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Judex
     

Judex

Director: Georges Franju, Channing Pollock, Francine Bergé, Edith Scob

Cast: Georges Franju, Channing Pollock, Francine Bergé, Edith Scob

 

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The characters and plot convolutions of the classic silent French serial Judex are thrust into a 1960s framework in this Georges Franju concoction. Channing Pollock plays a mysterious masked avenger who kidnaps evil-banker Michel Vitold, then sets about to turn the banker's friends and loved ones against him. At first appearing to be as wicked as his captive,

Overview

The characters and plot convolutions of the classic silent French serial Judex are thrust into a 1960s framework in this Georges Franju concoction. Channing Pollock plays a mysterious masked avenger who kidnaps evil-banker Michel Vitold, then sets about to turn the banker's friends and loved ones against him. At first appearing to be as wicked as his captive, Pollock is actually motivated by familial love: his father had been driven to suicide by Vitold. Pollock is successful in destroying his enemy, adding spice to the program by wedding Vitold's daughter Edith Scob. In keeping with the spirit of the original serial, Pollock pops in and out of the plotline decked out in impenetrable disguises. As with his earlier horror film Eyes without a Face (1960), director Franju invests his two-dimensional material in Judex with three-dimensional characters.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2014
UPC:
0715515117616
Original Release:
1963
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1A
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
13,344

Special Features

Interview from 2007 with cowriter Francine Bergé Franju le visionnaire, a fifty-minute program form 1998 on director Georges Franju's career Two short films by Franju: Hôtel des Invalides (1951), about the Paris military complex, and Le grand Méliès (1952), about director Georges Méliès

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Channing Pollock Judex, alias Vallières
Francine Bergé Diana Monti, alias Marie Verdier
Edith Scob Jacqueline
Michel Vitold Favraux
Jacques Jouanneau Cocantin
Théo Sarapo Morales
Sylva Koscina Daisy
Luigi Cortese Pierrot
Jean Degrave The Notary
Roger Fradet Leon
Ketty France Jeanne-Marie Bontemps
René Génin Pierre Kerjean
Philippe Mareuil Amaury de la Rochefontaine

Technical Credits
Georges Franju Director
Jacques Champreux Screenwriter
Christine Courcelles Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert de Nesle Producer
Marcel Fradetal Cinematographer
Robert Giordani Art Director
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Francis Lacassin Screenwriter
Gilbert Natot Editor
Maguy Vernadet Makeup
Herman G. Weinberg Consultant/advisor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Judex
1. Opening Credits [2:20]
2. Letter From Judex [7:39]
3. Favraux's Indiscretions [3:19]
4. Masquerade Ball [7:15]
5. The Night After [6:29]
6. Jacqueline's Inheritance [5:53]
7. Breaking And Entering [8:51]
8. Pigeons [2:36]
9. Favraux's Grave [4:01]
10. "She Fell For The Telegram" [4:33]
11. Ambulance Ambush [6:50]
12. Deserted Water Mill [5:04]
13. Vallières's Return [3:24]
14. Cocantin And The Kid [6:15]
15. "That Evening" [5:32]
16. "Your Loss, You Fool!" [5:00]
17. Daisy [2:42]
18. Diana's Demise [8:15]
19. Homage [1:32]
1. Color Bars [:20]
Disc #2 -- Judex - The Supplements
1. Introduction [5:40]
2. Blood Of The Beasts [5:02]
3. Head Against The Wall [5:44]
4. Documentaries And Art Films [7:12]
5. Color Vs. Black And White [8:33]
6. Judex [9:14]
7. Eyes Without A Face [10:01]

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