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H.G Clouzot Collection in June

Optimum Home Entertainment

have announced the UK DVD release of The Henri-Georges Clouzot Collection on 25th June 2007 priced at £24.99. H.G Clouzot began his filmmaking career as a screenwriter, and it wasn’t until ten years later that he made his directorial debut, in 1942. However it was his second film, Le Corbeau, which gave Clouzot the dubious honour of seeing a film of his banned by both the Nazis and subsequently the victorious French. In the aftermath of the controversy, which incited outrage from the church and both sides of the political fence, Clouzot was banned from making films for two years. Quai des Orfevres saw him make an award-winning return to cinema at the Venice Film Festival, whilst The Wages of Fear is widely seen as establishing him as a major force on the international film-making platform. Oft described as the French Hitchcock, this box-set brings together the three classic titles for the first time in the UK with Quai Des Orfevres re-mastered (and released to buy separately already on 30th April 2007)..

All titles are presented in 1.33:1 Full Frame with French Mono sound and English subtitles. Extras include…

Le Corbeau: Introduction by film critic Ginette Vincendeau, artwork gallery.

Quai des Orfevres: Trailer.

The Wages of Fear: Trailer, Les Diaboliques original trailer, stills gallery, poster gallery and cast & crew biographies.

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