The Films of Jacques Tati (box set) (1949)

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This box set consists of the following DVDs;
Jour de Fête (1949) , Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Les Vacances de M. Hulot) (1953) , Mon Oncle (1958) , Playtime (1967)

Jour de Fête
A joyful. almost silent comedy set in the French countryside. Francois, a village postman, zips through his rounds on his bicycle - the old-fashioned way. But when a travelling carnival comes to town, its proprietors show a film extolling the virtues of modern American mail delivery. Soon the townspeople start to wonder if Francois has fallen behind the times. But Francois is about to show everyone that he has a few tricks up his sleeve...and the villagers might just regret the day they ever started to complain!

Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Les Vacances de M. Hulot)
Pipe-smoking Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati's endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati's wildly funny satire of vacationers determined to enjoy themselves includes a series of precisely choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats and firecrackers. The first entry in the Hulot series is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick.

Mon Oncle
Slapstick prevails when Jacques Tati's eccentric hero Monsieur Hulot is let loose in the ultramodern home of his sister and in an antiseptic factory that manufactures plastic hose. Tati directs and stars in the second entry of the Hulot series, a delightful satire of mechanized living.

Playtime
Jacques Tati, the choreographer of the charming comical ballet that is Playtime, casts the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot as the principal character wandering through modernist Paris. Amid the babble of English, French and German tourists, Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusion of the encroaching age of technology.

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Starring
Guy Decomble
Jacques Tati
Paul Frankeur
Santa Relli
Maine Vallée
Delcassan
Roger Rafal
Nathalie Pascaud
Michèle Rolla
Valentine Camax
Louis Perrault
André Dubois
Lucien Frégis
Directed by
Jacques Tati
Music
Jean Yatove
Alain Romans
Franck Barcellini
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Multi
Disc (4)
RSDL
(54:10)
Comedy 1949 398 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Video
Widescreen Varies, 16x9 Enhanced
Full Frame
Audio
French Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Notes-Alternative Versions, Trailer-Original Tati Trailer Reel, Trailer-The Leopard, La Strada, The Battle Of Algiers, Main Menu Audio, Short Film-Soigne Ton Gauche - Rene Clement, 1936, Trailer-Original Tati Trailer Reel, Trailer-The Leopard, The Battle Of Algiers, La Strada, Main Menu Audio, Short Film-L'ecole des Facteurs , Theatrical Trailer, Trailer-Playtime, Les Vacances de M.Hulot, Trailer-The Leopard, La Strada, The Battle Of Algiers, Main Menu Audio, Short Film-Cours du Soir, Theatrical Trailer, Trailer-Mon Oncle, Les Vacances de M.Hulot, Trailer-The Leopard, La Strada, The Battle Of Algiers
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