Ariadne by Billy Wilder
Ultra Collector Box Blu-ray + DVD + Book 160 pages
Billy Wilder's great classic in new 2K restoration
In Paris, the private detective Claude Chavasse specializes in cases of adultery. His daughter, Ariane, is fascinated by his work and more particularly by the case of playboy Frank Flannagan. When Ariane overhears a client of her father threatening to kill Flannagan, she runs to warn him of the danger that awaits him. When the jealous client arrives at the hotel, he finds the millionaire in the company of Ariane and not his unfaithful wife. Intrigued, Flannagan arranges a date with her the next afternoon…
Wonderfully combining cynicism and romanticism, wacky comedy and sentimental drama, Ariane marks the start of a fruitful collaboration between Billy Wilder and screenwriter IAL Diamond ( Some Like It Hot, Irma la Douce ) bringing together a trio of genius actors and exceptional (Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn and Maurice Chevalier). Available in its new and superb 2K restoration, Ariane is a pinnacle of sophisticated modernity in Wilder's career, here more provocative than ever!
Ariadne by Billy Wilder
(1957 – Black & White – 130 mins - VOSTF + VF)
New 2K Restoration
THE BOX CONTAINS*
// THE FILM ON BLU-RAY & DVD (NEW 2K RESTORATION)
// SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD)*
. ARIANE, SHOOTING REPORTS (26 mins)
By NT Binh, filmmaker, film critic and journalist. A journey through the paper and photo archives of the film Ariane at the Cinémathèque française, or how these precious documents still provide information on the film more than 60 years after its theatrical release.
. THROUGH ARIANE (26 mins)
At the heart of the archives of the Cinémathèque française, NT Binh returns to the genesis of Ariane and the direct influences of Billy Wilder, while developing an analysis around the cut scenes of the film discovered according to the annotated scenario.
. MAGNIFICENT COMPLICITY (9 mins)
Hubert de Givenchy talks about his meeting with Audrey Hepburn and their collaboration.
. PORTRAIT OF A “60% PERFECT” MAN: BILLY WILDER
BLU-RAY DISC™ EXCLUSIVE
a documentary by Annie Tresgot and Michel Ciment (1980 - Colors and B&W - 56 mins) (Director: Annie Tresgot - Interview: Michel Ciment)
"A 60% perfect man" is the definition of Billy Wilder by himself.
From Vienna to Hollywood, the eventful life of the famous director, narrated by himself. A film punctuated by very free comments from Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
*in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
// A 160 PAGE BOOK (INCLUDING 50 ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
"THE TRIUMPHANT NOVEL: ARIANE BY BILLY WILDER"
“By cutting into the best of my films, we could obtain an excellent film of forty-six minutes. - Billy Wilder
Combining interviews and analyzes published in the magazine Positif since the 1970s and put into perspective by contemporary authors, this unpublished work embellished with 50 archival photos highlights the work of Billy Wilder, undisputed master of American comedy 1950s and 1960s with films like Seven Years of Reflection and La Garçonnière , and reveals how the romantic triumphs in Ariane , one of the most beautiful models of the genre.
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL CREATED BY DEANNA HALSALL
Based in Manchester, Deanna Halsall works from contemporary forms combining subtle art deco influences and a few vintage notes. She has notably collaborated with The Guardian , Levis Vintage Clothing and NBC America.
Find all the creations of Deanna Halsall on deannahalsall.com
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 1.85 respected • Black & White • Length of Film: 130 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
Original Version / French Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles
1.85 format respected • 16/9 4/3 compatible • Black & White • Film length: 125 mins
Released November 18, 2020