Rififi Blu-Ray

Rififi Blu-Ray
Rififi Blu-Ray Rififi Blu-Ray
A seminal work of crime filmmaking that lead the young critic Francois Truffaut to declare "the best Film Noir I have ever seen", Jules Dassin’s Rififi (Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes) has influenced films as diverse as Reservoir Dogs and Ocean’s Eleven since its release. Following, Tony le Stephanois (Jean Servais), a master thief fresh out of jail, wearing a harried look and suffering ill health he refuses to be involved with crime, until he finds his girlfriend shacked up with a rival gangster. With little reason to keep living he plans a final job. Tony sets about finding his crew and meticulously planning the job; a robbery of the jewellery store Mappin & Webb. Rififi revolves around the central heist, famed for its finite detail and incredible tension, but the drama does not end at the heist like so many other crime films. Dassin’s film is a humanist tale that hinges on the loyalty among thieves and draws on the fatalistic, doom laden lives common to crooks and thieves in pulp literature. An instant commercial success in Paris and worldwide, the film was also very well received by the critics with Jules Dassin being awarded the best director prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Arrow Academy is proud to present Jules Dassin’s legendary film in 1080p high definition for the first time in the UK.

Special Features
Stunning New High Definition Restoration, Uncompressed Original Mono PCM Audio, Newly Translated English Subtitles, Introduction By French Cinema Critic And Author Ginette Vincendeau, Interview With Jules Dassin, Q&A With Jules Dassin From BFI Southbank, London, Original Theatrical Trailer, Reversible Sleeve Featuring Two Original Artworks, Collector’s Booklet Featuring New Writing On The Film By Critic And Filmmaker David Cairns, Alastair Philips On Source Novel Author Auguste Le Breton And The Serie Noire, A Contemporary Review By Francois Truffaut, Notes On The Translation And The BBFC’s John Trevelyan On Rififi, Illustrated With Original Posters And Stills
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioFench LPCM Mono
BBFC12
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastDominique Maurin,Carl Mohner,Magali Noel,Marcel Lupovici,Marie Sabouret,Pierre Grasset,Robert Hossein,Robert Manuel,Jules Dassin,Janine Darcey,Jean Servais
ColourBlack & White
DirectorJules Dassin
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageFrench
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2014-11-17
Run Time118
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1955

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