Some of us have been waiting an eternity for Delicatessen
to appear on DVD in this country. The delay seemed
baffling. The other culty film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
and Marc Caro
, City of Lost Children
, has been available on DVD since
1999. I hoped that the success of Jeunet's more recent film, Amelie
, would lead to interest in his 1991 film.
But no. Miramax sat on this release (Miramax sit on a release? Perish the thought!) and about the time rumors surfaced
that Jeunet was helping Miramax
U.S. DVD, the Weinstein/Disney split occurred and the release seemed to be in limbo.
At last, Buena Vista has
announced that the DVD will be released on May 2, although no information on extras is yet available. I saw
in theaters when it was originally released in this country and loved every inch of its dark
post-apocalyptic humor. I can't wait to buy the DVD and inflict it on other people.