The Films of Olivier Assayas (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

Now recognised as one of French cinema’s finest talents courtesy of such modern classics as Carlos, Summer Hours and Clouds of Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas started out as a critic and screenwriter before making his debut feature as director in 1986.


Disorder tells the tale of a post-punk band whose friendships are tested when a music store robbery turns fatal. It marked Assayas as a talent to be reckoned with. The intimate story of Winter’s Child built on that reputation and showed his remarkable gifts with actors, while in Irma Vep Assayas turned his attention to the French film industry to provide a mid-90s amalgam of François Truffaut’s Day for Night and Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Beware of a Holy Whore, delighting audiences around the world and featuring a stand-out turn by Maggie Cheung playing a version of herself. Meanwhile, the startlingly prescient neo-noir/cyberhorror masterpiece Demonlover, takes a darker turn to present a chilling exploration of the nexus between sex and violence available at the click of a button, riffing on Cronenberg’s Videodrome and with an iconic score by art-rock pioneers, Sonic Youth.


Witty, heartfelt, and daring, Assayas remains one of the most interesting international filmmakers working today. No two films are quite alike. His work is vital, unexpected, and unmissable for any true lover of film.


Special Features


Four films by Olivier Assayas: Disorder, Winter’s Child, Irma Vep and Demonlover

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all four films, from 2K restorations supervised and approved by Olivier Assayas

Optional English subtitles

Special packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Sister Hyde

Disc 1 - Disorder/Winter's Child


Original 2.0 Stereo soundtracks

Interview with writer-director Oliver Assayas

Interview with the cast of Disorder, Ann-Gisel Glass, Lucas Belvaux, Wadeck Stanczak and Rémi Martin

Theatrical trailers

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

Disc 2 - Irma Vep


Original 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio

Audio commentary by writer-director Olivier Assayas and critic Jean-Michel Frodon

On the Set of Irma Vep, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes featurette with optional commentary by Assayas and Frodon

Interview with Assayas and critic Charles Tesson

Interview with actors Maggie Cheung and Nathalie Richard

Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung, a 1997 short film by Assayas

Black and white rushes

Theatrical Trailer

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

Disc 3 - Demonlover


Original 5.1 DTS-HD master audio 

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Audio commentary by writer/director Olivier Assayas

Visual essay written and narrated by critic Jonathan Romney

Peripherie de Demonlover, an hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary directed by Yorick Le Saux

Archive interviews with Olivier Assayas, Connie Nielsen, Chloë Sevigny and Charles Berling

SY NYC 12/12/01: The Demonlover Sessions, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the recording of the music score by Sonic Youth

Q&A with Olivier Assayas filmed at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2003

Extended version of the Hellfire Club sequence

Original theatrical trailers

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon