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The Executioner The Criterion Collection

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4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

This masterpiece of black humor, beloved in Spain but too little seen elsewhere, threads a scathing critique of Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner s daughter and reluctantly takes over her father s job so the family can keep their government-allotted apartment. As caustic today as it was in 1963, this early collaboration between Luis García Berlanga (Welcome, Mr. Marshall!; Plácido) and his longtime screenwriter Rafael Azcona (El pisito, Belle Époque) is an unerring depiction of what Berlanga called the invisible traps that society sets up for us. A furiously funny personal attack on capital punishment, The Executioner escaped the state censors who sought to suppress it, and today is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of all time.

- New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- New interview with filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar
- New program on director Luis García Berlanga, featuring interviews with his son José Luis Berlanga; film critic Carlos F. Heredero; writers Fernando R. Lafuente and Bernardo Sánchez Salas; and director of the Berlanga Film Museum Rafael Maluenda
- Spanish television program from 2012 on The Executioner, featuring archival interviews with Berlanga
- Trailer
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by film critic David Cairns

Product details

  • Actors: José Isbert, Emma Penella, Nino Manfredi
  • Directors: Luis García Berlanga
  • Format: Restored, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Spanish
  • 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: October 25, 2016
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,328 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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