Butcher (1969)

Butcher (1969)

Director: Claude Chabrol

Cast: Claude Chabrol, Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Pasquale Ferone

     
 

This DVD edition of Claude Chabrol's thriller The Butcher offers a commentary tack recorded by the film's screenwriters, Howard Rodman and Terry Curtis. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. French, English, and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo.See more details below

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This DVD edition of Claude Chabrol's thriller The Butcher offers a commentary tack recorded by the film's screenwriters, Howard Rodman and Terry Curtis. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. French, English, and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials also include biographies, a still photo gallery, and a trailer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
One of the fundamental influences of the French New Wave filmmakers -- most were also critics for the legendary Cahiers du Cinéma -- was to re-introduce the world to films that had been dismissed as "mere entertainment." Among their favorite subjects were the westerns of John Ford, the garish melodramas of Samuel Fuller and the comedies and genre films of Howard Hawks. Claude Chabrol, one of the leading voices of the movement, was an early champion of Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers. It's fitting then, that Chabrol has persistently paid homage to Hitchcock in his films. While not as fixated on the psychological-thriller genre as Hitchcock, Chabrol frequently revisits the sort of detached, murky morality and violence that characterized the best of Hitchcock. Perhaps his best film, Le Boucher has few twists in its plot, but relies on a very Hitchcockian blend of suspense and character. Stéphane Audran (Chabrol's wife and frequent collaborator) and Jean Yanne (who starred in another quality Chabrol effort, This Man Must Die, from the same year) both perform admirably in the difficult roles the director has devised for them.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
UPC:
0825307906295
Original Release:
1970
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pathfinder Home Ent.
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
48,553

Special Features

Letterboxed; 16 x 9 enhanced video; Scene access; Audio commentary by Howard Rodman (screenwriter) and Terry Curtis Fox (screenwriter); Biographies; Trailer; Still gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stéphane Audran Helene
Jean Yanne Popaul
Pasquale Ferone Pere Cahrpy
Mario Beccaria Leon Hamel
Roger Rudel Police Inspector Grumbach
Anthony Pass Angelo

Technical Credits
Claude Chabrol Director,Screenwriter
Louis Bonnemaison Makeup
Michel Dupuy Asst. Director
Jacques Gaillard Editor
Pierre Gauchet Asst. Director
André Genovès Producer
Pierre Jansen Score Composer
Guy Littaye Production Designer
Jean Rabier Cinematographer
Dominique Zardi Songwriter
Claude Zidi Camera Operator

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [9:21]
2. Chapter 2 [3:45]
3. Chapter 3 [5:11]
4. Chapter 4 [6:58]
5. Chapter 5 [7:03]
6. Chapter 6 [2:43]
7. Chapter 7 [5:54]
8. Chapter 8 [2:04]
9. Chapter 9 [10:42]
10. Chapter 10 [6:00]
11. Chapter 11 [5:06]
12. Chapter 12 [3:44]
13. Chapter 13 [3:28]
14. Chapter 14 [3:08]
15. Chapter 15 [1:48]
16. Chapter 16 [2:54]
17. Chapter 17 [7:34]
18. Chapter 18 [1:10]

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