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Alain Delon Collection (Version française) [Import]

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  • Actors: Alain Delon, Nathalie Baye, Senta Berger, Simone Signoret, Romy Schneider
  • Directors: Bertrand Blier, Jacques Deray, José Giovanni, Julien Duvivier, Pierre Granier-Deferre
  • Writers: Bertrand Blier, Alain Page, Franco Verucci
  • Format: Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • Release Date: March 25 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0012E2F5G
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2out of 5 means it's not worth buying,unless your wife's fantasy was ALAIN DELON.LA PISCINE is a murder mystery in which DELON is jealous of his friend RONET and kills him;it last a lifetime while the story is uninteresting;DIABOLIQUEMENT VOTRE is another misfire in which DELON lose his memory after a car accident;SENTA BERGER is gorgeous but can't save the film;LA VEUVE COUDERC is a FRENCH rural story that has DELON an escaped convict that goes to work on SIGNORET'S farm;slow moving but worth viewing;LE GITAN is the best of the collection;DELON manages to escape from the police in that one;NOTRE HISTOIRE by director BERTRAND BLIER is a disaster,even if it proves that DELON can take chances.If you understand the end, that has DELON returning home to BAYE after a nervous breakdown that had her met him on a train under a different name you are a genius.
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Alain was always one of my favored actors since the love story with my country mate Romy Schneider. He made a true actress
out of her.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa177d900) out of 5 stars 37 reviews
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HASH(0xa17ab5d0) out of 5 stars Delon is intriguing July 11 2011
By Spunkychk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I'm reviewing Le Piscine (The Swimming Pool). The setting is up the mountain from St Tropez, FR. The characters are Parisians on vacation for a month renting a villa with a beautiful stone swimming pool/terrace. Handsome Delon and lovely (sexy) Romy Schneider are together for healing - it seems Delon's character at one point in his recent past tried to commit suicide. Suddenly an old lover of Romy's arrives uninvited who's surprisingly brought his pretty teenage daughter that no one ever knew he had. Romy's Ex apparently has been showing up lately in the couple's life & it seems to Delon he's trying to split them up. Needless to say Delon is not happy when Romy invites them to stay for a few days. This awkward arrangement, where Delon seems to be left with the teenager alone, is the beginning of an interesting kind of triangle.

That is the basis of this 120 minute movie. Some say it drags at times, but I am so fascinated by the gorgeous setting and characters, that the slow casual pace doesn't concern me. Even details of meals intrigue the viewer, and you'll get a good laugh from a party that is suddenly sprung upon the vacationing couple by their guest who has friends down in St Tropez... probably to put a dent in the romantic atmosphere the couple so longed for.

If you're new to Delon & Schneider, you are in for a treat. This couple has zinging electricity together on screen... off screen the two were the hottest couple in Europe during their 4-6 year engagement which ended in heart break due to their diverging budding careers.

Think of this as purchasing The Swimming Pool and with it you get 4 extra dramatic movies by one the best actors in Europe during the late 50's to 90's. Delon is one of the most handsome & talented actors of his generation. He's the "James Dean of France" who didn't die - who went on to have a full career - and Romy? she is unique unto herself.
24 of 31 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa17ab624) out of 5 stars not classics but not bad Dec 18 2008
By JJGittes - Published on Amazon.com
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The films in this collection are not exactly classics and do not compare with Delon's best works such as "Le Samourai" and "Mr. Klein". However, if you are a die-hard Delon fan, you will not be disappointed. Mostly average, some are better than others. 1) "Swimming Pool". If you are a fan of Romy Schneider, you will not be disappointed. She simply radiates. The plot moves terribly slowly. It's a weak rehash of the "Purple Noon". 2) "Diabolically Yours". Silly and outdated. Senta Burger, then popular Germain actress, is not in the same league as Romy Schneider. 3) "Widow Courderc". This is excellent. Almost classic. The film is beautiful to look at with its natural setting. Good period details. Great acting abounds. Simone Signoret gives thoughtful, heart-breaking performance. If the ending was not so ridiculous, it would have been a classic. 4) "Gipsy". An average crime drama. so called B-film. 5) "Notre Histore". This is an interesting turn for Delon. He is actually more expressive than usual and shows a wider emotional range here. But overall this stylized film is rather boring to sit through.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa17aba5c) out of 5 stars Good value for less well known AlainDelon work May 10 2010
By Janet B. Heywood - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very good collection of the less well known works of Alain Delon. And it includes The Swimming Pool with Romy Schneider & Jane Birkin. But like any collected works, if you are not a Delon fan it may be hard going for some. I think he is a terrific screen actor and the five films in this collection add to his repertoire of, say, the hero as outsider...Delon has an interiority totally unique & compelling. He's fabulous to watch! Voila.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa17aba44) out of 5 stars 60's - My dream era Sept. 26 2013
By Le musician - Published on Amazon.com
I had seen this movie when I was 8 years old. I couldn't remember everything in detail, but all these years, I had a vague memory of Alain delon and Romy Schneider in this movie. I've been thinking of and wanting to see this movie again as an adult. When I searched for it and found it in the Prime section, I was so very excited. 60's are my favorite era and everything about those years is nothing but the best memories of fine living in every way. Thank you Amazon for bringing back all those wonderful memories.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa17abad4) out of 5 stars Alain Delon in An Excellent Collection from Studio Canal.... Feb. 24 2015
By Carlos Romero natural cinephile - Published on Amazon.com
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In this excellent collection from Studio Canal "Screen Icons: Alain Delon" we get 5 very distinctive films of his, with some strong performances by him as well.

