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Alain Robbe-Grillet Six Films 1963-1974 on Blu-ray and DVD in June

2 June 2014

Impossible to see for decades, Alain Robbe-Grillet’s enigmatic, sexually-charged films are collected together for the first time as Alain Robbe-Grillet Six Films 1963-1974, beautifully remastered in High Definition and released by the BFI on 30th June 2014 in both Blu-ray and DVD box sets.

Extra features include new video introductions by Catherine Robbe-Grillet, previously unseen filmed interviews with Alain Robbe-Grillet by Frederic Taddei, and newly-recorded, exclusive feature-length commentaries by cult cinema authority Tim Lucas.

Perhaps best known as the writer of Alain Resnais’ classic cine-conundrum Last Year at Marienbad (1961), and as a leading novelist in the nouveau roman movement of the 1950s, Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922-2008) was also the director a number of stylish, controversial and erotic films which starred such icons of French cinema as Jean-Louis Trintignant (Haneke’s Amour, Bertolucci’s The Conformist) and Isabelle Huppert (Claire Denis’ White Material, Haneke’s Amour).

The six films included here are from his most productive period of filmmaking and include Trans-Europ-Express and Successive Slidings of Pleasure:

  • The Immortal One [L’Immortelle] (1963)

  • Trans-Europ-Express (1967)

  • The Man Who Lies [L’Homme qui ment] (1968)

  • Eden and After [L’Eden et après] (1970)

  • N. Took the Dice [N. a pris les dés...] (1971)

  • Successive Slidings of Pleasure [Glissements progressifs du plaisir] (1974)

Alain Robbe-Grillet Six Films 1963-1974 will be released as both Blu-ray and DVD box sets on 30th June 2014 by the BFI at the RRP of £59.99 for the Blu-ray set, £49.99 for the DVD.

All six films presented in High Definition on Blu-ray, and digitally remastered in High Definition on DVD, and will include the following extra features:

  • Newly filmed introductions by Catherine Robbe-Grillet (2013)

  • Filmed interviews with Alain Robbe-Grillet by critic Frederic Taddei (2007)

  • New and exclusive full-length audio commentaries for each film by Tim Lucas

  • Original theatrical trailers

  • Illustrated booklet with a new essay by David Taylor, full film credits and on-set photographs