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Les Diaboliques

Author: H -G ClouzotJérôme GeronimiSimone SignoretVera ClouzotPaul MeurisseAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2011.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 35.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : French : Special ed., fullscreenView all editions and formats
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Suspense classic that influenced the 1960 movie, Psycho, by Alfred Hitchcock. Tells the story of a sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school who is murdered by his wife and mistress, whom he has mistreated. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers.
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Detective and mystery films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Motion pictures
French language films
Drama
Named Person: Boileau-Narcejac; Boileau-Narcejac.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: H -G Clouzot; Jérôme Geronimi; Simone Signoret; Vera Clouzot; Paul Meurisse; Charles Vanel; Jean Brochard; Thérèse Dorny; Michel Serrault; Pierre Larquey; Noël Roquevert; René Masson; Frédéric Grendel; Armand Thirard; Madeleine Gug; Georges van Parys; Boileau-Narcejac.; Filmsonor (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm); Janus Films.; Cinédis (Firm); TF1 International (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604654158 1604654155
OCLC Number: 722856685
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Edition from container; series numbering from container spine; some credits from booklet.
Adapted from the novel: Celle qui n'etait plus / Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.
Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1955.
"Under exclusive license from TF1 International"--Disc label.
Special features: Serge Bromberg introduction, selected-scene commentary by French-film scholar Kelly Conway, new video interview with novelist and film critic Kim Newman, original theatrical trailer, booklet featuring essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty.
Credits: Director of photography, Armand Thirard ; editing, Madeleine Gug ; music, Georges van Parys ; DVD producer, Johanna Schiller.
Cast: Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Charles Vanel, Paul Meurisse, Jean Brochard, Thérèse Dorny, Michel Serrault, Noël Roquevert, Pierre Larquey.
Description: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([8] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital mono ; aspect ratio 1.33:1 ; new digital restoration.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 35.
Other Titles: Diaboliques (Motion picture : 1955)
Devils
Diabolique
Responsibility: Janus Films ; [presented by] Filmsonor Société Anonyme ; produit et dirigé par H.G. Clouzot ; scénario et dialogues de H.G. Clouzot et Jérome Geronimi ; avec la collaboration de René Masson et Frédéric Grendel ; distribué en France par Cinédis.

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Suspense classic that influenced the 1960 movie, Psycho, by Alfred Hitchcock. Tells the story of a sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school who is murdered by his wife and mistress, whom he has mistreated. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers.

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