Two of the French cinema's greatest talents, Jean Cocteau and Jean Pierre Melville, collaborated on this remarkable film, with Melville directing from a screenplay by Cocteau, based on his novel. Les Enfants Terribles has been given a first-rate DVD release in this special edition from the Criterion Collection. Les Enfants Terribles has been brought to disc in its original Academy aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the high-definition transfer looks excellent, rendering cinematographer Henri Decae's black and white images with precise clarity. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, and sounds very good indeed, especially for a film shot in 1950. The dialogue is in the original French, with optional English subtitles. The film is also accompanied by an optional commentary track, in which critic Gilbert Adair shares his thoughts about Melville's approach to Cocteau's story. Other bonus materials include a 2003 television interview with actress Nicole Stephane, a short documentary on Cocteau and Melville's collaboration on the film (featuring interviews with actor Jacques Bernard, producer Carole Weisweiller and assistant director Claude Pinoteau), a chat with film writer Jean Narboni and historian Dominique Paini as they discuss who is the film's true author, a gallery of production stills and the film's original French trailer. In addition, the accompanying booklet features sketches by Cocteau, a 1971 interview with Melville on the movie, an essay by Nicole Stephane and an appreciation of the film from Gary Indiana. This top-shelf release of Les Enfants Terribles offers further evidence that Criterion has no peer in bringing classic European cinema to North American DVD.