Two of classic French cinema's most iconic stars unite in The Beauty of the Devil, master filmmaker René Clair's retelling of the Faust legend. The Cohen Film Collection is making this rediscovered 1950 classic available for the first time ever in a newly remastered HD Blu-ray and DVD. Thank you Mr. Cohen and Company. An aging professor of alchemy (Michel Simon) makes a bargain with the Devil (Gérard Philipe) that will give him youth, fame and riches in exchange for his soul. Clair creates an allegorical fantasy that is both whimsical and tragicomic, a rarely seen masterpiece that the New York Herald Tribune called "one of the great films." It’s still great. Extras in this deluxe edition include a 2010 documentary featurette about the film and trailers.
October 21, 2013