Le Samourai [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Le Samourai [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville Cast: Alain Delon
Alain Delon
, Nathalie Delon
Nathalie Delon
, François Périer
François Périer
, Cathy Rosier
Cathy Rosier
Jean-Pierre Melville
Le Samourai [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Le Samourai [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville Cast: Alain Delon
Alain Delon
, Nathalie Delon
Nathalie Delon
, François Périer
François Périer
, Cathy Rosier
Cathy Rosier
Jean-Pierre Melville

Blu-ray (Color)

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Overview

Long considered a classic of European film noir, this existential gangster drama from French director Jean-Pierre Melville was released in the United States only in a severely truncated, re-edited, and overdubbed version entitled The Godson. Thirty years after its initial public airing, Le Samourai (1967) finally saw a limited American release in its intended form. Alain Delon stars as Jef Costello, a professional Parisian assassin-for-hire who, by nature of his work's solitary demands, has no friends. Although he is loved by Jane Lagrange (Natalie Delon, the star's real-life wife), Costello knows that Jane already has a lover. After he successfully wipes out a nightclub owner at the behest of his boss, Costello discovers that he was seen by the club's pianist, Valerie (Cathy Rosier). Although he survives a police lineup thanks to a lie offered up by the fearless Valerie, Costello's alibi disintegrates rapidly and his shadowy employer takes out a contract on him. As he seeks revenge on his betrayer, Costello must also stay one step ahead of a wily, determined superintendent (Francois Perier). Melville's film influenced several other filmmakers and projects, most notably director John Woo's The Killer (1989).

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2017
UPC: 0715515206310
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Language: English
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 8,512

Special Features

New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Interviews from 2005 with Rui Nogueira, Editor of Melville on Melville, and Ginette Vincendeau author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris; Archival Interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, François Perier, Nathalie Delon, and Cathy Rosier; Melville-Delon: D'honneur et de nuit (2011), a short documentary exploring the friendship between the Director and the actor and their iconic collaboration on this film; Trailer; Plus: An essay by film scholar David Thomson, an appreciation by Filmmaker John Woo, and excerpts from Melville on Melville

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alain Delon Jeff Costello,Actor,Jan Lagrange
François Périer Actor
Cathy Rosier Valerie
Jacques Leroy Actor
Jean-Pierre Posier Actor
Catherine Jourdan Hat-Check Girl
Michel Boisrond Wiener
Robert Favart Barman
Andre Salgues Actor
Roger Fradet 1st inspector
Carlo Nell 2nd inspector
Robert Rondo 3d inspector
Georges Casati Damolini
Jack Leonard Actor,Garcia
Jacques Deschamps Police Clerk
André Thorent Policier - chauffeur de taxi
Jacques Léonard Garcia
Pierre Vaudier 1er Policier de la visite nocturne
Maurice Magalon 2ème Policier de la visite nocturne
Gaston Meunier Maître d'hôtel
Jean Gold 1er client Night-Club
Georges Billy 2ème client Night-Club,2nd client in nightclub
Ari Aricardi Un joueur de poker
Guy Bonnafoux Un joueur de poker
Humberto Catalano Un inspecteur
Carl Lechner Sosie Jef
Maria Maneva La jeune fille au chewing-gum
François Perier The Inspector
Francois Perier Actor
François de Roubaix Composer

Technical Credits
Jean-Pierre Melville Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Raymond Borderie Executive Producer,Producer
Eugene Lepicier Executive Producer,Producer
Joan McLeod Screenwriter
Georges Pellegrin Screenwriter
Pierre Davoust Sound Effects
René Longuet Sound Effects
Robert Pouret Sound Effects
Alex Pront Sound Effects
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