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La Grande Illusion

Sound & Vision Magazine
23 January 2013
  • Excerpt: For decades, cineastes could watch only a murky print of what they were told was a gorgeous classic. Then, in the 1990s, the original camera negative—which the Nazis had supposedly destroyed—turned up in a film archive in Toulouse. A theatrical release, which I saw in New York’s Quad Cinema, was a revelation: the depth of field, the clarity of the faces, the backdrops, the contrasts.
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Rock! Shock! Pop!
21 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Directed by Jean Renoir, who co-wrote with Charles Spaak, 1937’s La Grande Illusion is widely considered one of the greatest and most important films to ever deal with the themes of war, both in terms of military conflict and class struggle.
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La Grande Illusion Review

DoBlu
10 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Hailed a masterpiece practically as soon as it was released, La Grande Illusion is Jean Renoir’s 1937 French classic. Nominally about a small group of French officers held in a World War I German prison camp, the movie is much more than a story about prisoners of war trying to escape from their situation.
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La Grande Illusion (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
6 August 2012
  • Excerpt: When the influential magazine Sight & Sound released its 2012 list of the top fifty movies of all time—a list it has released every decade since 1952—the big surprise was that Vertigo had replaced Citizen Kane as the No. 1 film of all time, according to those who had been polled. Sure, that's big news because Citizen Kane has been the greatest film according to the poll for literally decades, but all the brouhaha over the switch hides the fact that the vast majority of...
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La Grande Illusion

High-Def Digest
31 July 2012
  • Conclusion: With its gorgeous cinematic form, emotional story, and infinitely deep thematic content, 'La Grande Illusion' cements itself as a seminal work of motion picture art. Renoir weaves a heartfelt, humanist tale about friendship, sacrifice, and the illusory divisions of class and warfare. Simply put, this is one of the greatest films ever made. Beautifully restored from the original negative, the video transfer looks fantastic.
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Overall 9
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La Grande Illusion Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
26 July 2012
  • Summary: How many films that you've seen this year will be remembered in 2087? Probably very few, if we're being honest with ourselves One of the benefits of time passing is that it has a way of separating the wheat from the chaff, so that even today's acclaimed "masterpiece" can seem after a few years to be nothing more than a passing fad, as it were.
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LA GRANDE ILLUSION - Blu-ray Review

moviemet.com
10 July 2012
  • Summary: The men in "La Grande Illusion" are bound by duty, torn apart by the war, and yet they reach out to each other because of a basic courtesy to other human beings.
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La Grande Illusion Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
23 March 2012
  • Summary: Winner of Best Overall Artistic Contribution Award at the Venice Film Festival, Jean Renoir's "La Grande Illusion" (1937) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Studio Canal. The supplemental features on the disc include two original trailers; introduction to the film by professor Ginette Vincendeau; video interview with Natacha Laurent from La Cinematique de Toulouse; video interview with film historian Olivier Curchod; video interview with script instructor John Truby;...
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La Grande Illusion Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
12 March 2012
  • Summary: Winner of Best Overall Artistic Contribution Award at the Venice Film Festival, Jean Renoir's "La Grande Illusion" (1937) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of French distributors Studio Canal. The supplemental features on the disc include two original trailers; introduction to the film by professor Ginette Vincendeau; video interview with Natacha Laurent from La Cinematique de Toulouse; video interview with film historian Olivier Curchod; video interview with script instructor...
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La Grande Illusion

Empire Online
5 July 2012
  • Conclusion: A moving and inspiring story of soldiers stuck in a POW camp, with stunning direction from Renoir, getting performances from Fresnay and von Stonheim in particular. that were well overlooked come Oscar time.
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