Le salaire de la peur [videorecording] / Filmsonor Societe Anonyme présente ; un film de Henri-Georges Clouzot ; adaptation et dialogues de H.G. Clouzot & Jérome Geronimi ; une co-production Franco-Italienne, C.I.C.C. ... [et al.].
Other Titles: Salaire de la peur.
Edition: Special ed.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
Description: 2 videodiscs (147 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: The Criterion collection ; 36
Subject: Petroleum workers South America Drama.
Feature films. gsafd
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.).
Feature films France.
Credits: Director of photography, Armand Thirard ; editors, Henri Rust, Madeleine Gug ; music, Georges Auric.
Performers: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, William Tubbs, Vera Clouzot, Folco Lulli.
Notes: French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Based on the novel by Georges Arnaud.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953.
Disc one contains the feature film with a new, restored high-definition digital transfer and new and improved English subtitle translation. Disc two contains special features, including new video interviews with assistant director Michel Romanoff and Henri-Georges Clouzot biographer Marc Godin ; archival interview with Yves Montand, on working with Clouzot (1988) ; documentary, "Henri-Georges Clouzot : the enlightened tyrant" (2004) ; "Censored," an analysis of cuts made to the film for the 1955 U.S. release. Accompanying booklet (23 p. : ill.) features a new essay by novelist Dennis Lehane and a compilation of interviews with the cast and crew.
Summary: "In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves"--Container.