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Le samouraï (1967) (Criterion Collection, Restored, Special Edition, 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)

English · 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

US Version | Region code A
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In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean‑Pierre Melville, Le samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
Interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, and Cathy Rosier
Interviews with Rui Nogueira, editor of Melville on Melville, and Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris
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 Le samouraï
PLUS: An essay by film scholar David Thomson, an appreciation by filmmaker John Woo, and excerpts from Melville on Melville

New cover by Polly Dedman

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Director Jean-Pierre Melville
Actor Alain Delon, François Perier, Natalie Delon
Label Criterion Collection
Genre Drama
Content 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray
Publication date 09.07.2024
Edition Criterion Collection, Restored, Special Edition
Audio French
Subtitles English
Length 105 Minutes
Screen 1.85:1
Year of production 1967
Original title Le samouraï (French)
Version US Version
Region code A

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  • Melville/Jarmusch

    Written on 30. June 2003 by Clare Quilty.
    This customer review refers to a alternative version.

    Melville ist ein Meister seines Fachs. Delon arrogant aber einzigartig. Schaut Euch mal Ghost Dog von Jim Jarmusch an. Gutes Remake.

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