Monday, April 6, 2009
While my review of the actual film will be posted in the near future, I did want to post a big recommendation to Redemption/Salvation's DVD of one of Rollin's rarest films, 1981's Les Paumées du Petit Matin (entitled The Escapees on DVD). The disc is a really splendid one featuring a solid widescreen print (as shown in my screen-caps below) with optional English subtitles. Redemption worked directly with Rollin on the disc and, trust me, this film has never looked better. The disc also comes with a wonderful near thirty minute interview with Rollin where the great man discusses both The Escapees and his career. Set in his apartment and around Paris, this interview is worth the cheap price of the disc alone. Thanks so much to Redemption/Salvation for putting out this incredibly hard to come by film and, like I said, my full review will be coming very soon.