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    Unique ID Code: 0000141649
    Added by: David Beckett
    Added on: 27/4/2011 09:26
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    Les Diaboliques: Dual Format Edition

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    See it, be amazed at it, but... BE QUIET ABOUT IT!
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 114
    Retail Price: £24.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    After the success of The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) Henri-Georges Clouzot cemented his reputation with his masterpiece, Les diaboliques.

    Based on a novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac (who also wrote the novel on which Hitchcock's Vertigo is based), Les diaboliques tells the story of a sadistic headmaster (Paul Meurisse) who brutalises his wife and mistress (Véra Clouzot and Simone Signoret) and their plot to murder him. Superbly edited with nail-biting suspense, the two women murder the headmaster and dump the body in the swimming pool, but when the pool is drained no corpse is found. An unsettling and beautifully-paced study of betrayal, mistrust and guilt, Les diaboliques is atmospherically shot in black and white, its murky tones hauntingly echo the moral ambiguity of its principals.

    An acknowledged influence on Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick among others, Les diaboliques is presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

    Special Features:
    - Commentary by Susan Hayward
    - Interview with Ginette Vincendeau
    - Trailer
    - Booklet
    - Reversible sleeve

    Video Tracks:
    1080p Full Frame 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    LPCM 1.0 Mono French

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    Directed By:
    Henri-Georges Clouzot

    Written By:

    Simone Signoret
    Véra Clouzot
    Paul Meurisse
    Charles Vanel
    Jean Brochard
    Pierre Larquey
    Michel Serrault
    Thérèse Dorny
    Noël Roquevert
    Georges Poujouly

    Music From:
    Georges Van Parys

    Director of Photography:
    Armand Thirard

    Madeleine Gug

    Henri-Georges Clouzot

    Arrow Films

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