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Rififi (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD)

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  • Format: Black & White, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • DVD Release Date: January 14, 2014
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00GBT629C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,205 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

After making such American noir classics as Brute Force and The Naked City, the blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to Paris and embarked on his masterpiece: a twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who hatch one last glorious robbery in the City of Light. Rififi is the ultimate heist movie, a melange of suspense, brutality, and dark humor that was an international hit, earned Dassin the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and has proven wildly influential on decades of heist thrillers in its wake. DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Interview with director Jules Dassin Set design drawings by Alexandre Trauner Production stills Trailer Optional English-dubbed soundtrack One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Printing Sees a Perfect Transfer December 8, 2001
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
In an earlier review, I criticised the sound synchronisation - well, Criterion have rectified this problem in the current second printing. This information can be found at Criterion's revamped website,, which is now very informative - there is a page devoted to known problems, and a page where you can alert them to any new problems you find; also you can ask general questions.
Technically, now, this film transfer is outstanding - the picture is superbly clear, better in fact than a restored print recently screened in Sydney.
For me, the film itself gets better with each viewing. Kind of amazing considering this is overtly a suspense thriller, where not knowing the outcome should be crucial - perhaps this reveals that it is more a character study, particularly a rumination on a character accepting his fate, a fate portrayed as virtually predestined. Also there is a sense that Dassin delights in the making of this picture - his performance as Cesare the Milanese is similarly brimming with enthusiastic charm. The production design by Alexandre Trauner (Les Enfants du Paradis) is another factor in allowing enjoyment to grow with each viewing - the film looks wonderful. There's a sense that each carefully considered part of the film is necessary, and that to change any would be to the detriment of the film as a whole - a little like the feeling inspired by a great musical symphony; possibly it's a little ironic then that the one questionable element is the title song! In the notes, Dassin is said to have rued his dismissal of an alternative, and at the time largely unknown, songwriter - Charles Aznavour!
It is also amazing to think that for decades this film was rarely available for public screening and not obtainable on video. It deserves to be seen by everyone with a love of cinema. A truly great film.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MASTERPIECE May 16, 2001
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Jules Dassin does have a seat of choice in the gallery of Movie History. The movies he directed in Hollywood in the late forties are now classics and his courage under the Mc Carthy era demands our utmost respect. Exiled in France, he directed RIFIFI aka " Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes " in 1954 based on a Série Noire novel of Auguste le Breton. And it's simply one of the best films noirs ever made.
Jean Servais is perfect as a french Bogart marked by tuberculosis, Robert Hossein, in his first role, terrifying as a drug addict tougher than George Raft and Jules Dassin himself, in the role of an italian bad guy, very convincing. Add a wonderful singing act of Magali Noël, the french starlet of the sixties, the great Alexandre - The Children of Paradise - Trauner as art director and the 30 minutes anthology scene, without musical score nor dialogs, of the robbery and you have a movie you can't neglect if you are a true movie lover.
The copy presented in this Criterion DVD release is definitive and the 25 minutes interview with Jules Dassin a bonus feature very appreciated. There is also the choice between the french subtitled version and a dubbed version for the lazy ones. How can you still hesitate ! Go, buy and be happy.
A DVD zone your library.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh ! the sound ! September 20, 2001
This is not a review, but rather a word or two about the terrible problems with the sound synchronisation.
The film itself is one of the greats in the genre of crime thriller, and so it is a criminal shame that Criterion have released the film with a French soundtrack well and truly out of synch with the action.
However - there are NO, repeat, NO - such problems with the English language (dubbed) soundtrack !
So - you have the choice of either suffering the sound problems (but getting the original language and thus a better psychological ambience) or suffering the dubbed English (but having the sound effects in synch).
Either way, if you are a devotee of films, or just heist movies, this is a Must-Have !
The DVD would score five stars if Criterion ever get around to releasing it with the sound problems fixed...
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Criterion Release April 25, 2001
After something of a dry spell, Criterion has finally released a bunch of great DVDs this month. Their edition of "Rififi" - while probably not as well known as their mammoth "Spartacus" release - deserves a lot of praise. They've included an interview with the director, Jules Dassin (still alive at 90 years) and their remastered print has the stark clarity - and beauty - of the work they did on "The Third Man."
"Rififi" is almost the same caliber of "The Third Man." Its a crime story - its about a quartet of thieves who after pulling off a daring robbery (the robbery itself is an wonderfully extended silent sequence) and it has a lot of the "late-noir" ambience that the "Third Man" and "Touch of Evil" have. Jean Sevrais is fantastic as the ringleader although the film lacks the real dynamic characterizations that make "The Third Man" so compelling. Since "Rififi" has been made in so many incarnations - including "Reservoir Dogs" - its a bit predictable as well.
Still, "Rififi" is a wonderful film - an American noir (directed by an expatriate American living in France) that's been perfectly recast into its French surroundings. Buy, watch, and savour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gold standard for movies to come.
There is a 30-40 minute scene with no dialogue , This when the movie started to grab me. The beginning singing shows the age of culture, the moral of story is crime doesn't pay.
Published 5 days ago by FrankieBoy
5.0 out of 5 stars RIFIFI STILL THE BEST
one of the greatest crime films ever!!!! the completely silent night robbery is a classic gem of filmmaking.
plus you get to learn the definition of the word rififi.
Published 1 month ago by tim fitzgerald
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pastiche of The Asphalt Jungle.
Viewed: 2/14
Rate: 8

2/14: There are some longueurs in Rififi that makes it an overall tedious picture to watch. Sure, it's methodical in a fascinating way. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Austin Somlo
5.0 out of 5 stars French Jewelry Heist
Excelent crime movie showing the elaborate
and painstaking efforts made to pull it off.
As in most crime movies a surprise developement
occurs altering the outcome... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Classic Collecter
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultra-cool Euro-crime snafu....
This is the one to get--there are other great crime-gone-wrong films (The Asphalt Jungle, Odds Against Tomorrow, The Killing, Le Cercle Rouge), but this one tops 'em all.... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dr. Morbius
4.0 out of 5 stars A great crime film.
When you watch this little masterpiece, you immediately recognize where a lot of today's crime drama plots and creative filmatic ideas come from. Read more
Published 3 months ago by R. Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Art-House Heist Movie!
Do you like heist films? The movies where robbers are trying to pull off a great steal? If you do, then you ABSOLUTELY MUST see this one. Read more
Published 4 months ago by B. Adducchio
5.0 out of 5 stars The best caper film ever produced.
I show two films when I try to explain the elements of this genre. We watch this film 4 times. The first is the need for many students to get past the subtitles. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jeffrey Fried
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original Film Noir
Held my attention all the way through, This is the original of the film noir category. I had heard about this movie from my childhood & never saw it until now. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Joan Krasniewski
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic hard edge for its time
Lovely for its gritty realistic glance into life. Nothing simple or easy here...just reality explored. Read more
Published 12 months ago by John E. Nay
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