Written by: Michael Den Boer on August 10th, 2007
Theatrical Release Date: France, 1959
Director: Michel Boisrond
Writers: Gérard Oury, Jean Charles Tacchella, L.C. Thomas, Michel Boisrond, Annette Wademant
Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Henri Vidal, Dawn Addams, Darío Moreno, Georges Descrières, Serge Gainsbourg, Joyce Johnson, Maria Pacôme
|Approximate running time:||83m14s||83m09s|
|Aspect Ratio:||1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen||1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen|
|Sound:||Dolby Digital Mono French with English subtitles||Dolby Digital Mono French with English & Spanish subtitles|
|DVD Release:||Anchor Bay||Loins Gate|
|Region Coding:||Region 1 NTSC||Region 1 NTSC|
Anchor Bay DVD
Virginie (Brigitte Bardot) and her husband Hervé temporary separate after a quarrel. During there brief separation Hervé becomes the lead suspect in a murder due to his association with a dance instructor Anita. Virginie decides to go undercover at the dance school where Anita works in hope proof finding evidence that will clear her husband of murder.
Transfer wise this one is the closet of the three Loins Gates reissues of titles previously released by Anchor Bay. The slight edge goes to Loins Gate which looks more colorful and sharper.
Both films come with only one audio option French and they both come with English subtitles. The subtitles for both releases are error free and easy to follow. Both audio are free of any distortion or defects and in the end the sound virtually identical
The Anchor Bay release comes with only one extra a text bio about Brigitte Bardot. The Loins Gate release is only available as part of their Brigitte Bardot box set which comes with one extra a fifteen minute featurette about Brigitte Bardot. The set also comes with four other movies Naughty Girl, The Vixen, Love on a Pillow and Two Weeks in September.
In the end you can’t go wrong with either releases with the differences ultimately being in the eye of the beholder.