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Title Le samouraï [videorecording] = The samurai / distribution, René Chateau ; Prodis ; Raymond Borderie et Eugène Lépicier présentent ; film de Jean-Pierre Melville.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F SAM    Available
Description 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 306
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 306.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Special features: new video interviews with Jean-Pierre Melville historians Rui Nogueira (13 min.) and Ginette Vincendeau (19 min.); collection of excerpts from archival interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, Cathy Rosier, Nathalie Delon and François Périer (25 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.).
Booklet includes a new essay by film scholar David Thomson, a reprint of a tribute by filmmaker John Woo, and an excerpt on Le samouraï from Rui Nogueira's book Melville on Melville.
Credits Director of photography, Henri Decaë ; editing, Monique Bennot, Yo Maurette ; music, François de Roubaix ; DVD producer, Abbey Lustgarten.
Cast Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Caty Rosier, Jacques Leroy, Jean-Pierre Posier, Michel Boisrond.
Summary Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Assassins -- Drama.
Murder -- Investigation -- Drama.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, French.
Added Author Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973.
Delon, Alain, 1935-
Périer, François.
Delon, Nathalie, 1941-
Chateau, René.
Borderie, R. (Raymond), 1897-1982.
Lépicier, Eugène.
Rosier, Cathy.
Boisrond, Michel, 1921-2002.
Decae, Henri.
Roubaix, François de.
Nogueira, Rui.
Vincendeau, Ginette, 1948-
Thomson, David, 1941-
Woo, John, 1948-
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Société nouvelle Prodis.
Added Title Samurai
ISBN 0780030184
Standard No. 037429208526
Music No. SAM150 Criterion Collection

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