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The Films of: Jacques Tati (Jour de Fete / Mr Hulot's Holiday / Mon Oncle / Playtime)

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Jacques Tati is one of the great comic icons of French cinema, a Gallic equivalent of Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. This exclusive box set brings together his four masterpieces for the first time - all beautifully restored, plus a collection of bonus rarely seen Tati short films.


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Jacques Tati is one of the great comic icons of French cinema, a Gallic equivalent of Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton. This exclusive box set brings together his four masterpieces for the first time - all beautifully restored, plus a collection of bonus rarely seen Tati short films.

JOUR DE FETE (1949): Jacques Tati plays the role of a mailman in a small French village in his first feature film. After viewing a film about efficiency in the American postal system, the mailman decides to upgrade his archaic means of delivering mail.

MR HULOT'S HOLIDAY (1953): Pipe-smoking Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati's endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. The first entry in the Hulot series is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick.

MON ONCLE (1958): Jacques Tati's eccentric hero Monsieur Hulot is let loose in the ultramodern home of his sister and in an antiseptic factory that manufactures plastic hose. Slapstick prevails in the second entry of the Hulot series, a delightful satire of mechanised living.

PLAYTIME (1967): The endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot wanders through modernist Paris trying to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusion of the encroaching age of technology.
  • Published
    2005-04-13
  • Actors
    Louis Perrault,Guy Decomble,Barbara Dennek,Jean-Pierre Zola,Jacques Tati
  • Director
    Jacques Tati
  • Run Time
    388
  • TV Series
    No
  • Region
    4
  • Languages
    French
  • Genre
    Comedy
  • Number Of Discs
    4
  • Format
    DVD
  • Aspect Ratio
    4:3 Full Frame,1.85:1 Widescreen
  • Packaging Details
    Box Set with Amarays
  • Special Features
    New digital transfers, with restored image and sound, presented in their original theatrical aspect ratio, displaying new and improved English subtitles
    ,Three short films directed by or starring Jacques Tati: Soigne Ton Gauche (1936), The School for Postmen (1947) and Evening Classes (1967).
  • Subtitles
    English
  • Age Rating
    G
  • Audio
    Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Boxset
    Yes
  • Limited Edition
    No
  • Release Date
    Wed Apr 13 00:00:00 AEST 2005
  • Brand Name
    Madman Entertainment
  • Country Of Origin
    France
  • Boxed Width
    13.6 cm
  • Boxed Length
    19.3 cm
  • Boxed Height
    6.1 cm
  • Product Code
    WCC100000000070190
  • Reference Number
    070190
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