Trans-Europ-Express…1967 France/Belgium thriller by Alain Robbe-Grillet once informally banned by the BBFC, now just released on UK DVD

Posted: 22 January, 2015 in BBFC Bans, New Releases
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Trans Europ Express DVD Jean Louis Trintignant Trans-Europ-Express is a 1967 France/Belgium thriller by Alain Robbe-Grillet.
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie-France Pisier and Nadine Verdier. IMDb UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

UK Censorship History

Informally banned by the BBFC in 1967. X rated in in 1977 for cinema release. 15 rated in 2013 on DVD

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Trans-Europ-Express

Promotional Material

Trans-Europe-Express (DVD)
A film by Alain Robbe-Grillet

This stylish, cult 1966 erotic thriller stars French new wave icons Jean-Louis Trintigant ( Amour, The Conformist ) and Marie-France Pisier ( Stolen Kisses, Bed and Breakfast ).

Trintignant plays a drug courier smuggling a stash of cocaine from Paris to Antwerp on the Trans-Europ-Express. Matters are complicated by surreal encounters with police, three filmmakers who are also on the train making a film about drug traffickers, and erotic-fantasy sequences featuring Pisier being bound and subjected to Trintignant’s will.

Originally banned by the BBFC for scenes of sexual sadism and bondage, Trans-Europ-Express was written and directed by ground-breaking and daring filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet, best known for his experimental post-war novels, and as the writer of Alain Resnais’ world cinema classic Last Year in Marienbad .

Special features

  • Remastered in High Definition
  • New and improved subtitles
  • Fully uncut and uncensored presentation
  • Filmed introduction by Catherine Robbe-Grillet (2013, 6 mins)
  • Filmed interview with Alain Robbe-Grillet by critic Frédéric Taddeï (2007, 32 mins)
  • Exclusive, full-length audio commentary by cult film authority Tim Lucas

France | 1967 | black and white | French language, with optional English subtitles | 91 minutes | DVD9 | Original aspect ratio 1.66:1 (16×9 anamorphic) | Dolby Digital mono audio (192kbps) | Cert 15 (contains strong violence and sexual fetish images)| Region 2 DVD

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