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Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1959) Roger Vadim; Jeanne Moreau, Gerard Philipe



 
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This is a region-free DVD-R without case or artwork.

In French with English subtitles.

Widescreen. Pierre Ambroise Francois Choderlos de Laclos's 18th century novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses was filmed several times. In Roger Vadim's version, Jeanne Moreau coerces her husband Gerard Philippe into ruining the reputation of pious Annette Vadim (the director's wife at the time). Philippe spoils Moreau's nasty little plan by falling in love with his intended victim. While the novel merely humiliated Moreau's character for her misdeeds, Vadim comes up with a far more painful and permanent punishment. Since the release of the 1988 Dangerous Liaisons, Vadim's film has travelled under the title Dangerous Liaisons 1960 (even though it was technically completed in 1959, and released to the U.S. in 1961). Also stars Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Features a jazz soundtrack with the Thelonious Monk Quartet.

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Gorgeous black and white transfer July 14, 2017
Reviewer: Patrick Hunter from Panorama City, CA United States  
Jeanne Moreau at her ravaged best plays the role of the character played by everyone from Glenn Close to Catherine Deneauve.  This version is adapted to the 1960 swing era, but is still faithful to the basic story of moral turpitude.  It might be Vadim's masterpiece.

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les Liaisons Dangereuses September 7, 2016
Reviewer: Peter Jewkes from Beverly, MA United States  
Great stuff!

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Unsurpassed cast.. and music April 6, 2014
Reviewer: Patrice Peyret from Hillsborough, CA United States  
Thelonious Monk himself contributes to the soundtrack. Vadim gathered the very best actors of the time, all of whom would continue to have amazing careers on stage and in movies, or stay legendary after their death like Gerard Philipe

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