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Old 04-03-2018, 01:02 AM   #1
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USA King of Hearts (1966) - June 12, 2018

The cult classic French Comedy/Drama King of Hearts (1966) from director Phillipe de Broca will finally be getting a Blu-ray on June 12th, courtesy of Cohen Media Group. The film received a s new 4K restoration for its 50th anniversary.


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During World War I, Scottish soldier Private Plumpick is sent on a mission to a village in the French countryside to disarm a bomb set by the retreating German army. Plumpick encounters a strange town occupied by the former residents of the local psychiatric hospital who escaped after the villagers deserted. Assuming roles like Bishop, Duke, barber, and circus ringmaster, they warmly accept the visitor as their King of Hearts. With his reconnaissance and bomb-defusing mission looming, Plumpick starts to prefer the acceptance of the insane locals over the insanity of the war raging outside. Since its debut, King of Hearts has become a worldwide cult favorite and stands out as one of de Broca’s most memorable films. Fifty years after its original release, this satirical look at the absurdities of war is presented in a gorgeous new 4K restoration for modern audiences to discover.

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I saw this film three or four times in the theater in Chicago when it first came out and I was going to Northwestern. An absolute gem. Also the first time I saw the wonderful, beautiful Geneviève Bujold.

One of the times I saw it was as part of one of the most unlikely double features of all time, with The Pawnbroker. That was just wrong.

Anyway, great news. I'll be first in line.
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I saw this for the first time about a year ago at a film festival. Genevieve Bujold was there to introduce the film. I was in heaven listening to her speak (and just seeing her). As for the film itself, I was surprised that I had never seen it before, especially with the following that it has. I need to see it again to make an assessment as it didn't all stick with me the first (and only) time I saw it. I'll be buying this.

(Here are a couple festival pics of Ms. Bujold being interviewed by Alicia Malone)

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Glad to finally have a release date. Feels like forever since this was first hinted at.
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The cult classic French Comedy/Drama King of Hearts (1966) from director Phillipe de Broca will finally be getting a Blu-ray on June 12th, courtesy of Cohen Media Group. The film received a s new 4K restoration for its 50th anniversary.

Time to skip down the street in black and white like Greta Gerwig.
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Glad to finally have a release date. Feels like forever since this was first hinted at.
It's funny too because before we knew Cohen had it, it was rumored for a couple years that Criterion would release it, and if you look on Amazon, it's erroneously listed as being released by the Criterion Collection.
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Pre-order up on BB for $17.99: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/king-of...skuId=33995189
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Waiting for Amazon to list it. Definite buy for me.
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Pre-order also up at DeepDiscount for around $18. This will be a steal during their next 15% off sale.

https://www.deepdiscount.com/king-of...s/741952839392
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... and also up for pre-order at Target.com for $15.49: https://www.target.com/p/king-of-hea...y/-/A-53588123
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