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C'etait un Rendezvous DVD

by Claude Lelouch

under 9 minutes
Digitally re-mastered from the original
NTSC version, no country codes
Language: English English , Français
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-1049-8
List Price: $29.95
Price: $19.95

C'Etait un Rendezvous - DVD

Filmed in 1976, the revered short film (a heartpounding 9 minutes) by director Claude Lelouch (director of Academy Award winning "A Man and a Woman"/"Un Homme et Une Femme") is regarded as the ultimate chase scene - the connoisseurs trump card in response to "Bullitt" or "The French Connection". Lack of availability (pirated poor quality VHS copies were being traded at $50 on the internet) has only fueled the myths surrounding the film...

  • Was Lelouch really arrested when it was first shown?
  • Who drove the car, was it Lelouch or a hired Formula One driver?
  • What was the car, a Ferrari 275 GTB?
  • How did he do it?

What we do know is that there are no special effects, no speeding up of the film or blocking off the streets. Lelouch simply mounted the camera on the front of the car and captures a quite literally death-defying drive through the streets of a beautiful 1970s Paris with a striking twist at the journeys end. The 'soundtrack' is just as pure - the brutal wail of the engine, squealing tires and the roar of the exhaust.

Sound options:
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
  • Dolby Digital for prologic decoders
  • Stereo

The DVD also features trailers and background information about the making of the film under the heading "The Legend"

"In the canon of car films, the Holy Trinity is John Frankenheimers Grand Prix (1966), Lee H. Katzin's Le Mans (1971) with Steve McQueen, and Claude Lelouchs CEtait un rendezvous (1976)...

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still from the film
A street in Paris flying passed the nose of the alleged Ferrari 275 GTB in C' Était Un Rendezvous.
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still from the film
Video Clip: 56k | 300k
CȎtait un Rendezvous DVD
CȎtait un Rendezvous DVD
Wholesale Case Quantity: 1
BSIN: H706
ISBN: 0-8376-1049-4 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-1049-8 (ISBN-13)
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