Le samouraï

Edition no. 306

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Editions Rene Chateau
Featuring: Alain Delon

In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean‑Pierre Melville, Le samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.

Technical Specifications

Format: 4K UHD Blu-ray/Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: French 1.0 PCM Mono
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HDR: HDR10
Subtitles: English
Region: A/None
Discs: 2 Discs |  BD-50/UHD-100

Supplements

  • Interviews with Rui Nogueria, editor of Melville on Melville, and Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris
  • Interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, Francois Perier, Nathalie Delon, and Cathy Rosier
  • Melville-Delon: D’honneur et de nuit (2011), a short documentary exploring the friendship between the director and the actor and their iconic collaboration on Le samouraï
  • Trailer
  • An essay by film scholar David Thomson, plus an appreciation by filmmaker John Woo and excerpts from Melville on Melville

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