Le Cercle Rouge (Criterion Blu-Ray / 4k UHD)

$36.99

Alain Delon plays a master thief, fresh out of prison, who crosses paths with a notorious escapee (Gian Maria Volontè) and an alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand). The unlikely trio plot a heist, against impossible odds, until a relentless inspector and their own pasts seal their fates. With its honorable antiheroes, coolly atmospheric cinematography, and breathtaking set pieces, Le cercle rouge is the quintessential film by Jean-Pierre Melville—the master of ambiguous, introspective crime cinema.

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Alain Delon plays a master thief, fresh out of prison, who crosses paths with a notorious escapee (Gian Maria Volontè) and an alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand). The unlikely trio plot a heist, against impossible odds, until a relentless inspector and their own pasts seal their fates. With its honorable antiheroes, coolly atmospheric cinematography, and breathtaking set pieces, Le cercle rouge is the quintessential film by Jean-Pierre Melville—the master of ambiguous, introspective crime cinema.

FILM INFO

  • France
  • 1970
  • 140 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • French
  • Spine #218

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K restoration from STUDIOCANAL of the uncut version of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Segments from a 1971 episode of Cinéastes de notre temps featuring director Jean-Pierre Melville 
  • Interviews with assistant director Bernard Stora and Rui Nogueira, author of Melville on Melville 
  • On-set and archival footage, featuring interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, Yves Montand, and André Bourvil
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: Essays by film critics Michael Sragow and Chris Fujiwara, excerpts from Melville on Melville, a 2000 interview with composer Eric Demarsan, and an appreciation by filmmaker John Woo 
  • New cover by Art Chantry Design Co.

 

Additional information

Weight 14 oz