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Le cercle rouge

Spine #218

Oct 28, 2003

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Le cercle rouge

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Directed By: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Alain Delon, Andre Bevril, Gian Maria Volonté, Yves Montand, Paul Crauchet, Paul Amiot, Pierre Collet, André Ekyan, Jean-Pierre Posier, Francois Perier
Licensor: Studio Canal

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Master thief Corey (Alain Delon) is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee (Gian Maria Volonté) and alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand). As the unlikely trio plots a heist against impossible odds, their trail is pursued by a relentless inspector (Bourvil), and fate seals their destinies. Jean-Pierre Melville's Le cercle rouge combines honorable anti-heroes, 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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