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Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the alchemist


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 203304824
UPC 012236208006
UPC 14 00012236208006
Format DVD
Release Date 5/1/2007
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Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Depardieu,Gerard
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Cast & Crew
Andre Dussollier - Actor
Bruno Coulais, et. al. - Original Music By
Dominique Farrugia - Musical Score
Gerard Depardieu - Actor
Guillaume Canet - Actor
Ines Sastre - Actor
Jean-Christophe Grange, et. al. - Writer
Jean-Claude Thibaut - Cinematographer
Jean-Pierre Sauvaire - Cinematographer
Olivier Granier - Executive Producer
Pitof - Director
Thierry Hoss - Editor
ReviewSource The Gline's DVD of the Week
Review Vidocq is the first feature film directed by Pitof, a special-effects supervisor for many films (including Alien Resurrection), and like other FX men who take the helm, he has infused it with cutting-edge filmmaking technology. The entire film was shot using Sony's 24P digital video system (which, regrettably, makes it a bit murky and difficult to follow at times), but also uses digitally-generated landscapes and backdrops as a way to further the feeling of being in late 19th-century Paris. A patina of grime and sweat seems to've been smeared over everything and everyone, and the streets are clogged with people and trash. In other words, it's probably like the real Paris of the time, and that lends the movie a sense of claustrophobic urgency.
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Variety
Review The world's first completed theatrical feature shot entirely on hi-def digital video, 19th-century crime thriller Vidocq is a nonstop barrage of visual bravado and frenetic editing in the service of an overblown and strangely hollow story. Eagerly awaited venture - a pricey first feature from French f/x maestro Pitof, who also covered second unit and visual effects on Alien Resurrection - left most local critics unimpressed but opened gangbusters Sept. 19..."Vidocq" suffers from the same inflated self-importance and almost arbitrary grandeur, whereby a halfway decent premise devolves into borderline idiocy. Composer Bruno Coulais uses touches of Mozart and Vivaldi to propel his score.
Reviewer Lisa Nesselson
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, English, French, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Actor Depardieu,Gerard
Label Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes ...breathtaking in its interesting narrative...
Lawrence P. Raffel, Monsters At Play ...pure eye candy from start to finish. The special effects are dazzling...
Noel Megahey, DVD Times ...good fun, well-paced...intelligent story...wonderful...

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