Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has tabbed Nov. 14 as the street date for a double Blu-ray/double DVD Combo Pack presentation of four films from actor, playwright and pioneering French filmmaker “Sacha” Guitry.
Titled Sacha Guitry: Four Films 1936-1938, this collection contains four films from the height of his cinematic career (World War II and the aftermath of that period were not kind to Guitry). Included in collection are Indiscretions (aka: Le Nouveau Testament), My Father Was Right and Let's Dream are all from 1936, with the later being a film adaptation of his own stage play … he starred, directed and wrote this trio of popular comedies.
The fourth film in the collection is Up the Champs-Élysées (aka: Remontons les Champs-Élysées) is perhaps his most enjoyable film delight. It is a breezy history, if you will, of the famed Paris boulevard, with Guitry having fun playing multiple characters, including the school teacher who relates the history of Paris and the Champs-Élysées to a group of modern day school kids.
Bonus features include a vintage interview with Guitry (circa 1959) and two documentaries on the film career of Sacha Guity — from 1965, director Claude de Givray’s Cinéastes de Notre Temps: Sacha Guitry and Thèmes et Variations du Cinéma: Guitry (circa 1967).
All four films are presented in French with English subtitles.