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Le cercle rouge

Spine #218

Apr 12, 2011

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Le cercle rouge

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Original release

Directed By: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Alain Delon, Andre Bevril, Gian Maria Volonté, Yves Montand
Licensor: Rialto Pictures

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Alain Delon plays a master thief, fresh out of prison, who crosses paths with a notorious escapee (Gian Maria Volonté) 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. Jean-Pierre Melville's Le cercle rouge combines honorable antiheroes, coolly atmospheric cinematography, and breathtaking set pieces to create a masterpiece of crime cinema.

  • Excerpts from Cinéastes de notres temps; Jean-Pierre Melville (portrait en 9 poses)
  • New video interviews with the author ofMelville on Melville, Rui Nogueira, and assistant director Bernard Stora
  • 30 minutes of rare on-set footage featuring interviews with director Melville, and stars Alain Delon, Yves Montand, and André Bourvil
  • Original theatrical trailer and 2003 Rialto Pictures re-release trailer
  • Production and publicity stills, poster gallery
  • 24-page booklet featuring new essays by film critics Michael Sragow and Chris Fujiwara, an introduction from filmmaker John Woo, a reprinted interview with composer Eric Demarsan and excerpts from Melville on Melville


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