Home > BLU-RAY >

La Poison (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

La Poison (1951)(The Criterion Collection) Blu-ray
 
Price: $47.99


AVAILABILITY: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Qty:

DESCRIPTION REGION CODING / SHIPPING
 
La Poison Blu-ray
Criterion | 1951 | 87 min | Not rated | Aug 22, 2017

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515202312


La Poison (1951)(The Criterion Collection) Blu-ray

The home life of Paul Braconnier and his wife Blandine can hardly be described as one of marital bliss. They hate each other – to the point of wanting to murder one another. When Braconnier hears about Maître Aubanel, a defence lawyer who has won over a 100 cases, he decides to visit him. He wants to know how he can kill his wife and get away with it. Encouraged by what he hears, Braconnier stabs his wife to death, just as she is about to poison him. With Aubanel to defend him, Braconnier is certain his crime will go unpunished…

Director: Sacha Guitry
Writer: Sacha Guitry
Starring: Michel Simon, Jean Debucourt, Jacques Varennes, Jeanne Fusier-Gir, Germaine Reuver, Pauline Carton


La Poison

Synopsis: The writer, actor, and director Sacha Guitry emerged from the theater to become one of France's best-known and most inventive filmmakers, and La poison marked his first collaboration with another titan of the screen, the incomparably expressive Michel Simon. With Guitry's witty dialogue and fleet pacing, the black comedy is the quintessential depiction of a marriage gone sour: after thirty years together, a village gardener (Simon) and his wife (Germaine Reuver) find themselves contemplating how to do away with each other, with the former even planning how he'll negotiate his eventual criminal trial. Inspired by Guitry's own post–World War II tangle with the law—a wrongful charge of collaborationism—La poison is a blithely caustic broadside against the French legal system and a society all too eager to capitalize on others' misfortunes.

Special Features:
- NEW high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interview with filmmaker Olivier Assayas on director Sacha Guitry's influence on French cinema
- On Life On-screen: Miseries and Splendour of a Monarch, a 60-minute documentary from 2010 on the collaboration of Guitry and Michel Simon
- New English subtitle translation
- AND More...
- PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau and a 1957 obituary for Guitry by François Truffaut

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review