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Samourai [Criterion Collection]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 10/25/2005
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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). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Disc #1 -- Le Samouraï

1. Samurai [4:14]
2. Car [2:00]
3. Garage [2:42]
4. Alibi [3:19]
5. Contract [7:04]
6. Scene of the Crime [2:30]
7. Lineup [5:21]
8. Investigation [8:32]
9. Oui Ou Non? [3:59]
10. 1, Rue Lord Byron [3:57]
11. Rendezvous [3:03]
12. Wounded [2:34]
13. Strategy [2:20]
14. Sunday, 10:00pm [4:27]
15. Magnetophon 300 [5:31]
16. Valérie [1:45]
17. Jane [3:25]
18. Surveillance [6:44]
19. Bird in a Cage [5:17]
20. Le Métro [4:24]
21. Garage [10:26]
22. Alibi [2:10]
23. Contract [3:05]
1. "Summit of His Art" [1:53]
2. When He Met Melville [2:15]
3. Melville's Direction [1:29]
4. Offerings Delon the Role [2:02]
5. "Belongs to the World of Cinema" [2:46]
6. Two Endings [1:49]
1. Precursor to the New Wave [2:44]
2. Control and Minimalism [1:31]
3. From Belmondo to Delon [:56]
4. Delon Versus Périer [1:04]
5. Origins of Le Samouraï [4:12]
6. Duality and Implausibility [3:37]
7. Death-Driven Trajectory [2:23]
8. Melville's Masterpiece [1:25]
1. Jean-Pierre Melville [10:17]
2. Fire at Rue Jenner Studio [2:10]
3. Alain Delon [4:03]
4. Nathalie Delon [2:37]
5. Cathy Rosier [3:47]
6. François Périer [1:16]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: October 25, 2005
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Criterion
  • Length: 105 minutes
  • Sound: dd1
  • Format: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: French
  • Subtitle: English
  • UPC: 037429208526
  • Product ID: 2546054
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

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