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Old 02-02-2018, 06:43 PM   #1
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I've been placing several international orders from Amazon, and I'm looking into France as my next one. What are some Blu-ray releases that are only available in France? Region Code doesn't matter, as I'm using a region free player. What I've come up with so far is the Jacket and Walter Hill's Geronimo; these are only available as French Blu-rays. Any other good ones, or just special French releases a Blu-ray collector needs to own?
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The Michael Haneke and Eric Rohmer box sets come to mind immediately. I also have Gun Crazy which is a superb package with hardbound book (in French) though it's mostly photographic. None have forced French subs but you have to be careful when ordering from France because it's often an issue.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:52 PM   #3
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The excellent A Very Long Engagement, only available as a French BD but has English subtitles. Great transfer as well!
Quite hard to get a hold of a copy these days though.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:27 PM   #4
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If you fancy noir, there are several France-only titles including:

Somewhere in the Night (1947)
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Somew...lu-ray/153264/

House of Strangers (1949)
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/House...lu-ray/164785/

Les Dernier des six
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Le-De...lu-ray/163689/

Joseph Losey's M (1951)
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/M-Blu-ray/151552/

The Left Hand of God (1955) Not noir, but Bogey fighting Communism
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-L...lu-ray/138753/

and also not noir, there is the delightful Fantomas trilogy
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Fanto...lu-ray/184131/



That's a start.

If you prefer Poetic Realism, there are several important early Duvivier titles as well.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:17 PM   #5
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If you’re looking for rare French titles, they immediately come to my mind:

Oscar
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Oscar-Blu-ray/106923/

Péril en la demeure
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Peril...Blu-ray/99860/

Both are region free, in French w/ English subtitles. Excellent films, too!
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are the subtitles removable on Losey's M?
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:21 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
are the subtitles removable on Losey's M?
no it's sidonis calysta release so french subs are forced...

Review from dvdbeaver : http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-r...51_blu-ray.htm

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Old 05-17-2018, 10:33 PM   #8
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Werner Herzog's Invincible (2001), with Tim Roth, is only available in France. The film looks good and is all in English, with removable French subs. That's one film in my collection that I'm very happy to have, that I wouldn't hold out for to be released in other regions.

Man on the Moon (1999), one of my favourite films, is only out in Scandinavia and France (reportedly with removable subtitles), but that's one title I'm hoping will hit stateside eventually.
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:32 PM   #9
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Two Jerry Schatzberg films not released outside of France on Blu Ray

Puzzle of a Downfall Child: https://www.amazon.fr/Portrait-enfan...rry+Schatzberg

Reunion: https://www.amazon.fr/LAmi-retrouvé-...rry+Schatzberg

Please note that the French subtitles for Puzzle of a Downfall Child can be easily switched off, however the French subtitles for Reunion cannot be.
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