Did the R2 release of Jean Pierre Melville's classic, 'Le Samourai', slip under the radar? According to Amazon.com's French site, the film was scheduled for a DVD release on 10/9. I have already placed my order at Amazon. I was unable to determine whether the R2 release includes English subtitles, which is most likely an indication English subtitles have, in fact, been excluded. I'm still excited about the release, however, because I personally know the film well enough to be able to follow the film without subtitles. Moreover, as fans of the film will attest, the actual amount of dialog in the film is somewhat sparse, to say the least. Of course, given a choice, I would ultimately prefer subtitles to be included. As a side story, my comments above lead me to conclude I misjudged a retailer here in the U.S. a few years ago. I was asking the retailer about a Japanese release of 'Hana Bi'. The retailer honestly told me the Japanese disc had been released without English subtitles. When I asked the retailer why an English-only-speaking person would buy a disc without subtitles, the retailer said people who had seen the film in theaters, and were therefore familiar with the film, would still buy the DVD. At the time, I thought the retailer's position was far-fetched (i.e., a sales pitch), but - ironically - I now find myself in the same situation with respect to 'Le Samourai'.