Twisting The Knife: Four Films By Claude Chabrol (Blu-ray)


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Release Date: 04/26/22

For five decades Claude Chabrol navigated the unpredictable waters of Cinema, leaving in his wake fifty-five feature films that remain among the most quietly devastating genre movies ever made.

The Swindle sees Chabrol at perhaps his most playful as a pair of scam artists, Isabelle Huppert and Michel Serrault, get in over their heads. But who is scamming who and who do you trust in a life built on so many lies? The murder of a 10-year-old girl sparks rumors and gossip in The Color of Lies, as suspicion falls on René (Jacques Gamblin) the dour once famous painter, now art teacher, who was the last person to see her alive. Enigmatic, perverse, seductive, Isabelle Huppert encapsulates everything that makes Nightcap a film John Waters calls 'Cinematic Perfection' in this tale of suppressed family secrets. Finally, in The Flower of Evil, incest, old money and intergenerational guilt come under the scalpel as an outwardly perfect bourgeois family begins to unravel when the wife involves herself in politics.

Though influenced by Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir, Chabrol's voice was entirely and assuredly his own, influencing in turn filmmakers like Bong Joon-ho, James Gray and Dominik Moll. His amused, unblinkered view of life and refusal to judge his characters makes his films timelessly relevant and accessible to all. Arrow Video is proud to present this second collection of films by Claude Chabrol with a wealth of new and archival extras.

Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Run Time: 419 mins
 

Bonus Materials

  • LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
  • High definition Blu-ray presentations of all four films
  • New 4K restorations of The Swindle, Nightcap and The Flower of Evil
  • Original lossless PCM French stereo audio on all films plus DTS-HD 5.1 on Nightcap and The Flower of Evil
  • Optional English subtitles
  • 80-page collector's booklet of new writing by Sean Hogan, Brad Stevens, Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, and Pamela Hutchinson
  • Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
  • DISC ONE - THE SWINDLE
  • New commentary by critic Barry Forshaw and author Sean Hogan
  • New visual essay by scholar Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze
  • New interview with Cécile Maistre-Chabrol
  • Behind the scenes
  • Interview with Isabelle Huppert
  • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
  • Select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol
  • Trailer
  • Image gallery
  • DISC TWO - THE COLOR OF LIES
  • New commentary by critic Barry Forshaw and author Sean Hogan
  • New visual essay by film critic Scout Tafoya
  • New visual essay by film critic David Kalat
  • Behind the scenes
  • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
  • Select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol
  • Trailer
  • Image gallery
  • DISC THREE - NIGHTCAP
  • New commentary by film critic Justine Smith
  • New visual essay by film critic Scout Tafoya
  • Interview with Isabelle Huppert
  • Interview with Jacques Dutronc
  • Behind the scenes
  • Screen test for Anna Mouglalis
  • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
  • Select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol
  • Trailer
  • Image gallery
  • DISC FOUR - THE FLOWER OF EVIL
  • New commentary by film critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • New visual essay by Agnes Poirier
  • Behind the scenes
  • Interview with co-writer Catherine Eliacheff
  • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
  • Select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol
  • Trailer
  • Image gallery

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