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New on Disc: 'Going Places' and more …

14 Nov, 2011 By: Mike Clark

Going Places

Kino Lorber, Drama, $24.95 DVD, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
In French with English subtitles.
Stars Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau, Isabelle Huppert.
Playing characters respectively said to be 25 and 23 (though they look older), Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere plow through a kind of who’s who of French actresses (at least this side of the Arletty era) in a road picture where they seem to run into a new arthouse household name seemingly every 20 minutes or so. The Kino Blu-ray is exceptionally clean and attractive. 
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The Collector

Image, Drama, $17.97 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar.
Director William Wyler fashioned this rather amazing arthouse film out of John Fowles’ novel (adapted here by Stanley Mann and John Kohn) about a meek bank clerk who abducts a beautiful art student and takes her to the farmhouse he has purchased with football-pool winnings. In some ways, The Collector is more disturbing now than it even was in 1965 because what was then merely the hook for a very unusual movie has since proven to be not that uncommon in real life.
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Fashions of 1934

Available via WBshop.com’s Warner Archive
Warner, Comedy, $19.95 DVD, NR.
Stars William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh.
This mild breeze of a film focuses on an agreeable cheat (William Powell) who steals the designs of Paris fashions so he can bootleg them for U.S. sale. Assisting them is a gal Friday played by Bette Davis who hangs around the office mostly hoping for a marriage proposal.
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