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 Jean-Pierre Leaud, Bulle Ogier, Michael Lonsdale, Juliet Berto, Geraldine Chaplin, Joe Dallesandro, Maria Schneider
Jacques Rivette
121 Mins.
Arrow Video


 "Jacques Rivette Collection" Limited Edition Arriving on DVD/Blu-ray 

Originally released as a collection in the U.K. in 2016, the Jacques Rivette Collection arrives in the U.S. courtesy of the Arrow Academy on May 23, 2017 in a delightful six-disc set that serves up some of the French director's most difficult to view works. 

It was in 1975 that Rivette reunited with Out 1 producer Stephane Tchal Gadjieff proposing the idea of a four-film cycle of interconnected films - each in a different genre. In Rivette's vision, one was to be a love story, another a Western, another a fantastical thriller, and the final a musical comedy starring Anna Karina and Jean Marais. Due to ill health, only two of the films were completed - Duelle finds Rivette in fantasy territory as the Queen of the Sun (Bulle Ogier) and the Queen of the Night (Juliet Berto) search for a magical diamond in present day. Noroît, a loose adaptation of The Revenger's Tragedy and a pirate tale, stars Geraldine Chaplin. The third film was to star Albert Finney and Leslie Caron in Marie et Julien, but could not be completed due to Rivette's nervous exhaustion. When he recovered and returned to filmmaking, he instead turned to Merry-Go-Round, a surrealistic film starring Joe Dallesandro and Maria Schneider. 

As seems to always be the case with Arrow, the Jacques Rivette Collection includes a wealth of extras for this limited edition including:


  • Limited Edition Collection [3,000 Copies]
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all films from brand new 2K restorations of the films with Out 1 supervised by cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn
  • Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
  • Optional newly-translated English subtitles for all films
  • The Mysteries of Paris: Jacques Rivette’s Out 1 Revisited – a brand-new feature length documentary by Robert Fischer and Wilfried Reichart containing interviews with actors Bulle Ogier, Michael Lonsdale and Hermine Karagheuz, cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, assistant director Jean-François Stévenin and producer Stéphane Tchalgadjieff, as well as rare archival interviews with actors Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Michel Delahaye, and director Jacques Rivette
  • Scenes from a Parallel Life: Jacques Rivette Remembers – archive interview with the director, in which he discusses Duelle (une quarantaine), Noroît (une vengeance) and Merry-Go-Round, featuring additional statements from Bulle Ogier and Hermine Karagheuz
  • Brand-new interview with critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, who reported from the sets of both Duelle (une quarantaine) and Noroît (une vengeance)
  • Exclusive perfect-bound book containing new writing on the films by Mary M. Wiles, Brad Stevens, Ginette Vincendeau and Nick Pinkerton