'The Earrings of Madame de...' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Mon May 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT by

Max Ophuls' 1953 French romance heads to Blu-ray in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion will be bringing 'The Earrings of Madame de...' to Blu-ray on August 6.

The most cherished work from French master Max Ophuls, 'The Earrings of Madame de...' is a profoundly emotional, cinematographically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance.

The Blu-ray will feature a restored 1080p digital film transfer, uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary featuring film scholars Susan White and Gaylyn Studlar; Introduction by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson; Interviews with director Max Ophuls's collaborators Alan Jessua, Marc Frédérix, and Annette Wademant; Visual essay by film scholar Tag Gallagher; Archival interview with novelist Louise de Vilmorin on Ophuls's adaptation of her story; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell, an excerpt from costume designer Georges Annenkov's 1962 book Max Ophuls, and the 1951 source novel by Vilmorin, Madame de.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Earrings of Madame de...' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 6.

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