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Title: Playtime (IMDb)
Starring: Jacques Tati
Released: 18th August 2009
SRP: $39.95

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Criterion has announced a Blu-ray release of Playtime which stars Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, and Rita Maiden. The Jacques Tati directed film will be available to own from the 18th August, and should retail at around $39.95. Extras will include a Video Introduction by Writer, Director, and Performer, Selected Scene Commentary with Film Historian Philip Kemp, a short documentary "Au-dela de Playtime", "Tati Story" a Short Biographical Film about Tati, a Rare Audio Interview with Tati (1972), a Video Interview with Sylvette Baudrot, a 1967 Short Film "Cours du Soir, an Essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and more.



Quote: Jacques Tati's gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in the age of technology reached their creative apex with Playtime. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-year-long, bank-breaking production, Tati again thrust the endearingly clumsy, resolutely old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot, along with a host of other lost souls, into a bafflingtly modernist Paris. With every inch of its superwide frame crammed with hilarity and inventiveness, Playtime is a lasting testament to a modern age tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion.

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