Judex (Blu-ray + DVD)

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...
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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.
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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2014
  • UPC: 715515117616
  • Original Release: 1963
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  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1A
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 20

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Channing Pollock Judex, alias Vallières, Judex/Vallieres
Francine Bergé Diana Monti, alias Marie Verdier, Jacqueline
Edith Scob Diana, Jacqueline
Michel Vitold Favraux
Jacques Jouanneau Cocantin
Théo Sarapo Morales
Sylva Koscina Daisy
Luigi Cortese Pierrot
Jean Degrave Notary, 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
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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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Disc #1 -- Judex
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Disc #2 -- Judex - The Supplements
   Francine Bergé - The Following Interview With Actor Francine Bergé, Who Plays Diana In Judex, Was Recorded In 2012 For The Cinémathèque Française In Paris.
   Jacques Champreux - In This Interview From 2007, Judex Cowriter Jacques Champreux Recalls Collaboratin With Director Georges Franju On His 1963 Film, Which Was A Remake Of The 1916 Serial Of The Same Name, Directed By Champreux's Grandfather Louis Feuillade.
   Franju Le Visionnaire - The Following Fifty-Minute Program, Directed By André S. Labarthe, Explores The Singular Work Of Georges Franju. Featuring Interviews With Franju And Clips From Some Of His Better-Known Films, It Was Originally Broadcast On September 2, 1998, As Part Of The French Television Series Cinéma De Nôtre Temps.
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   Le Grand Méliés - This 1952 Short By Georges Franju Is A Biographical Film About The Cinematic Illusionist Georges Méliès. It Features Méliès Widow Jeanne D'Alcy, As Herself, And Their Son, André, As His Father. Le Grand Méliès, Like Franju's Louis Feuillade Tribute, Judex, Is A Revealing Homage To One Of The Director's Idols.
   Hôtel Des Invalides - In This Short Antiwar Documentary From 1951, Georges Franju Turns His Camera On The Famous Seventeenth-Century Parisian Military Complex Of The Title, Which Includes A Hospital Turned Museum And A Burial Site. The Film Is Narrated By Actor Michel Simon And A Museum Tour Guide, And Features Music By Composer Maurice Jarre And Images By Cinematographer Marcel Fradetal, Both Of Whom Also Worked On Judex.
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