La Ronde (DVD)

Directed by Roger Vadim

Release Year: 1964
Running Time: 110
UPC: 7 38329 04432 9
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French w/English subt. [audio]
Select a Format
$29.95 $17.97 (40% off) Buy DVD
Only ships to US & Canada

Also Available On:

Amazon Vudu Download
Cast
Françoise Dorléac
Catherine Spaak
Anna Karina
Jane Fonda
Jean-Claude Brialy

Crew
Directed by Roger Vadim

Adapted by Tony winning playwright Jean Anouilh (Becket), Roger Vadim's La Ronde deftly transplants Arthur Schnitzler's famous amorous cycle from 19th Century Vienna to a lavishly re-created widescreen Art Nouveau Paris. Vadim's cast includes Jean Luc Godard muse Anna Karina and The Phantom of Liberty's Jean Claude Brialy. But for the central role of Sophie, the man who shepherded Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve to the screen (and the altar) set his sites on an American starlet -- 27 year old Jane Fonda. Leery of Vadim's Svengali reputation, but impressed with Anouilh's literate script, Fonda agreed to appear in La Ronde. Before shooting even began, director and star became lovers and when the romantic film went before the cameras, life and art intermingled freely. "I discovered," Fonda later recalled of the shoot, "tremendous sexual excitement in having (Vadim) place me in positions he wanted."

Fonda and Vadim's auspicious pre-Barbarella collaboration yielded a charming, smart and decorous sex farce. From a delightful credit sequence by Bond film title artist Maurice Binder to the bed-hopping close of the romantic roundelay, La Ronde is as sweet as it is erotic. But re-titled (as Circle of Love), dubbed into English, and advertised with a Times Square billboard of Fonda reclining in the nude, American critics of the time failed to judge La Ronde on its own merits. Now, newly subtitled and returned to its original "insouciant, elegant, witty" (Variety) widescreen glory, Kino presents Roger Vadim's La Ronde for the first time on in the US on DVD.


DVD Extras Include:
  • "And Vadim Created the Woman" (1966, 5 min, in French w/ English subtitles) -- An interview with Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim, Provided by INA - Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
  • Roger Vadim Filmography
  • Stills Gallery
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Enhanced for 16x9 TV

"Racy...artfully photographed...glows in a golden wash of art-nouveau elegance." - Time

Interested in bringing La Ronde to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

La Ronde may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.



To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 9:53am
"These two key early filmmakers finally stand to get the widespread appreciation they’ve long deserved."…' https://t.co/bDjxdw4Asv'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 7 2020 at 9:52am
RT' @FilmLinc': The legendary Jean-Luc Godard is on Instagram Live right now. Tune in:' https://t.co/V8Q59t1qrJ' 🇫🇷' https://t.co/fAxuZobMVB'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 6 2020 at 8:59pm
Our team went all out on the special features for our 📀 release of THE QUEEN, which' @nytimesarts' called "the mother…' https://t.co/VCw4jKaUlB'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 6 2020 at 8:51pm
RT' @Slant_Magazine': Thanks to three new releases from' @KinoLorber', two key early filmmaking pioneers, Alice Guy-Blaché and Julia Crawford I…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 6 2020 at 8:51pm
RT' @Herald_Verniere': #ExtraOrdinary Quirky Irish horror-comedy is #ShaunoftheDead style pleasure...lead and co-writer' @maevehiggins' is subl…
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 6 2020 at 5:42pm
Coming soon to virtual cinemas nationwide via our #KinoMarquee initiative benefitting local theaters! BEANPOLE (Fr…' https://t.co/PhOam40Upw'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 6 2020 at 5:38pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': OUT TUESDAY! Henry Hathaway's "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/zxDr4l7WjX' CAN:' https://t.…'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 6 2020 at 4:07pm
@Fussball_eh A handful of Canadian theaters have signed up to show it as part of our Kino Marquee initiative. List…' https://t.co/6zWYAu84KM'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 6 2020 at 4:06pm
@lebushjr Check your spam folder for that password reset email. It's been getting caught for lots of people. Shoot…' https://t.co/gYwCNvhkBB'
'@KinoLorber' on Apr. 6 2020 at 2:11pm
Heads up: you can still watch BACURAU in virtual theaters across the US and Canada! ➡️' https://t.co/ueHYYqQmQA' BTW…' https://t.co/rmJYXkNH5I'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com