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Agnes Varda on DVD

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Masters of Cinema reported today that Agnes Varda’s Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961) and Daguerreotypes (1975) were recently released on DVD by Cine-Tamaris, the company that Varda co-founded with her late husband, Jacques Demy. MoC does not report on the two-disc set’s region coding or whether it has subtitles. I don’t know if you parlez the Francais, but if you’ve found your way to this site, you probably have a region-free player. And if you don’t maybe you should think about it.

While major works like The Gleaners and I and Vagabond are easy to find, it’s a shame that more of Varda’s films are not available on video — either in the US or elsewhere. Could someone, somewhere please release La Pointe Courte?

Qu’est-ce que vous en pensez, Agnes?

ADDENDUM: My savvy lady-friend (who also helped me with my French) has suggested posting a site for people that want to hack their Region-1 DVD players so that they’re region free. Here it is.

ADDENDUM 2: Stephanie at Cine-tamaris has let me know that the DVD set is Region-2, and it has English and German subtitles. Thanks!