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9 November 2007

Radio-Canada Commemorates Expo 67

Radio-Canada, the french version of the CBC, have just released this magnificent 4-disc DVD set to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Expo.

This fab but french only DVD set includes:

Disc 1
24 National Pavilions
5 Canadian Pavilions
11 Theme Pavilions

Disc 2
La Ronde
Transportation at Expo 67
Hostesses, Gastronomy, Fashion, etc.

Disc 3
Opening Ceremonies
Closing Ceremonies
Expo 67's Great Moments
Prologue, Impressions

Disc 4
Interviews with Michel Jasmin and Yves Jasmin
Extras: Dignitairies, Celebrities, Documents, etc.

image: cbcshop.ca

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Anonymous Patrice said...

Hi Jason,

Did you have a chance to watch the DVDs? Is the footage similar to the tapes released for the 30th anniversary of expo which were taken from SRC's program entitled: "Visite à l'expo" that aired in 1997?

2:21 pm  
Blogger jason67 said...

I think so, at least for Disk 1. The rest seems to be previously unseen material.

I only ordered it today, I'll be getting it in a few days.

I'll keep you posted...

7:09 pm  
Anonymous chasnj007 said...

It's ashame that it is only, so far, being sold in French.

I wonder if Radio-Canada has received any complaints?

1:39 am  
Blogger MaryRuth said...

Dang...only in French? =(
Oh well, maybe this is the time for me to get serious about learning the language.
It looks totally awesome though. Jason, I hope you post a review for us.

7:40 pm  
Blogger jason67 said...

I've actually received (a few) complaints that Expo Lounge is only in english...

I guess you can't please everyone!

9:34 am  
Anonymous iain said...

I picked up a copy at Archambault by Beri-UQAM station last week after seeing it advertised in one of the weeklies. As I'm in Montreal on a short November vacation, quelle belle timing! I haven't had a chance to watch much of it yet, but the first disc's pavilion-by-pavilion tour is set to some pretty groovy music. I can't wait to explore all the discs! (Hourrah for French immersion!)

10:30 am  
Blogger jason67 said...

Ooooh, I can hardly wait! Mine's being shipped direct from Radio-Canada...

12:25 pm  
Anonymous Pluche said...

By chance, the Radio-Canada/CBC giftshop had it for $29.99 so I rushed right after work to pick it up. Now I'm looking at the wrapped box and torturing muself as to wether or not to unwrap it. I mean, how could an unwrapped box like this could be worth 20 years down the road...

Ha ha! Just kidding.

8:02 pm  
Blogger jason67 said...

I still have an unwrapped 1997 boxed set... ;-)

8:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watch the 30th anniversary VHS box many times (3 1/2 hours running time) and to the new DVD box set and i was disapointed by the second. Visit the Expos pavilions in 3 1/2 hours is quite fast but imagine in one hour like on the DVD one of the new 4 1/2 hours box set.
The rest of the box set is sometime interesting but there's too much interviews and impressions. For shame i didn't videotapes the Visite à l'Expo in 97.

2:45 pm  
Blogger AJ said...

I just got the set. A bit of a quickie travelogue really, but really useful as a reference to design trends, some of which seem to still be in force today (especially type design).

Just wondering, the little Mayor Drapeau character who pops up over various segments -- is something supposed to happen if you click the remote then? I've tried but there don't seem to be any extra segments...am i missing something?

6:00 pm  
Blogger jason67 said...

No, AJ, you aren't missing anything... It's just annoying!

Another thing I am disappointed in is no mention of Michèle Richard, anywhere. She only sang the official Expo 67 theme song, that's all...

6:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the complete one hour "Camera 67" episode you can see for a few seconds in the "Expo 67,40 ans" segment on this box set.http://www.imavision.com/fr/estore,processwebpage,pagename-radiocanada_coffret50ans.html
I think it is out of print, i got mine at Cine Maison Royale - 948 Begin, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, H4M 2N5, Canada

1:01 pm  

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