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Army of Shadows (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

4.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

This masterpiece by Jean-Pierre Melville (Le doulos, Le cercle rouge) about the French Resistance went unreleased in the United States for thirty-seven years, until its triumphant theatrical debut in 2006. Atmospheric and gripping, Army of Shadows is Melville’s most personal film, featuring Lino Ventura (Le deuxième souffle), Paul Meurisse (Diabolique), Jean-Pierre Cassel (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie), and the incomparable Simone Signoret (Casque d’or, Diabolique) as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their conception of honor in their battle against Hitler’s regime.

Special Features

  • High-definition digital transfer of the 2004 restoration
  • Optional DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Ginette Vincendeau
  • Interviews with Lhomme and editor Francoise Bonnot
  • On-set footage and excerpts from archival interviews
  • Jean-Pierre Melville et "L'armee des ombres" (2002)
  • Le journal de la Resistance (1944), a rare short documentary
  • Film restoration demonstration by Lhomme
  • Theatrical trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critic Amy Taubin

  • Product Details

    • Actors: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Simone Signoret, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Mann
    • Directors: Jean-Pierre Melville
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
    • Language: French
    • Subtitles: English
    • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated:
      Not Rated
    • Studio: Criterion Collection
    • DVD Release Date: January 11, 2011
    • Run Time: 145 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: B0047P5FSQ
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,549 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
    • Learn more about "Army of Shadows (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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