Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The (1964): Jacques Demy’s Masterful Musical, Starring Catherine Deneuve (Special DVD Edition)

The angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched into stardom by The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a glorious musical heart-tugger from French maestro Jacques Demy.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
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French theatrical release poster
She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through the lilting songs of the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.
1964 * 92 minutes * Color * 5.1 surround * In French with English subtitles * 1.85:1 aspect ratio
Credits:
Directed, written by Jacques Demy
Written by Jacques Demy
Produced by Mag Bodard
Cinematography Jean Rabier
Edited by Anne-Marie Cotret, Monique TeisseireMusic by Michel Legrand

Production companies: Parc Film, Madeleine Films, Beta Film GmbH

Distributed by 20th Century Fox

Release dates: February 19, 1964 (France)
Running time: 91 minutes
Language French
Box office $7.6 million

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
* 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
* Once Upon a Time . . . “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a 2008 documentary
* Interview from 2014 with film scholar Rodney Hill
* French television interview from 1964 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand discussing the film
* Audio recordings of interviews with actor Catherine Deneuve (1983) and Legrand (1991) at the National Film Theatre in London
* Restoration demonstration
* Trailer
* PLUS: An essay by critic Jim Ridley
BLU-RAY EDITION
SRP $39.95
PREBOOK 3/14/17
STREET 4/11/17
CAT. NO. CC2755BD
ISBN 978-1-68143-292-2
UPC 7-15515-19681-9
DVD EDITION
SRP $29.95
PREBOOK 3/14/17
STREET 4/11/17
CAT. NO. CC2756DDVD
ISBN 978-1-68143-293-9
UPC 7-15515-19691-8