Original Ratio 2.55:1
French Language/English Subtitles
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region Code 2
Running Time110 MINS
Cat no. 2NDVD 3152
A MAGNIFICENT RESTORATION
New York Times
MARTINE CAROL · PETER USTINOV
A ringmaster introduces star attraction Lola Montès, the most scandalous woman in the world. Once the mistress of artists and kings, she has now become a circus exhibit, and as she is paraded before the enthralled masses her notorious story unfolds.
Max Ophuls final work was released to great controversy in 1955. The style was not what audiences were expecting and critics were polarized in their reviews, seeing it as either incomprehensible or a masterpiece. Today the film is widely viewed as not only the directors greatest work but one of cinemas.
A highly-acclaimed restoration presented at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Rapturously received it takes its place as one of the great cinematic restorations of a lost masterpiece.
- Working with Max Ophuls: Lola Montès revisited
A new 70-minute making-of documentary by Ophuls
scholars Martina Müller and Robert Fischer
- Commentary by Susan White
author of The Cinema of Max Ophuls
- Presented in its original ratio of 2.55:1