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This masterpiece by Jean-Pierre Melville about the French Resistance went unreleased in the United States for thirty-seven years, until its triumphant theatrical debut in 2006. Atmospheric and gripping, Army of Shadows is Melville’s most personal film, featuring Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and the incomparable Simone Signoret as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their conception of honor in their battle against Hitler’s regime.

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Special Features High-definition digital transfer of the 2004 restoration, supervised by director of photography Pierre Lhomme (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition) Optional DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack Audio commentary featuring film historian Ginette Vincendeau Interviews with Lhomme and editor Françoise Bonnot On-set footage and excerpts from archival interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville, cast members, writer Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters Jean-Pierre Melville et “L’armée des ombres” (2002), a short program on the director and his film Le journal de la Résistance (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines during the final days of German-occupied France Film restoration demonstration by Lhomme Theatrical trailers PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critic Amy Taubin and historian Robert O. Paxton, as well as excerpts from Rui Nogueira’s Melville on Melville

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BRCC385 Army of Shadows Blu Ray DVD (1969/Lino Ventura) $39.95 $35.99