Histoire(s) DVD
May 15, 2007 7:39 PM   Subscribe

This was unexpected, because of the obvious copyright problems of a work composed almost entirely from clips of other works, and perhaps also because of Godard's opinion of digital video (at 7:48). (Previously on MetaFilter.)
posted by RogerB at 7:39 PM on May 15, 2007

(Amazon.fr is out of stock right now, perhaps because the DVD has been among their twenty bestsellers since its release.)
posted by RogerB at 7:41 PM on May 15, 2007

On convenient Region 2 DVD! bastards
posted by thethirdman at 7:48 PM on May 15, 2007

According to the DVDBeaver review the discs are actually region-free, despite what Amazon says. I haven't yet received my copy, so I can't personally confirm this.
posted by RogerB at 7:51 PM on May 15, 2007

There are ways around the region code...
posted by Samizdata at 8:24 PM on May 15, 2007

the version at gaumont.fr is supposed to be newer; region-free and english subtitles...

great to see this.

me, i'm waiting for more greenaway, obscure fellini, etc...
posted by fisherKing at 9:12 PM on May 15, 2007

At the risk of restating the obvious, the Gaumont DVD set is the one I linked to in the post (on Amazon.fr and reviewed by DVDBeaver).
posted by RogerB at 9:42 PM on May 15, 2007

Jean-Luc Godard and his D. V. D. Enterprise
posted by puddpunk at 9:49 PM on May 15, 2007

Thank you, puddpunk--I only checked this thread for puns. Since someone already made one, I can go to bed happy.
posted by Citizen Premier at 10:02 PM on May 15, 2007

Ô quelle merveille que de pouvoir regarder ce qu'on ne voit pas.

Ô doux miracle de nos yeux aveugles.
posted by Wolof at 10:33 PM on May 15, 2007

posted by From Bklyn at 12:30 AM on May 16, 2007

Cool story, thethirdman: When I got to Region 2 Land, I went to Curry's (kind of like Radio Shack) and the manager there told me exactly how to hack the El Cheapo Deluxe DVD player he just sold me.

It's now 'region free' which means it'll play anything... usually.
posted by chuckdarwin at 4:05 AM on May 16, 2007

If someone can confirm that the discs are region-free, I'll get them; I'm a huge Godard fan and have been wanting this for years. Thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 2:32 PM on May 16, 2007

The version for sale at Gaumont (which I have just bought) says it is multizone, which i guess mean region free.
posted by scodger at 11:31 PM on May 16, 2007

Just in case anyone is still interested, I have the set from Amazon.fr in hand now and it's definitely the region-free Gaumont discs. When they get it back in stock, Amazon's shipping to the US is somewhat cheaper than Gaumont's.
posted by RogerB at 11:05 AM on May 26, 2007

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