Le samouraï [videorecording] = The samurai / distribution, René Chateau ; Prodis ; Raymond Borderie et Eugène Lépicier présentent film de Jean-Pierre Melville.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: The Criterion collection ; 306
Subject: Assassins Drama.
Murder Investigation Drama.
Motion pictures, French.
Credits: Director of photography, Henri Decaë ; editing, Monique Bennot and Yo Maurette ; music, François de Roubaix ; DVD producer, Abbey Lustgarten.
Performers: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Caty Rosier, Jacques Leroy, Jean-Pierre Posier, Michel Boisrond.
Notes: French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Series numbering from container spine.
Originally released as a French motion picture in 1967.
"Enhanced for 16:9 televisions"--Disc label.
Recorded in Dolby digital mono.
"1.85:1 aspect ratio"--Container.
Special features: 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.
Summary: Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nighclub owner, he finds himself 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.