Irma Vep (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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The live-wire world leap forward of Olivier Assayas stars a magnetic Maggie Cheung as a model of herself: a Hong Kong action-movie big name who arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade’s vintage silent crime serial Les vampires. What she reveals is a behind-the-scenes tangle of slightly managed chaos as egos conflict, romantic points of interest simmer, and an obsessive director (a cannily forged Jean-Pierre Léaud) drives himself to the threshold to appreciate his imaginative and prescient. Blending blasts of silent cinema, martial-arts flicks, and the song of Sonic Youth and Luna right into a hallucinatory swirl of postmodern cool, Assayas composes a witty critique of the nineties French movie business and the everlasting stress between artwork and industrial leisure. Director-Approved Two-Blu-ray Special Edition Features • New 2K virtual recovery from the unique digital camera destructive, authorized by means of director Olivier Assayas, with 5.1 encompass DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack • New interview with Assayas • On the Set of “Irma Vep,” a behind-the-scenes featurette • Interview from 2003 with Assayas and critic Charles Tesson • Interview from 2003 with actors Maggie Cheung and Nathalie Richard • Musidora, the Tenth Muse (2013), a documentary at the actor who originated the function of Irma Vep • Les vampires: Hypnotic Eyes (1916), the 6th episode in Louis Feuillade’s silent-film serial • Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung, a 1997 brief movie by means of Assayas • Black-and-white rushes for the movie • English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and difficult of listening to • PLUS: An essay by means of critic Aliza Ma