'Pierre Etaix' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST by

A boxed set of eight films from the French auteur is planned for Blu-ray in April.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is preparing 'Pierre Etaix' for Blu-ray on April 23.

A French comedy master whose films went unseen for decades as a result of legal tangles, director-actor Pierre Etaix is a treasure the cinematic world has rediscovered and taken up with relish.

The 2-Disc Blu-ray set will feature 1080p video, uncompressed mono soundtracks, and supplements will include: New interview with director Pierre Etaix; New video introductions by Etaix to seven of the films; Pierre Etaix, un destin animé (2010), a portrait of the life and work of the director by his wife, Odile Etaix; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic David Cairns.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $59.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Pierre Etaix' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 23.

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Pierre Etaix (Blu-ray)
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