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340 minutes on four discs, b/w

Starring Catherine Deneuve, Elke Sommer and Agnes Laurent
Special Features • Original Theatrical Trailers Photo Galleries • Film Notes Vintage Trailer Gallery

UPC: 7-20229-91454-3
Catalog #: FRF 914543D
SRP: $49.95 /
Can. $54.95

Street Date: January 18


This new DVD box set features the following four sexy classics from the 60s on four discs:

When sex takes a holiday, it goes to Paris! French sex kitten Agnes Laurent plays a spoiled young provincial girl who coerces her wealthy parents into sending her to Paris. Once in Paris, Agnes discovers the bohemian nightclubs where strip-tease has become so popular – and in no time the timid country girl goes from spectator to performer!

Escaping a family scandal, a young woman enters an exclusive boarding school for girls and falls in with a clique of attractive young vixens. When one of the girls develops a crush on her, she must choose between that forbidden love and the charms of a handsome young suitor. Banned in New York, it stars Agnes Laurent and Catherine Deneuve (in her first film role).

Swedish sex bomb Elke Sommer stars in this steamy beach romance filmed on the exotic French Riviera. A young man falls in with a group of wealthy and attractive bon vivants who live a pleasure-filled existence. Soon he must choose between two women – wild Elke and a shy actress. Featuring a scintillating score by Charles Aznavour and songs by music idol Johnny Halliday.

Elke Sommer, in her last French film before beginning her American career, plays a French model who travels to Rome after being hired by its leading fashion house. In no time she meets the finest of Roman society...and becomes embroiled in a dangerous spy plot. Notable for its famous nude scene of Elke and a climax atop the Musee d’Orsay, it also features music by jazz great Charles Aznavour.


“Sexy swinging in the 60s, Euro-style!” - Slant Magazine

“Elke Sommer is filmdom’s friskiest frisk!” - Playboy Magazine

“Miss Laurent has a better figure than Mlle Bardot!” - Los Angeles Times

“A sexy delight! Young, nubile French girls with a tendency to fall madly in love and take their shirts off.” - Entertainment Today


Four Enticing Gems from the Land of Ooh La La

360 minutes on four discs, color, French w/English subtitles

Four French films on four discs
tarring Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher), Ludivine Sagnier (Swimming Pool), Judith Godreche (Ridicule), and Hélène Fillières (Lady Chatterley)

UPC: 7-20229-91457-4
Catalog #: FRF 914574D
SRP: $49.95

Street Date: February 22


This new DVD box set features the following four enticing gems from the land of Ooh La La:

La Vie Promise
A film by Olivier Dahan. Isabelle Huppert stars as Sylvia, a weary prostitute who re-connects with her estranged teenage daughter. Fleeing the French Mediterranean, they head north. Desperate not to see her daughter repeat her own mistakes, Sylvia tries to re-discover her once promising past. "La Vie Promise reminds us that Isabelle Huppert is is contestably one of the very great screen actresses." -Los Angeles Times

La Petite Lili
A film by Claude Miller. Ludivine Sagnier (star of Swimming Pool), is the love and muse of an idealistic young filmmaker in this modern adaptation of Chekov's classic play The Seagull. Beginning with its steamy opening scene, this provocative reinvention of Chekov is "a first-rate piece of cinema" (Chicago Tribune). "A work of whimsy, passion and visual lushness!"
-Hollywood Reporter

La Désenchantée
A film by Benoit Jacquot. Judith Godreche plays an enchanting young Parisian girl whose boyfriend, in the middle of a petty argument, dares her to bed the ugliest man she can find, to test her love for him. Taking a simple premise and a beautiful young woman, Benoit Jacquot has created a masterpiece of French cinema. "A very sexy movie!" -Detroit Free Press

A film by Julie Lopes-Curval. Winner of the prestigious Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Seaside is set in a once-fashionable seaside resort town, and revolves around the beautiful Marie. Marie, bored with her life and her clumsy boyfriend, begins to look for romance elsewhere. "An excellent cast makes Seaside pleasurable viewing!" -New York Post



100 minutes, color, Portuguese & Spanish w/English subtitles, 2010

A film by Mario Pasta
Starring Seu Jorge (City of God, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)

