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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The 400 Blows

27 January 2014 11:17 AM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 8, 2014

Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Jean-Pierre Léaud is Antoine Doinel in Truffaut's The 400 Blows.

The unforgettable 1959 debut feature by François Truffaut (Jules and Jim), The 400 Blows is a wrenchingly personal coming-of-age drama that introduced the character that would become the director’s lifelong cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud, La Vie de Boheme).

With the utmost sensitivity, The 400 Blows dramatizes the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, characterized by aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime.

The 400 Blows marks its maker’s official transition from influential critic to one of Europe’s most brilliant auteurs, and is considered one of the first true works of the French New Wave.

Presented in French with English subtitles, Criterion’s Blu-ray/DVD Combo edition of the film contains the following features:

• High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

• Two audio commentaries, »

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