Army of Shadows [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Army of Shadows [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville Cast: Lino Ventura
Lino Ventura
, Paul Meurisse
Paul Meurisse
, Jean-Pierre Cassel
Jean-Pierre Cassel
, Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
Jean-Pierre Melville
Army of Shadows [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Army of Shadows [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville Cast: Lino Ventura
Lino Ventura
, Paul Meurisse
Paul Meurisse
, Jean-Pierre Cassel
Jean-Pierre Cassel
, Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
Jean-Pierre Melville

Blu-ray (Color)

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Overview

"In this war drama set during the French Resistance of WW II, a courageous fighter escapes Gestapo headquarters and returns to Marseille. There he and his gang capture a traitor and throttle him. They then try to rescue a Resistance fighter in Lyons. As they do so, the hero is again captured and his partner killed. Again the hero escapes just before he is executed. He then finds that a female partner has been captured. To avoid having her daughter forced to work in a Nazi brothel, the woman has informed upon the others. She is then released and subsequently killed by another Resistance fighter for revenge. The screenplay is based on Joseph Kessel's novel and became filmmaker Jean Pierre Melville's magnum opus."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2020
UPC: 0715515244015
Original Release: 1969
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Language: English
Time: 2:25:00
Sales rank: 236

Special Features

High-definition digital restoration, supervised by Director of Photography Pierre Lhomme, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Alternate 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio Soundtrack; Audio Commentary from 2006 featuring film scholar Ginette Vincendeau; Interviews from 2007 with Lhomme and Editor Françoise Bonnor; On-set footage and excerpts from archival interviews with Director Jean-Pierre Melville, cast members, author Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters; Jean-Pierre Melville et "L'armée des ombres" (2005), a short program on the Director and his film; Le journal de la Résistance (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines during the final days of the German occupation of France; Restoration demonstration by Lhomme; Trailers; Plus: Essays by critic Amy Taubin and historian Robert O. Paxton, as well as excerpts from Rui Nogueira's Melville on Melville

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lino Ventura Philippe Gerbier
Paul Meurisse Luc Jardie
Jean-Pierre Cassel Jean-François Jardie
Simone Signoret Mathilde
Serge Reggiani Le coiffeur
Claude Mann Le Masque
Christian Barbier Guillaume Vermersch dit Le Bison
Paul Crauchet Felix Lepercq
Alain Dekock Legrain
Hubert de Lapparent Aubert
Alain Libolt Paul Dounat
Albert Michel Gendarm
Alain Mottet Le commandant du camp
Jeanne Perez Actor
Marco Perrin Octave Bonnafous
Jean-Marie Robain Baron de Ferte-Talloire
Georges Sellier Colonel Jarret
André Dewavrin Actor
Jean-Pierre Cassell Actor
Eric de Marsan Composer
Éric Demarsan Composer

Technical Credits
Jean-Pierre Melville Director,Screenwriter
Jacques Dorfmann Producer
Jacques Carrere Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph Kessel Screenwriter
Georges Tornero Special Effects
Jacques Carrère Sound Effects
Jean Nény Sound Effects
Alex Pront Sound Effects
Victor Revelli Sound Effects
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