First-up is the stylish-new-wave classic from 1960 "Plein soleil" ("Purple Noon") and directed by none other than
René Clément. What more can I say about this film, that hasn't already been said! Alain Delon gives a taut and enigmatic performance (as Tom Ripley), and he really is the epitome of "cool"; you actually kind of sympathize with him and, want him to get away with it all. Now, so many people have different opinions on what this story may actually mean, and I have mine too. Never having read the book, I can only base it on the context of the film (but I'm sure it's very faithful to the original storyline). I believe at the heart of this story: there is an assertion being made; of the symbiotic relationship between Americans (U.S. foreign policy) and sociopathic behavior. Anyway, that's how I see it!

The film had excellent production values: the lush cinematography is by master 'lensman' Henri Decaë, and with music by Nino Rota. The rest of the cast were all very good too: Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforet, etc. The DVD picture and sound quality is excellent, the film has been fully-restored. PAL format, French (English subtitles), NR 113 mins.

Our second feature is a true masterpiece of the Cinema. Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'eclisse" ("The Eclipse") is an existentialist masterwork that has been widely written/talked-about by film scholars, critics, and fans alike, since its initial release in 1962. What more can I add that hasn't already been said? I will say this much: Antonioni has probably given us, one of the most eloquent and poetic films, dealing with the subject of: alienation, abstraction, and the disintegration of the human-being; into an uncaring, egotistical and materialistic automaton, that is no longer responsive to other human-beings/the natural world for that matter. The film's symbolism and message is still very relevant even today (especially the part about the ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation). Alain Delon and Antonioni's "muse" --- Monica Vitti, were both simply amazing in their own way. The DVD picture and sound quality is excellent, the film has been fully-restored. PAL format, Italian (English subtitles), NR 121 mins.

The third film in the collection is a classic of its genre. Jean Pierre Melville's "Un flic" ("The Cop") from 1972, is a suspenseful and psychological crime-drama. 'Commissaire Eduard Coleman' (Alain Delon) and 'Simon' (Richard Crenna) are friends/foes on opposite sides of the law, and to make matters worse; they are both in love with the same woman ---'Cathy' (Catherine Deneuve). This is a tale of deception and betrayal that, explores the unwritten "code of honor" and the uneasy co-existence that lies between 'cops and robbers'. Richard Crenna was very good as the professional criminal and Alain Delon was suave and cool as ever. The ending of the film (really says it all), reiterated and emphasized the points of the plot that I touched upon. This an excellent Melville film. The DVD picture and sound quality is of course --- excellent. PAL format, French (English subtitles), NR 96 mins.

Next up is, one film in the collection that, distinguishes itself from the rest due to its classification in sci-fi/horror. "Traitement de shoc" ("Schock Treatment") from 1973 and directed by Alain Jessua, is an interesting work of its time, but its plot and storyline is even more applicable to our present state of world-affairs and conditions. I won't say anymore about this one, other than to say it's very good; and I don't think it's available on DVD on its own (with English subtitles anyway) and in the pristine condition as it is here. So, just for those reasons alone, this a worthy and rare addition (Annie Girardot never looked better). I will tell you that the film made waves back in its day for featuring FFN from all its leading actors! PAL format, French (English subtitles), NR 91 mins.

The last and final film in our collection, is the riveting and fast-paced crime-drama from 1975 "Flic Story", directed by Jacques Deray. This is the real-life story of the infamous criminal 'Emile Buisson' (Jean-Louis Trintignant), and the seasoned inspector 'Roger Borniche' (Alain Delon) that's been trying to nab him. Again, for the sake of brevity, I will just simply say that this is another excellent film depicting the similar dichotomy between 'cops' and 'criminals'. This is an excellent Deray film. PAL format, French (English subtitles), NR 107 mins.

This collection is worh every penny, and is a must have for every die-hard cinephile and Delon fan. And like I said: all the films have been fully-restored to a pristine state, what more can you ask for!

Love and Peace,
Carlos Romero