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Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie, The (Le Charme Discret De La Bourgeoisie)

Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 47 (April 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, St

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
The first disc includes (along with the movie)

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): The Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): DIS610
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): Disc 1: DVD-9/Disc 2: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 101
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1972
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/19/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Luis Bu
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Winner of the 1972 Oscar

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits hues that are well balanced with accurate fleshtones, though blacks are slightly weak at times. The picture looks great for its age, exhibiting a crisp picture with sharp images and nicely rendered detail. The picture is very clean, with few source element artifacts and little film grain noticed. Edge enhancement is noticed, but is minimally distracting. Criterion must be proud of this one. (Suzanne Hodges)

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