Mr. Leguignon Lampiste (Monsieur Leguignon, lampiste) (1952)
|Category||Comedy||Main Menu Audio|
|Year Of Production||1952|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Maurice Labro|
Bernard La Jarrige
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||Full Frame||French Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||None|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.37:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Mr Leguignon is played by Yves Deniaud, who is the lamp maker (lampiste) of the title.
Leguignon is currently in trouble with the law. He and his family have been evicted from their home but they refuse to leave. As a result, Leguignon is forced to leave and to settle in a forgotten part of town in a dilapidated home.
But not all is lost, as the town’s children stumble upon a treasure. Leguignon, despite his initial attempt to claim the loot as his own, quickly sees that the treasure could in fact benefit the whole town, as he would attempt to build a new housing estate from money gained from selling the treasure. But will the townspeople unite with Leguignon?
The film features Louis de Funès briefly, as a townsperson.
The restored transfer of Mr. Leguignon Lampiste had an original aspect ratio of 1.37:1. The DVD transfer is presented in 1.33:1 Full Frame.
The black and white film overall looks quite good for its age. Camera movement remains smooth and the image remains clear and crisp, with good shadow detail.
Telecine wobble is mildly evident, as well as film grain and film artefacts throughout the course of the feature film.
The English subtitles are a decent translation of the French dialogue and appear in a yellow font.
The DVD features a French mono soundtrack, which is very good quality. Dialogue remains clear and audible.
|Surround Channel Use|
A still image from the marketing campaign with 12 scene selection options and subtitle options.
In R4 please note this DVD is only available as part of the French Comedy Greats: Louis de Funès box-set.
The Studio Canal release in France appears to be identical, except it does not include English subtitles.
A heart-warming French classic film about the struggles of the working class. The DVD is nicely presented with a remastered transfer and the original French soundtrack.
|DVD||OPPO DV-980H, using HDMI output|
|Display||Panasonic PT-AE 700. Calibrated with THX Optimizer. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with THX Optimizer.|
|Amplification||Yamaha DSP-A595a - 5.1 DTS|
|Speakers||(Front) DB Dynamics Polaris AC688F loudspeakers,(Centre) DB Dynamics Polaris Mk3 Model CC030,(Rear) Polaris Mk3 Model SSD425,(Subwoofer) Jensen JPS12|