Tuesday, September 16, 2008

C'est magnifique

Max Ophuls' splendid The Earrings of Madame De..., surely one of my Top 10 favorite films if I ever decided to beat my brains in to create such a list (The Bride of Frankenstein, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, 1933 King Kong, Madame De...--five more to go!), gets the deluxe Criterion Collection treatment today on DVD, along with Ophuls' La Ronde and Le Plaisir. (Ophuls'Lola Montes has been restored and is soon to make the rep house rounds beginning at Film Forum; no doubt it, too, will be enshrined by the label.) Buy it, Netflix it--Madame awaits your pleasure.

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