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Miramax Home Entertainment has done an outstanding job on this DVD box set of Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy. The movies Blue, White, and Red have been lovingly brought to disc and each DVD provides a wealth of supplemental material that far surpasses most deluxe DVD editions in terms of quantity and quality. Each DVD houses documentaries, interviews with cast and crew, audio commentary tracks, featurettes, and even a number of Kieslowski's early short films (which have never been commercially released for home viewing before). This collection was obviously a labor of love for Miramax, and they're to be commended for releasing such a beautiful set at a low price when it would be easy to justify asking much more for it. Each original movie has been digitally remastered and comes in a pristine widescreen anamorphic transfer only. Kieslowski was a master director with a unique way of telling stories visually (long stretches of each film are without dialogue) and his collaboration with longtime colleagues was so special that Red received three Academy Award nominations (it's extremely rare for the American academy to nominate movies that aren't in English for any award that falls outside of the Foreign Language Film category). The audio transfer is splendid and features classical composer Zbigniew Preisner's extremely popular score (music is intrinsic to each movie, and figures prominently in the plot of Blue). The French female leads of each film show off their impeccable English skills in interviews done especially for this set while they discuss selected scenes in their native tongue (a nice detail about the French way of dealing these selected scenes is that the actresses can ask for a scene or shot to be repeated if they wish). Each disc also houses in-depth English language audio commentaries from Kieslowski's American translator and interviews/scene discussions with the movies' producers, cinematographers, and editors. Not only do the movies in this outstanding box set merit multiple viewings but many of the discs' extras do as well.
Features

* Reflections on Bleu (Featurette)
* A discussion on Kieslowski's early years
* Conversation with Juliette Binoche on Kieslowski
* Audio commentary with Annette Insdorf
* Krzysztof Kieslowski's cinema lesson
* Marin Karmitz interview with selected scenes commentary
* Juliette Binoche selected scenes commentary
* Jacques Witta interview/commentary
* Kieslowski student film: Concert of Wishes
* Kieslowski filmography
* Original french language track/English subtitles
* Dolby digital surround sound
* Widescreen (1.85:1)-enhanced
* for 16x9 televisions
* A Look at Blanc
* A discussion on Krzysztof Kieslowski's later years
* A discussion on working with Kieslowski
* A conversation with Julie Delpy on Kieslowski
* Krzysztof Kieslowski's cinema lesson
* Audio commentary with Annette Insdorf
* Marin Karmitz interview
* Julie Delpy selected scenes commentary/interivew
* Behind the scenes of White with Krzysztof Kieslowski
* Kieslowski student films: Trolley, The Face, The Office
* Kieslowski filmography
* Original french language track/English subtitles
* Dolby digital surround sound
* Widescreen (1.85:1)-Enhanced for 16x9 televisions
* Insights into Trois Couleurs-Rouge
* A conversation with Irčne Jacob on Kieslowski
* Audio commentary with Annette Insdorf
* Krzysztof Kieslowski's cinema lesson
* Marin Karmitz interview
* Irčne Jacob selected scenes commentary
* Behind the scenes of Red with Krzysztof Kieslowski
* Jacques Witta interview/commentary
* Kieslowski filmography
* Red at cannes 1994
* Original french language track/English subtitles
* Dolby digital surround sound
* Widescreen (1.85:1)-Enhanced for 16x9 televisions

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WD30275 Three Colors Trilogy DVD (Red/White/1994/Blue/1993/Krzysztof Kieslowski) $39.99