Lionsgate plans to bring the 1937 French film “Le Grande Illusion” directed by Jean Renoir starring Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay and Erich von Stroheim to Blu-ray Disc on July 31st as part of the StudioCanal Collection. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p Hi-Def Black & White video in the 1.33:1 (4×3) aspect ratio and FRENCH / GERMAN DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio sound. The title is already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with a $20.99 price tag. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- ALL NEW “La Grande Illusion: Success and Controversy” by Olivier Curchod, cinema expert & Jean Renoir specialist
- ALL NEW “The original negative of La Grande Illusion” by Natacha Laurent from la Cinémathèque de Toulouse
- Restoring La Grande Illusion
- La Grande Illusion by Ginette Vincendeau, cinema professor and film critic
- John Truby film presentation
- Trailers from 1937 and 1958 – Presentation of the movie by Jean Renoir