Complete in two volumes, including one volume of text and commentary and one volume of digital video discs [DVDs] of classic films, with chapter listings for each film, plus a slipcase for the volumes. Fifty film discs are called for. Note that the last disc, "Three documentaries," is missing, Printed in China. Stated first printing [and only printing]. Ecru linen-like fabric bindings, with crisp brown-stamped block lettering to the front boards and to the spines and also witrh crisp blind-stamped title and logo to the front boards. Unbumped spine heads and tails, with sharp corners. 12.25 x 12.25 inches. The text volume with 232 numbered pages, and with numerous stunning photo-plates, mostly B&W but also sepia-tone and color, some full page, all on coated stock. There is a very tiny light brown spot on the front of the text volume, hardly noticeable. Else immaculate volumes, and very tight, with no hint of shelf life. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. No dust jackets, as issued. In the original heavy-duty slipcase of matching ecru fabric-covered cardboard. The slipcase is impressively clean and continues to do an excellent job of protecting the two volumes. Fine volumes in a Near Fine slipcase. The set gathers 50 DVDs [again, one disc is missing from the set being offered here] of films Janus has brought to U.S. audiences, among them Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring and Wild Strawberries, Federico Fellini's The White Sheik and La Strada, Francois Truffaut's The Four Hundred Blows and Jules and Jim and Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon and Seven Samurai. Other films in the set include Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes and The Thirty-Nine Steps, Luis Bunuel's Viridiana, Jean Renoir's The Rules of the Game, Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky, Fritz Lang's M, Yasujiro Ozu's Floating Weeds and Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus.The set was created for cinema lovers who want an instant collection of some of the world's greatest films. Janus was founded in 1956 by Bryant Haliday and Cyrus Harvey, who had begun showing foreign films a few years earlier at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. They quickly established Janus as the top domestic distributor of overseas cinema, releasing films by Bergman, Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni and Andrzej Wajda. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films
Publisher: Janus Films
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Janus Films, No Place of Publication, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Two volumes. The first, Essential Art House, is a textual discussion of the film distributor, Janus Films, and the most acclaimed foreign films that it distributed in the U.S. 233 pages heavily illustrated with stunning black & white and some color stills. This volume has a strip of sun faded cloth along the back bottom edge of cover, otherwise Very Good plus condition. The second volume, 50 years of Janus Films, is a collection of 50 DVDs, all present and slotted in individual pockets, four to a page. The opposite page contains details about each of the films. 49 of the DVDs contain critically acclaimed films. The 50th DVD contains three documentaries. All 50 DVDs are present. Small stain spot (less than 3/16th of an inch across) at top edge of front cover, otherwise Very Good plus condition. Both volumes encased in original slip case, also in Very Good plus condition. Among the films contained in this set are: Black Orpheus, The Importance of Being Ernest, Kind Hearts and Coronets, M, Pygmalion, Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Richard III, The 39 Steps, and The Wages of Fear. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # 15103