The British Film Institute has revealed that it is planning to release Dual Format Editions of two classic films directed by Jacques Tati: Jour De Fete (1949) and Mon Oncle (1958). Street date for the two releases is October 22.
Jour De Fete
One of Jacques Tati's most famous comedies, and his directorial debut. After observing the high-speed efficiency of the American postal service, the postman (Tati) of a sleepy French town is inspired to add a little zip into his own delivery route. This coincides with the arrival of the summer fair, and chaos ensues.
Special Features: Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition (on both Blu-ray and DVD) Original 1949 colour version, first seen by audiences in 1995. French language Also includes Tati's alternative 1964 re-edit, which re-works the original 1949 black and white version, adding a new character (the English-speaking painter) and elements of hand painted colour. English language Three Tati shorts: Soigne ton gauche (1936, 12 mins, b&w) L'Ecole des facteurs (1947, 15 mins, b&w) Cours du soir (1967, 28 mins, colour) (DVD only) Illustrated booklet with films notes and credits
Writer, director and star Jacques Tati reprises his character Monsieur Hulot from his 1953 film 'M. Hulot's Holiday'. In 'Mon Oncle', Hulot lives in a small backstreet dwelling which contrasts sharply with his brother's excessively modern, suburban lifestyle. When Hulot goes to work for his brother havoc ensues.
Special Features: Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition (on both Blu-ray and DVD) Original French language version Also includes the alternative English language version, prepared for the overseas market by Tati himself Original trailer Illustrated booklet with films notes and credits with its rarely heard English-language soundtrack
French label Carlotta Films has released a new trailer for the recent 4K restoration of Jacques Tati's PlayTime (1967), starring Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly, and Erika Dentzler. The new 4K restoration will be introduced in cinemas across France on July 16th.
On July 21, StudioCanal will also release on Blu-ray in the United Kingdom the Jacques Tati Collection, which will include the new 4K restoration of PlayTime.