The Jacques Tati Collection
Jour de fête / Les Vacances de M. Hulot / Mon Oncle / Playtime / Parade
Jacques Tati is considered by many to have been one of the 20th century’s greatest filmmakers. His ability to captivate audiences with a humour that is almost entirely visual is simply a joy to behold. Packaged here together for the first time, with a host of extra features, are five of Jacques Tati’s most cherished films.
Jour de fête (1949)
A hilarious exposé of the modern obsession of with speed and efficiency, Jacques Tati’s award-winning feature debut is a dazzling blend of satire and slapstick.
Les Vacances de M. Hulot (1953)
The film that brought Jacques Tati international acclaim also launched his on-screen alter ego: the courteous, well-meaning eternally accident-prone Monsieur Hulot.
Mon Oncle (1958)
Jacques Tati’s third feature is a satirical assault on the twin targets of efficiency and the modern world. Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and a Special Prize at Cannes.
Regarded by many as Jacques Tati’s masterpiece, Playtime is a surreal comic vision of mankind’s battle against the overwhelming depersonalisation of modern life.
Tati’s last film sees his return to the boisterous music hall world in which he began his career as a mime artist in the 1930s. The perfect stage for Tati’s comic genius.
- Interview with filmmaker Richard Lester on Tati.
- Playtime feature commentary by film historian Philip Kemp.
- Short documentary ‘Au-dela de Playtime’.
- Continuity supervisor Sylvette Baudrot on Tati and Playtime.
- Director biography and short film about Tati.
- Interview with Tati, filmed in London (1977, 19 min).
- Original Tati trailers.
- Fully illustrated colour booklets containing commissioned sleeve notes, essays and biographies.
Colour and Black/white
Original aspect ratio
- 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories