"Actor: Simone Signoret"

  • Death in the Garden (1956) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) editionDeath in the Garden (1956) | Blu Ray | (19/06/2017) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    After the relatively commercial Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Luis Buñuel returned to the surrealist and political style of his earlier works with Death in the Garden [La mort en ce jardin] the middle film in what has been described as his revolutionary triptych , a trilogy of films that study in the morality and tactics of armed revolution against a right-wing dictatorship . Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives a roguish adventurer (Georges Marchal), a local hooker (Simone Signoret), a priest (Michel Piccoli), an aging diamond miner (Charles Vanel), and the miner's deaf-mute daughter (Michèle Girardon) are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted, and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another. Filmed in stunning Eastmancolor, Death in the Garden is both a rousing adventure film, and a surrealist tour de force. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this little seen classic for the first time ever on Blu-ray in a new Dual Format edition. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: Stunning 1080p presentation (on the Blu-ray) Uncompressed PCM soundtrack (on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles A new interview with Tony Rayns An interview with actor Michel Piccoli An interview with film scholar Victor Fuentes Masters of Cinema exclusive trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, and archival imagery

  • Army Of Shadows [1969]Army Of Shadows | DVD | (02/03/2009) from £7.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (55.60%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Jean-Pierre Melville's masterpiece about the French resistance went unreleased in the United States for thirty-seven years before its triumphant debut release in 2006. Atmospheric and gripping Army Of Shadows is Melville's most personal film featuring Lino Ventura Paul Meurisse Jean-Pierre Cassel and the incomparable Simone Signoret as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their own brand of honor in their fight against evil.

  • Diabolique [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]Diabolique | Blu Ray | (05/06/2017) from £17.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Legend has it that Henri-Georges Clouzot beat out Alfred Hitchcock to secure the rights to this novel, which proved to be a veritable blueprint for an icy masterpiece of murder, mystery and suspense. Véra Clouzot plays the sickly wife of a callous headmaster of a provincial boarding school going to seed, and the commanding Simone Signoret is the headmaster's mistreated mistress. Together they plot and carry out his murder, a brutal drowning that director Clouzot documents in chilly detail, but the corpse disappears and a nosy detective starts sniffing around the grounds as threatening notes taunt the women. Clouzot's thriller is as precise and accomplished a work as anything in Hitchcock's canon, a film of gruelling suspense and startling shocks in an overcast, grey world of decay, but his icy manipulations lack the human dimension and emotional resonance of the master of suspense. Many critics have accused the film of being misanthropic, and Clouzot's attitude toward his characters is bitter at best, contemptuous at worst. The viewer is left on the outside looking in, but the razor precision and terrifying twists deliver a sleek, bleak spectacle worthy of attention. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • Les Diaboliques [1954]Les Diaboliques | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Les Diaboliques is an unsettling and beautifully-paced study of betrayal mistrust and guilt. Set in a decaying boarding school it shows the grim course of a peculiar relationship between two female teachers and a sadistic headmaster. Atmospherically shot in black and white its murky tones hauntingly echo the moral ambiguity of its pricipals.

  • The Deadly AffairThe Deadly Affair | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £6.73   |  Saving you £6.26 (48.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    British intelligence officer is sent to investigate an anonymous letter sent to the foreign secretary accusing a key officer of communist affiliation. When the officer commits suicide the investigator suspects murder and presses his inquiry. The culprit is finally exposed in a surprise climax.

  • La Ronde [DVD]La Ronde | DVD | (17/06/2019) from £10.89   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Max Ophuls' wonderful film won a BAFTA and two Oscar nominations. Starring Simone Signoret, Simone Simon and Anton Walbrook as the enigmatic master of ceremonies who guides us through a series of amorous encounters in 1900 s Vienna. A soldier (Serge Reggiani) meets an eager young lady of the night and later has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid who then has an affair with the young master of the house. The young man then seduces a married woman and so spins on the carousel of romantic life...

  • Room At The Top [1959]Room At The Top | DVD | (26/01/2009) from £13.48   |  Saving you £1.51 (11.20%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Laurence Harvey is the 'angry young man' who sacrifices his true love for the steamy Simone Signoret and marries the daughter of the factory boss just so he can get ahead. Signoret was imported from France to add the sex appeal and won herself an Academy Award for Best Actress for her efforts. Harvey was also nominated for his performance as the ruthlessly ambitious Joe Lampton his most famous role but lost out to Charlton Heston's Ben Hur. Neil Paterson also received an Oscar for Best Screenplay. A powerful adaption of the novel by John Braine with skillful direction from newcomer Jack Clayton.

  • L'Armee Des Ombres [1969]L'Armee Des Ombres | DVD | (27/11/2006) from £11.05   |  Saving you £8.94 (44.70%)   |  RRP £19.99

    October 1942. The German occupation of France and the fate of a group of Resistance workers in Marseille.

