Released on December 6, 2022 Currently on pre-order
THE LEGENDARY CITROËN EXPEDITION FILMED BY THE DIRECTOROF STUDIES ON PARIS
Financed by André Citroën, the expedition of the Mission Citroën Center-Asia, the Yellow Cruise, must link Beirut to Beijing in half-track vehicles. A first group led by Georges-Marie Haardt left Lebanon on April 4, 1931 to find a second group halfway from Beijing led by Victor Point. Forty men, including scientists and doctors, will travel thirty thousand kilometers across the Middle and Far East, braving bad weather, mechanical failures and political conflicts...
Poet and adventurer filmmaker, author of the highly acclaimed Études sur Paris , André Sauvage was hired to film this extraordinary epic for both scientific and promotional purposes. This incredible cinematographic testimony allows us to follow the adventures of a long and difficult expedition through which unfolds all the beauty and diversity of the landscapes, people and cultures encountered. The Yellow Cruise is a unique adventure available for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD in its splendid 2K restoration.
THE YELLOW CRUISE by André Sauvage (1932 - Black & White - 98 mins) New 2K restoration French version Blu-ray or DVD edition
. THE OTHER CRUISE OF ANDRÉ SAUVAGE (2022 – B&W – 109 mn – Silent) – Blu-ray™ exclusive – This unpublished video document shows all the cinematographic collection work carried out by the team commissioned by Pathé-Natan through the restitution of images, many of them unpublished, assembled following the chronology of the trip and identified thanks to the notes of filmmaker's work and other archives.
. 7 SHORTS
. IN THE ANNAMITE BUSH (1936 – B&W – 25 mn) . AFGHANISTAN (1938 – B&W – 14 mn) . PERSIA (1938 – B&W – 14 mins) . INDOCHINESE IMAGES (1939 – B&W – 18 mn) . THE YELLOW CRUISE (SHORT VERSION) (1971 – B&W – 18 mn) These five short films complete the story of the Yellow Cruise expedition and plunge the viewer into the Annamese bush and the remote regions of Afghanistan, Persia and Indochina, to meet the population.
. VIEWS OF BOIS-DES-PRÈS – SUMMER 1977 (1977 – Colors – 9 mn – Silent) . CHEZ ANDRÉ SAUVAGE, PAINTER, MUSICIAN, WRITER (1977 – Colors – 8 mn – Silent) These two new short films offer a colorful immersion in the intimacy of André Sauvage, multiple artist.
Comics 50 •HIGH DEFINITION MASTER• 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0• 1.37 format respected• Black & White Film length: 98 mins
DVD 9 •NEW RESTORED MASTER• NTSC • MPEG-2 ENCODING French Version Dolby Digital 1.0• 1.33 format respected• 4/3• Black & White Film length: 98 mins