UPC: 7-20229-91456-7
Catalog #: FRF 914567D
SRP: $27.95
/ Can. $29.95

Street Date: February 22

  Carmo would do anything to escape the hellhole of a Brazilian border town where she lives. So when a lonesome, wheelchair-bound low-life named Marco arrives on the scene, she jumps at the chance to help him transport a shipment of smuggled goods. An unlikely romance unfolds as the two are chased through a lush and jagged South American landscape by bandidos, the police and their own passions alike. A lawless, reckless journey of self-discovery, this Sundance dazzler refuels the classic road-trip genre.  

“A screwball road movie inspired by the wildest stylings of Leone, Fellini and Tarantino!” - Variety

“Terrifically offbeat and charming! Intriguing characters and strong lead performances. Double crosses, playful absurdity, and even a little romance.” - This Week in New York

Pulp Fiction meets It Happened One Night. Rueful humor and tropical sensuality!”
- The New York Times

“The charismatic leads display an undeniable chemistry.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Road movie, character study, thriller, travelogue, chase film, comedy, religious satire, globalization tract, family dramedy...this lively movie is so full of vivacious characters and non-stop events that the few times it pauses to rest a bit, you’ll be happy to catch your breath.”
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84 minutes, color, 2010

A film by Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room,
Dont Look Back)

Special Features • Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer Demonstrates How to Make Sugar Sculptures • Outtakes • Filmmaker Biographies

UPC: 7-20229-91450-5
Catalog #: FRF 914505D
SRP: $27.95
/ Can. $29.95

Street Date: February 22


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From the makers of the documentary classics Dont Look Back and The War Room. D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus are simply the best - so when they turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), France’s Nobel Prize for pastry, you’re in for a treat. Sixteen chefs whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions, and there is edge-of-the-seat drama as they deliver their fantastical, spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters prove both poignant and hilarious. (Courtesy of Film Forum)

Pennebaker and Hegedus secured exclusive access to shoot this epic, never-before-filmed test of France’s finest artisans. The film follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, as he journeys back to his childhood home of Alsace to practice for the contest. Also profiled is chef Regis Lazard, who is competing for the second time (he dropped his sugar sculpture the first time), and chef Philippe Rigollot, from Maison Pic, France’s only three-star restaurant owned by a woman.

During the grueling final competition, chefs work under constant scrutiny by master judges, whose critical palates evaluate their elaborate pastries. Finally, these pastry marathoners racing the clock must hand carry all their creations including their fragile sugar sculptures through a series of rooms to a final buffet area without shattering them. The film captures the high-stakes drama of the competition - passion, sacrifice, disappointment, and joy - in the quest to become one of the Kings of Pastry.


“Spellbinding brilliance, high drama and humor!” - Chicago Tribune

“Critic's Pick! You'll bite your nails and lick your lips!” - New York Magazine

“Nerve-wracking suspense.” - The New York Times

“Forget Masterchef. This is the culinary Hurt Locker.” - Herald Scotland

“Potent & riveting.” - Variety

“World Cup-size thrills, tension, and glory! So mouthwatering and jazzily presented that it makes the Food Network look like reheated leftovers in comparison.” - The Village Voice

“How sweet it is! The ultimate sugar high.” - New York Post

“Critic's Pick! Alluring & irresistible! Everything looks so mouthwatering that no one should dare watch this film on even a half-empty stomach!” - Los Angeles Times

“Wonderful!” - Ruth Reichl

“A revealing window on artistry, obsession, triumph, tragedy, and cream puffs.” - Boston Globe

! Finger-clenching tension! This real-life ‘Top Chef’ will have you gasping in shock and crying out in despair, but there are plenty of sweet moments as well!” - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Word to the wise: Do not watch while hungry.” - Philadelphia Daily News

“Delivers huge servings of emotionally wrenching drama and delicious visuals! Hegedus and Pennebaker are at their peak with Kings of Pastry...entertainment as rich as the desserts on display!” - Film Journal International

“How exciting can a cooking movie be? As it turns out, really exciting.” - Kansas City Star

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