  • Room at the Top (DVD + Blu-ray)Room at the Top (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (20/05/2019) from £17.05   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In post-war industrial Yorkshire, social climbing Joe Lampton (Lawrence Harvey) aims to woo the boss's daughter as he attempts to reach the top of his profession. But when his working class background hampers his efforts, Joe seeks solace with the unhappily married Alice (Simone Signoret) an affair that will have dire consequences. A mature treatment of sexuality and class, Jack Clayton's Room at the Top is a landmark of the British New Wave. Winner of two Academy Awards®, including Best Actress for Signoret and Best Adapted Screenplay, this kitchen sink classic is available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK to mark the films 60th anniversary.

  • Casque D'Or [DVD] [1952]Casque D'Or | DVD | (21/08/2017) from £10.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In Paris at the turn of the 19th Century, Casque D'Or follows the love affair between gangster's moll, Marie (Simone Signoret, Room At The Top, Les Diaboliques) and reformed criminal Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani, Les Miserables, The Pianist). When mob boss, Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin), takes an active interest in their affair, an underworld rivalry ensues leading to a treacherous and tragic end. Casque D'Or is a classic, poetic tale of doomed romance based on the true-life Leca-Manda scandal. Evoking the Belle Epoque period perfectly and with an unforgettable femme fatale performance from Signoret, Casque D'Or is considered a Becker masterpiece.

  • Casque D'Or [Blu-ray] [1952]Casque D'Or | Blu Ray | (21/08/2017) from £14.84   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In Paris at the turn of the 19th Century, Casque D'Or follows the love affair between gangster's moll, Marie (Simone Signoret, Room At The Top, Les Diaboliques) and reformed criminal Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani, Les Miserables, The Pianist). When mob boss, Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin), takes an active interest in their affair, an underworld rivalry ensues leading to a treacherous and tragic end. Casque D'Or is a classic, poetic tale of doomed romance based on the true-life Leca-Manda scandal. Evoking the Belle Epoque period perfectly and with an unforgettable femme fatale performance from Signoret, Casque D'Or is considered a Becker masterpiece.

  • Flesh Of The Orchid [DVD]Flesh Of The Orchid | DVD | (15/11/2010) from £10.89   |  Saving you £4.10 (27.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    A emotionally disturbed young woman Claire (Charlotte Rampling - Lemming Swimming Pool The Duchess Heading South) is the heir to a great fortune. She is kept prisoner in a ch''teau by her aunt who wants her money. The game-keeper her guardian tries to rape her but she manages to escape. In her flight she meets Louis (Bruno Cremer) who is also running away - from two killers. He becomes her lover. In a world of grotesque characters bizarre incidents brutal murders and incessant driving rain this dark and erotic thriller is compelling thanks to the incredible performance of Charlotte Rampling. Will Claire be able to make sense of her own identity?

  • La Ronde [Blu-ray]La Ronde | Blu Ray | (17/06/2019) from £11.55   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Max Ophuls' wonderful film won a BAFTA and two Oscar nominations. Starring Simone Signoret, Simone Simon and Anton Walbrook as the enigmatic master of ceremonies who guides us through a series of amorous encounters in 1900 s Vienna. A soldier (Serge Reggiani) meets an eager young lady of the night and later has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid who then has an affair with the young master of the house. The young man then seduces a married woman and so spins on the carousel of romantic life...

  • The Jean-Pierre Melville Collection [1956]The Jean-Pierre Melville Collection | DVD | (02/03/2009) from £45.88   |  Saving you £-0.89 (N/A%)   |  RRP £44.99

    Jean-Pierre Melville (1917 - 1974) is one of the most revered French film directors of all time. Born in Paris he was to become a member of the French Resistance in the Second World War an experience which he drew on as a film director creating underworlds of secrecy and deception. The reluctant godfather of the French New Wave Melville''s highly individual style was influenced by the ideas of existentialism and surrealism but arguably his greatest debt was to the American film noirs of 1930s and '40s Hollywood the traditions of which he wove with inimitable style into his quintessentially French films seeing him hailed by many as the father of the French gangster movie. This set contains six of his finest films from his early bittersweet masterpiece Bob Le Flambeur to his final film Un Flic his wonderfully fatalistic study of loss and deception; a fitting epitaph to one of contemporary cinema''s most exceptional careers. Titles Comprise: Army of Shadows (1969): Regarded as one of the best films ever made about wartime France. Members of the French resistance fight for freedom in the face of constant danger. Extras: Ginette Vincendeau Commentary / Le Journal de la Resistance - a 33 minute documentary / Melville short film Le Doulos (1962): An unforgettable story of trust betrayal and honour. A criminal just free from jail goes in search of revenge. Extras: Selected Scene Commentary / Ginette Vincendeau Introduction / Interview with Assistant Director Volker Schlondorff / Original Trailer Leon Morin Pretre (1961): Unforgettable drama set in occupied France. A beautiful but disillusioned woman becomes friends with a priest but her feelings for him soon deepen dangerously. Extras: Selected Scene Commentary / Ginette Vincendeau Introduction / Interview with Assistant Director Volker Schl''ndorff / Original Trailer Le Cercle Rouge (1970): A suave jewel thief teams up with a fugitive and a reckless ex-cop to carry out an elaborate heist. Extras: Ginette Vincendeau Commentary and Introduction / Interview with Assistant Director Bernard Stora / Original Trailer Bob Le Flambeur (1956): An early foray into the gangster genre Melville's self-confessed 'love letter to Paris' follows the world-weary eponymous hero Bob a down on his luck gambler embarking on his final crime. Extras: Introduction by Melville expert Ginette Vincendeau. Un Flic (1972): A Parisian police commissioner and the leader of a gang of criminals in love with the same woman clash when a daring bank robbery takes place.

