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Blu-Ray Review: Criterion Continues Blu-Ray Expansion With Pair of Truffaut Classics

26 March 2009 1:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0 Chicago – The Criterion Collection continues its foray into the world of HD with one of the most beloved directors of all time, taking a film already in the collection and giving it the HD treatment while simultaneously releasing a new edition of one of his later films. The legend is Francois Truffaut and the films are “The 400 Blows” and “The Last Metro”.

The “continuing series of important classic and contemporary films” has long-included “The 400 Blows” but this marks the first time that the film has been available on Blu-Ray. Criterion just started doing Blu-Ray and they are wisely alternating bringing some of their most popular films to the format along with issuing new releases on it.

The 400 Blows was released on Blu-Ray on March 24th, 2009.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Criterion Collection

The 400 Blows” is actually Truffaut’s first film. Released in 1959, this classic »

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Blu-ray Review: Truffaut's '400 Blows' and 'Last Metro' on Criterion Blu-ray

24 March 2009 4:46 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Jean-Pierre Leaud in The 400 Blows

Photo: Criterion Collection Blu-ray via DVD Beaver I debated on writing individual reviews for Criterion's Blu-ray releases of The 400 Blows and The Last Metro, both hitting store shelves on March 24, but I couldn't help believe director Francois Truffaut is just as interesting as the films he made, if not more interesting. It was that angle I wanted to bring to my commentary and I didn't see how that would be possible or helpful to the reader if broken up into two parts. Before receiving my review copies of The 400 Blows and The Last Metro I already owned 400 Blows as well as Truffaut's Jules and#038; Jim on DVD as part of my Janus Collection, but I had not watched either. I was a Truffaut virgin and had actually held off watching 400 Blows since owning the collection because I knew the Blu-ray would be »

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