'Trans-Europ Express' & 'Successive Slidings of Pleasure' Blu-ray Bound

Posted Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 06:00 AM PST by

Two films from French director Alain Robbe-Grillet will make their Blu-ray debut in February.

In an early announcement to retailers, Kino is preparing 'Trans-Europ Express' and 'Successive Slidings of Pleasure' for Blu-ray on February 11.

'Trans-Europ Express' - A film director, Jean, his producer, Marc, and his assistant, Lucette, board the Trans-Europ-Express in Paris bound for Antwerp. Once in their compartment it occurs to them that the drama of life aboard the train presents possibilities for a film, and they begin to write a script about dope smuggling. Subsequently, they see actor Jean-Louis Trintignant walking through the station. As seen through the eyes of Jean, Marc, and Lucette, Trintignant becomes Elias, the chief character in the script. Elias is going to Antwerp to pick up a suitcase of cocaine for delivery to an international organization based in Paris.

'Successive Slidings of Pleasure' - A young woman is questioned by the police and the judges, suspected of being a modern witch. The girl who shared her apartment has been found dead, and a pair of scissors impaled through her heart, as she lay attached to the bedposts. Apparently, the girl does have powers, to make all people around her fall prey to her spell, glissing progressively into desire, lust, and the unknown.

Specs have not been announced yet but both films have been newly mastered in HD from the original 35mm elements, and supplements for each disc will include: an Interview with Alain Robbe-Grillet; Three trailers for the films of Alain Robbe-Grillet; and a 2014 promo short.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $34.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Trans-Europ Express' & 'Successive Slidings of Pleasure' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under February 11.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Trans-Europ Express (Blu-ray)
Successive Slidings of Pleasure (Blu-ray)
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