  • The Deadly Affair (Dual Format Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [Region Free]The Deadly Affair (Dual Format Limited Edition) | Blu Ray | (28/08/2017) from £19.89   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on John le Carré's first novel, Call for the Dead (which introduced spymaster George Smiley), The Deadly Affair sees an ageing British secret agent (James Mason) set out to uncover the truth behind a government employee's apparent suicide. Eschewing the glamour of the era's Bond thrillers, Lumet's chilling and intelligent take on the spy drama presents a palpable and darkly sinister picture of Cold War intrigue. The exemplary cast also includes Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Roy Kinnear and Lynn Redgrave. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary The John Player Lecture with James Mason (1967, tbc mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Leslie Hardcastle at the National Film Theatre, London The Guardian Lecture with Sidney Lumet (1983, tbc mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Derek Malcolm at the National Film Theatre, London David Kipen on screenwriter Paul Dehn (2017, tbc mins) New interview with camera operator Brian West (2017, tbc mins) Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring newly commissioned writing by Thirza Wakefield , an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies

  • Against The Wind [1947]Against The Wind | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £7.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Starring Robert Beatty Jack Warner and Simone Signoret this is the story of a diverse group of people from very different backgrounds who were brought together in one of the strangest enterprises of the war. Sabotage was their job; sabotage organised from London in the form of macabre practical jokes as ingenious as they were injurious to the enemy. The work was over-clouded with the constant fear of discovery - and what it would mean.

  • The Deadly Affair (Standard Edition) [Blu-ray] [2020] [Region Free]The Deadly Affair (Standard Edition) | Blu Ray | (25/05/2020) from £17.95   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on John le Carré's first novel, Call for the Dead (which introduced spymaster George Smiley), The Deadly Affair sees an ageing British secret agent (James Mason) set out to uncover the truth behind a government employee's apparent suicide. Eschewing the glamour of the era's Bond thrillers, Lumet's chilling and intelligent take on the spy drama presents a palpable and darkly sinister picture of Cold War intrigue. The exemplary cast also includes Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Roy Kinnear and Lynn Redgrave. Extras High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historians Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains The National Film Theatre Lecture with James Mason (1967, 48 mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Leslie Hardcastle The Guardian Lecture with Sidney Lumet (1983, 89 mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Derek Malcolm at the National Film Theatre, London A Different Kind of Spy: Paul Dehn's Deadly Affair (2017, 17 mins): writer David Kipen discusses the life and work of screenwriter Paul Dehn Take One and Move On (2017, 5 mins): camera operator Brian West on The Deadly Affair Lumet's London (2017, 4 mins): the London locations of The Deadly Affair explored Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

  • War Box Set 1 [DVD]War Box Set 1 | DVD | (11/10/2010) from £10.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (31.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Titles Comprise: The Dam Busters: Dr Barnes Wallis was possessed with a seemingly crazy idea - the creation of a bouncing bomb designed to destroy the Ruhr dams and paralyse the enemy's industrial nerve centre. He fought persistent scepticism and disbelief that such a feat was possible though even with the matchless skill of RAF Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron could such a mission succeed? Against The Wind: Starring Robert Beatty Jack Warner and Simone Signoret this is the story of a diverse group of people from very different backgrounds who were brought together in one of the strangest enterprises of the war. Sabotage was their job; sabotage organised from London in the form of macabre practical jokes as ingenious as they were injurious to the enemy. The work was over-clouded with the constant fear of discovery - and what it would mean. The Colditz Story: One German maximum security prison was more famous than any other during World War II - Colditz castle. Although Colditz was considered 'escape proof' its boundaries were challenged many times by Allied prisoners of war with fatal results. On 15th October 1942 a group of British servicemen made the most historic and perhaps the most courageous attempt of all...

  • Casque D'Or [1952]Casque D'Or | DVD | (13/08/2007) from £12.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (27.80%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Jacques Becker lovingly evokes the Belle poque Parisian demimonde in this classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster's moll Marie (Simone Signoret) falls for reformed criminal Manda (Serge Reggiani) their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy. With poignant nuanced performances and sensuous black-and-white photography Casque d'or is Becker at the height of his cinematic powers - an achingly romantic masterpiece.

  • Les Diaboliques [1954]Les Diaboliques | DVD | (25/02/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Director Henri-Georges Clouzot cast his own wife Vera as the hapless victim in this acclaimed masterpiece of the macabre. A wife plans the murder of her tyrant husband with the help of his mistress yet when his body dissappears panic and confusion ensues... The Great Suspense Film That Shocked the World... And Became A Classic.

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