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Lies and Deceit: Five Films by Claude Chabrol - Available on Blu-ray February 22nd From Arrow Video - We Are Movie Geeks

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Lies and Deceit: Five Films by Claude Chabrol – Available on Blu-ray February 22nd From Arrow Video

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“Fate’s the one to blame!”

Lies and Deceit: Five Films by Claude Chabrol – a new 5-disc set will be available on Blu-ray February 22nd from Arrow Video

Too often overlooked and undervalued, Claude Chabrol was the first of the Cahiers du Cinema critics to release a feature film and would be among the most prolific. The sneaky anarchist of the French New Wave, he embraced genre as a means off lifting the lid on human nature. Nothing is sacred and nothing is certain in the films of Claude Chabrol. Anything can be corrupted, and usually will be.

Arrow Video is proud to present Lies & deceit: Five Films by Claude Chabrol. Featuring Cop Au Vin (Poulet au vinaigre), Inspector LavardinMadame BovaryBetty and Torment (L’enfer), this inaugural collection of Claude Chabrol on Blu-ray brings together a wealth of passionate contributors and archival extras to shed fresh light on the films and the filmmaker. Dark, witty, ruthless, mischievous: if you’ve never seen Chabrol before, you’re in for a treat. If you have, they’ve never looked better.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • High definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of all five films
  • New 4K restorations of Madame BovaryBetty, and Torment
  • Original lossless French PCM mono audio on Cop Au VinInspector LavardinMadame Bovary and Betty
  • Original lossless French PCM stereo audio on Torment
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Archive introductions to all films by film scholar Joël Magny
  • Select scene commentaries for all films by Claude Chabrol
  • Theatrical trailers and image galleries for all films
  • 80-page collector’s booklet of new writing by film critics Martyn Conterio, Kat Ellinger, Philip Kemp and Sam Wigley, and archive material
  • Limited edition packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella

DISC 1: COP AU VIN

  • New commentary by critic Ben Sachs
  • New interview with film historian Ian Christie
  • Claude Chabrol at the BFI, Chabrol on stage with film historian Ian Christie in 1994
  • Claude Chabrol, Jean Poiret & Stephane Audran in conversation, archive Swiss TV episode with director and cast discussing Cop Au Vin

DISC 2: INSPECTOR LAVARDIN

  • New commentary by critic Ben Sachs
  • Why Chabrol?, new interview with film critic Sam Wigley on why Chabrol remains essential viewing

DISC 3: MADAME BOVARY

  • New commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Imagining Emma: Madame Bovary on screen, new visual essay by film historian Pamela Hutchinson

DISC 4: BETTY

  • New commentary by critic Kat Ellinger
  • Betty, from Simenon to Chabrol, new visual essay by French Cinema historian Ginette Vincendeau
  • New interview with Ros Schwartz, the English translator of the Georges Simenon novel on which the film is based

DISC 5: TORMENT

  • New commentary by critics Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson
  • On Henri Georges Clouzot, archival interview with Chabrol about, Clouzot’s abandoned attempt to make L’enfer
  • Interview with Marin Karmitz, archive interview with Chabrol’s most frequent producer from 1985 onward

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