JUDEX (DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD Edition & Stand Alone DVD Edition)
This effortlessly cool crime caper, directed by Georges Franju (Eyes Without a Face), is a marvel of dexterous plotting and visual invention. Conceived as an homage to Louis Feuillade’s 1916 cult silent serial of the same name, Judex kicks off with the mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a shadowy crime fighter (American magician Channing Pollock) and spins out into a thrillingly complex web of deceptions. Combining stylish sixties modernism with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents, Judex is a delightful bit of pulp fiction and a testament to the art of illusion.
1963 • 97 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.66:1 aspect ratio
DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Interview from 2007 with the film’s cowriter Jacques Champreux, the grandson of Louis Feuillade, cocreator of the silent serial Judex
• Interview from 2012 with actor Francine Bergé
• Franju le visionnaire, a fifty-minute program from 1998 on the director’s career and imagination
• New English subtitle translation
• One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Geoffrey O’Brien, along with reprinted writings by and excerpted interviews with Franju
TITLE: JUDEX (DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD EDITION)
CAT. NO: CC2365BDDVD
TITLE: JUDEX (DVD-ONLY EDITION)
CAT. NO. CC2373DDVD
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