Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2008.
Collector's ed. ; full screen version.
3 videodiscs (ca. 354 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital mono., digitally mastered.
In French, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Title from container.
Passion: Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Radziwilowicz.
First name: Carmen = Prénom Carmen: Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffe, Myriem Roussel, Christophe Odent.
Detective: Claude Brasseur, Nathalie Baye, Johnny Hallyday, Laurent Terzieff, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Alain Cuny, Julie Delpy, Emmanuelle Seigner.
Oh, woe is me = Hélas pour moi: Gérard Depardieu, Laurence Masliah, Bernard Verley, Jean-Louis Loca.
Passion: Cinematographer, Raoul Coutard ; editor, Jean-Luc Godard ; music, Editions Costallat, Disques Erato.
First name: Carmen = Prénom Carmen: Cinematographer, Raoul Coutard ; music, Beethoven by The Quatuor Prat.
Passion originally released as a motion picture in 1982 ; First name: Carmen (Prénom Carmen) originally released as a motion picture in 1983 ; Detective originally released as a motion picture in 1985 ; Oh, woe is me = Hélas pour moi originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Passion: MPAA rating: R; the other films not rated.
Passion: Uninspired and overbudget, a bored Polish film director who is shooting a tedious movie in France, begins simultaneous love affairs with two very different women-- Hanna, the owner of the hotel where his film crew stays, and Isabelle, a factory worker fired by Hanna's husband.
First name: Carmen = Prénom Carmen: A satirical black comedy that winks at Mérimée's classic, a famous director pretends to be ill in a mental institution but is actually trying to avoid making films. He is enlisted by his niece Carmen who wants his empty apartment as a hideaway for a bank robbery she and her friends are about to commit.
Detective: Godard's pastiche of genres from romance and gangster films to slapstick, melodrama, crime stories and film noir incorporates several stories set in one Parisian hotel, featuring a hotel detective and assistant, a fight promoter having an affair, and a Mafia chieftain.
Oh, woe is me = Hélas pour moi: A surrealistic modern take on the Greek myth where Zeus descends to earth to seduce a woman by disguising himself as her husband. Simon, the husband of Rachel, is targeted by a cruel God determined to experience real love.
Disc 1: Passion / France 2 Cinema ; Alain Sarde presents a film by Jean-Luc Godard ; a Franco Swiss co-production ; Sara Films ; Sonimage ; Films A2 (Paris) ; Film Et Video Productions (Suisse) (ca. 88 min.) -- First name: Carmen = Prénom Carmen / France 2 Cinema ; [presented by] Alain Sarde ; a co-production Sara Films, J.L.G. Films, Films A2 ; screenplay by Anne-Marie Mieville ; directed by Jean-Luc Godard (ca. 85 min.). Disc 2: Detective / Alain Sarde presents a film by Jean-Luc Godard ; screenplay by Alain Sarde & Philippe Setbon ; adapted by Anne-Marie Mieville & Jean-Luc Godard ; produced by Alain Sarde & Christine Gozlan ; directed by Jean-Luc Godard (ca. 98 min.). Disc 3: Oh, woe is me = Hélas pour moi / Alain Sarde and Ruth Waldburger present a film by Jean-Luc Godard ; produced by Les Films Alain Sarde, Vega Films, Peripheria and La Television Suisse Romande (T.S.R.) with the participation of Departement Federal de L'interieur, Cofimage 4 and Investimage 4 and with the participation of Canal+ (ca. 83 min.).
Special features (Disc 3): Bonus featurette: Jean-Luc Godard: a riddle wrapped in an enigma.
First name: Carmen.
Oh, woe is me.
Hélas pour moi.
21844 Lionsgate (set)
21844.1.A--21844.3.A Lionsgate (discs)