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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie on 4K UHD, Blu-ray & DVD in June

17 May 2022

Studiocanal has announced the release of a stunning new 4K restoration of Luis Buñuel’s multi award winning surrealist satire, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

This virtually plotless tale of six middle-class guests and their interrupted attempts to have a meal together stars Fernando Rey (Tristana, The French Connection), Paul Frankeur (The Phantom of Liberty), Delphine Seyrig (Last Year at Marienbad, The Day of the Jackal), Bulle Ogier (L’amour fou), Stéphane Audran (Coup de Torchon, Babette's Feast) and Jean-Pierre Cassel (Murder on the Orient Express) and was the recipient of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar as well as two BAFTA awards on its release in 1972. 

Buñuel’s humorous satire depicts a group of friends – the Thévenots, the Sénéchals, Madame Thévenot’s younger sister Florence and Latin American ambassador Don Rafael Acosta – make repeated attempts to dine together, but are constantly frustrated by bizarre interruptions, including a series of dreams.

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie UHD and Blu-ray cover art

Following a pristine 4K restoration, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie will screen in selected cinemas from June, and will be available to own on 4K UHD for the very first time, as well as on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital from 20 June. Individual prices have yet to be confirmed, byut Amazon has priced them at £21.99 for the UHD, £15 for the Blu-ray, and £12 for the DVD, which by our reckoning is not bad at all.


  • New Analysis of 3 scenes of the film with critic Charles Tesson
  • New Critical Analysis of Charles Tesson
  • Critical Analysis of Professor Peter W. Evans
  • Interview with writer Jean-Claude Carrière
  • New Trailer (2022 Version)
  • Original Trailer