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Criterion Press Release: The 400 Blows (Dual Format)

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    THE 400 BLOWS (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)
    The unforgettable debut feature by François Truffaut (Jules and Jim) is a wrenchingly personal coming-of-age story that introduced the character that would become the director’s lifelong cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud, in one of the screen’s great child performances). With the utmost sensitivity, The 400 Blows dramatizes the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, characterized by aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marks its maker’s official transition from influential critic to one of Europe’s most brilliant auteurs, and is considered the first true work of the French New Wave.
     
    1959 • 99 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In French with English subtitle • 2.35:1 aspect ratio
     
    DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
    • High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • Two audio commentaries, one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill and another by François Truffaut’s lifelong friend Robert Lachenay
    • Rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan
    • Newsreel footage of Léaud at Cannes in 1959
    • Excerpt from a 1965 French television program in which Truffaut discusses his youth, his critical writing, and the origins of Antoine Doinel
    • Television interview with Truffaut from 1960 about the global reception of The 400 Blows and his own critical impression of the film
    • Trailer
    • One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf
     
    TITLE: THE 400 BLOWS (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)
    CAT. NO: CC2349BDDVD
    UPC: 7-15515-11431-8
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-830-9
    SRP: $39.95
    PREBOOK: 3/11/14
    STREET: 4/8/14
     
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    Hasn't Criterion already released this before, I feel like this one of their most released titles.
     
  3. Brandon Conway

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    They've released it multiple times on DVD and Blu-ray:

    - 1998 DVD
    - 2003 DVD in Antoine Doinel Box Set
    - 2006 DVD remastered re-issue
    - 2006 DVD in Essential Art House Box Set
    - 2009 DVD Essential Art House individual release
    - 2009 Blu-ray
    - 2014 Blu-ray/DVD Combo
     
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    Only thing new about this will be likely 2 disc Scanavo case, tweaked outer sleeve and new disc artwork and menus on the DVD.
     
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