepmother, who also happens to have fallen in love with Robert (Bernard Noel), a charming actor. While her husband, Pierre (Philippe Leroy), is away on business, she and Robert continue to spend time together in a hotel. When Pierre returns, Charlotte must lie in order to cover up her infidelities. She eventually learns that she is pregnant, forcing her to choose between a life with her husband, or a fresh new start with Robert. Shot in a series of extreme close-ups that mostly focus on Charlotte's flesh, Godard shows his obvious reverence for the female body. He also allows his actors the time to express their own confusion and philosophies--most notably in an extended dinner sequence. Godard's intellectual approach to male-female relationships, and especially the institution of marriage, is on full display with this influential drama, in a similar manner to the director's MY LIFE TO LIVE, TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER, and CONTEMPT.
- 1.Special Features:
- 2.Gorgeous and newly restored 1080p / 24fps transfer of the film in its original 1. 37:1 aspect ratio
- 3.New and improved English subtitle translations
- 4.The original trailer for the film (presented here in 1080p / 24fps), created and edited by Jean - Luc Godard at the time of the film's original French release, presented in its original 1. 37:1 aspect ratio
- 5.80 - Page Book containing:
- 6.A new "overture" by legendary French critic and filmmaker Luc Moullet (Les Contrebandires, A Girl Is a Gun, Les Siges de l'Alcazar, Le Prestige de la mort)
- 7.A lengthy roundtable discussion between Luc Moullet - writer / critic and American correspondent for Cahiers du cinma, Bill Krohn - writer / critic, Andy Rector and release producer Craig Keller - on the film, and its relationship to Godard's oeu ...
- 8.A concentrated investigation into the film by Bill Krohn
- 9.An image - essay by Andy Rector
- 10.A new statement about the film by star Macha Mril
- 11.A transcript of Godard's late - '70s lecture on Une femme marie, Bergman's Persona, Flaherty's Nanook of the North, and Rossellini's Francesco giullare di Dio, originally presented in Introduction une vritable histoire du cinma, translated here i ...
- 12.Excerpts from Jean Racine's Brnice, in the original French, accompanied by a new parallel English translation
- 13.An editorial preface on the role of Blu - ray and DVD booklets in the modern film - viewing era
- 14.A short aside on the nature of "production stills" reproduced in Blu - ray and DVD booklets, film books, and film magazines
- 15.The reproduction of a late - '70s collage by Godard on the subject of Alfred Hitchcock - A lengthy conversational afterword by Craig Keller and Andy Rector
- Filmed on location in Paris, France.