Video/Film , DVD in French

Le samouraï

CICC ; Fida Cinematografica ; Filmel ; TC Production ; produced by Raymond Borderie, Eugène Lépicier ; writers, Jean-Pierre Melville, George Pellegrin ; directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.
  • Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Home Vision Entertainment [distributor], ©2005.
  • [Special ed.].
  • 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 booklet ( 27 pages ; 19 cm.)
  • DVD (NTSC region 1), widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1997 .S2668735 2005 c. 1
    Multiple Items
    • Accompanying booklet has the call number: DVD 1871 booklet
    • disc
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1997 .S2668735 2005 booklet c. 1
    Multiple Items
    • Accompanies DVD that has the call number: DVD 1871
    • 1 v.
  • Director of photography, Henri Decaë ; editors, Monique Bennot, Yo Maurette ; music, François De Lamothe.
  • Cast: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Caty Rosier, Jacques Leroy, Jean-Pierre Posier.
  • Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nighclub owner, he finds himslef confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal.
Other information
  • Title from container.
  • Accompanying booklet includes an article by John Woo entitled "The Melville style."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
  • Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; new video interviews with Jean-Pierre Melville historians Rui Nogueira and Ginette Vincendeau; collection of excerpts from archival interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, Cathy Rosier, Nathalie Delon and François Périer ; theatrical trailer; a new essay by film scholar David Thomson and reprinted tribute by filmmaker John Woo.
  • MPAA rating: Not rated.
  • Language: French dialogue, English subtitles.
Publisher's number
  • SAM150 Criterion Collection
  • 0780030184
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 037429208526
  • OCLC: 61398182