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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, 35.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : French : DVD special editionView 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
Horror films
Foreign films
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),; Cinédis (Firm),; TF1 International (Firm),
ISBN: 9781604654158 1604654155
OCLC Number: 722856685
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Full screen (1.33:1).
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.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (8 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital mono; new digital restoration.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 35.
Other Titles: Diaboliques (Motion picture : 1955)
Devils
Diabolique
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Filmsonor Société Anonyme présente ; 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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