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Marco Ferreri's La Grande Bouffe on dual format in August

5 August 2015

Arrow Video has announced the release of Italian provocateur Marco Ferreri’s controversial classic La Grande Bouffe, presented exclusively in a stunning new 2K transfer from the original camera negative and arriving on Blu-ray and DVD in August.

Four friends, played by international superstars Marcello Mastroianni (Fellini’s 8½), Michel Piccoli (Belle de jour), Ugo Tognazzi (Barbarella) and Philippe Noiret (Cinema Paradiso) retreat to a country mansion where they determine to eat themselves to death whilst engaging in group sex with prostitutes and a local school teacher (Andréa Ferréol – The Tin Drum), who seems to be up for anything…

At once jovial and sinister, the film’s jet-black humour has a further twist as the reputed actors (whose characters use their own names) buck their respectable trend for a descent into fart-filled chaos that delivers a feast for the eyes and mind.

The most famous film by Marco Ferreri (Dillinger is Dead), La Grande Bouffe was reviled on release for its perversity, decadence and attack on the bourgeoisie yet won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize after its controversial screening at the Cannes Film Festival.

La Grande Bouffe will be released on UK dual format (Blu-ray and DVD) on 17th August 2015 by Arrow Video at the RRP of £24.99.

And here are the extra features:

  • The Farcical Movie – A French television profile of Marco Ferreri from 1975 in which the
    director discusses, among other things, the influence of Tex Avery, Luis Buñuel and Tod Browning’s Freaks

  • Behind-the-scenes footage of the making of La Grande Bouffe, containing interviews with Ferrari and actors Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi and Philippe Noiret

  • Extracts from the television series Couleurs autour d’un festival featuring interviews with the cast and crew recorded during the Cannes Film Festival

  • A visual essay on the film with by Italian film scholar Pasquale Iannone

  • Select scene audio commentary by Iannone

  • News report from the Cannes Film Festival where La Grande Bouffe caused a controversial stir, including Ferreri at the press conference

  • Original trailer

  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Johnny Mains, illustrated with original archive stills and posters