Classe Tous Risques

Overview

Claude Sautet rarely receives his due as one of the more interesting French filmmakers of his generation, especially outside his native France, and the Criterion Collection have stepped forward to make a case for his talents with this solid DVD release of his first feature film. Classe Tous Risques has been given a widescreen transfer to disc in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1, letterboxed on conventional televisions and enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16x9 monitors. The source materials look fine, and ...
See more details below
DVD (B&W)
$29.00
BN.com price
(Save 3%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (9) from $8.37   
  • New (6) from $15.02   
  • Used (3) from $8.37   

Overview

Claude Sautet rarely receives his due as one of the more interesting French filmmakers of his generation, especially outside his native France, and the Criterion Collection have stepped forward to make a case for his talents with this solid DVD release of his first feature film. Classe Tous Risques has been given a widescreen transfer to disc in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1, letterboxed on conventional televisions and enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16x9 monitors. The source materials look fine, and the transfer is clean, crisp and captures the details of Ghislain Cloquet's photography. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, and it sounds as good as can be expected for a film of its vintage. The dialogue is in French, with optional English subtitles. As is their custom, Criterion have added a number of relevant bonus features for this release, including excerpts from Claude Sautet ou la Magie Invisible, a documentary on the director's career; an interview with Jose Giovanni, the former convict who wrote Classe Tout Risques' screenplay and the novel upon which it was based; clips from several interviews with star Lino Ventura in which he talks about his career and his craft; and trailers for both the French and American releases for the film. And the accompanying booklet features essays from filmmakers Jean-Pierre Melville and Bertrand Tavernier and biographer N.T. Bihn, as well as Sautet himself. Fans of French cinema looking for a crash course on this elusive talent will be well served with Criterion's release of Classe Tous Risques, and it's a typically well-executed effort from America's best video label.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Excerpts from Claude Sautet ou la Magie Invisible, a 2003 documentary on the director by N. T. Binh and Dominique Rabourdin; Interview with Classe Tous Risques novelist and screenwriter José Giovanni; Archival interview footage featuring Lino Ventura discussing his career; Original French and U.S. theatrical trailers; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus: A booklet featuring new essays by director Bertrand Tavernier and Binh, a reprinted interview with Sautet, and a 1962 tribute by Jean-Pierre Melville
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2008
  • UPC: 715515030526
  • Original Release: 1960
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,401

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lino Ventura Abel Davos
Jean-Paul Belmondo Eric Stark
Sandra Milo Liliane
Jacques Dacqmine Blot
Claude Cerval Raoul Fargier
Queen Kong
Cheung Lung
Tong Tin Sze
Michel Ardan Riton Vintran
Marcel Dalio Arthur Gibelin
Bernard Dheran Blastone
Technical Credits
Claude Sautet Director, Screenwriter
Ghislain Cloquet Cinematographer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
José Giovanni Screenwriter
Pascal Jardin Screenwriter
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Classe Tous Risques
1. Good-Byes [5:06]
2. A Desperate Act [3:24]
3. On the Run [6:10]
4. A Change of Plans [5:39]
5. Home, Sweet Home [3:39]
6. Instructions [3:42]
7. "Riton of the Gates" [2:41]
8. "It's Not Our Job" [3:53]
9. In Hiding/Turned Out [4:55]
10. Stark [2:36]
11. "Fargier Sent Me" [4:43]
12. A Roadside Rescue [3:27]
13. Lying to Liliane [4:00]
14. A Close Call [2:48]
15. Confronting Friends [6:19]
16. Monsieur Chapuis [3:22]
17. Stark Helps Out [1:04]
18. Liliane Learns the Truth [2:10]
19. Abel Wants Out [3:48]
20. Advice and a Request [2:40]
21. A Final Job [4:24]
22. Preparations [5:01]
23. Stark's Shadow [3:16]
24. Monsieur Bacérès [2:46]
25. "Monsieur Jean" [3:13]
26. Fargier and the Cops [2:42]
27. A Narrow Escape/Hiding Out [3:12]
28. Calling It Quits [3:35]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Classe Tous Risques
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
      Color Bars
   'Claude Sautet ou la Magie Invisible'
      Play
   José Giovanni
      Play
   Lino Ventura
      Ventura on Classe Tous Risques
      Ventura on His Career
   Trailers
      Original French Theatrical Trailer
      U.S. Release Trailer
   Subtitles
      On
      Off
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously