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Irma Vep: Essential Edition DVD

Studio: Zeitgeist Video

Nov 01, 2008 Year End 2008 - Best of 2008 Bookmark and Share

French auteur Oliver Assayas’ smart and clever sendup of the French film industry, Irma Vep, finally arrives in special edition form on DVD some 10+ years after its release. The ultra-meta dreamlike film stars the luminous Maggie Cheung (who gives great image) as herself as an actress cast in a disastrous attempt to remake the silent film Les Vampires. Sonic Youth and Luna songs on the soundtrack only add to the pop firecracker that remains to this day, Assayas’ (Demonlover) finest moment. The new features include a new transfer, a 20-page booklet, on-set footage, the French trailer, and a non-screen-specific commentary that’s actually a discussion between Assayas and critic Jean-Michel Frodon at a film festival.


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