Chabrol’s ironic and elegiac take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet makes its Region A Blu-ray debut with a gorgeous transfer and little else.
You won’t feel back-stabbed by the gorgeous audio-visual transfer on this new Blu-ray of Claude Chabrol’s essential film.
Having built up the tension to a breaking point, Giraudie doesn’t let down the audience.
This intoxicating film, a condemnation of delusions on both sides of the social spectrum, gets a necessary Blu-ray release.
Criterion’s strong presentation of Chabrol’s Les Cousins is a fitting testament to the late director’s brilliance.
A good transfer of a masterfully made, if somewhat slight, film.
This set is a nice way to get reacquainted with the director’s distinctive atmosphere of bemused terror.
The death of Claude Chabrol inevitably saddles Inspector Bellamy, the prolific French New Waver’s final feature.
Koch Lorber cocks another one up.
Maybe one hardly needs a film to see that mankind is incapable of having good sex without it revealing their other various ineptitudes.
Jacques Rivette’s short Le Coup du Berger has quite the pedigree.
The retrospective’s Sunday screenings kick off with Rivette’s 1966 episode of Cinéastes, de notre temps, which profiles Jean Renoir.
It’s a gripping lark that finds Claude Chabrol lithely sorting through the serpentine snarl of bourgie behavior.
After last year’s delectable Merci Pour Le Chocolat, The Flower of Evil must count as a disappointment.
A disappointing DVD treatment for Chabrol’s must-see psychological thriller.
Claude Chabrol’s camera has a way of gently swaying back and forth as it cradles its characters, veiling tension beneath otherwise tender movements.