Spotlight On A Murderer (2-Disc Special Edition) [BR + DVD]
SPOTLIGHT ON A MURDERER [Pleins feux sur l'assassin] [1961 / 2017] [Blu-ray + DVD] [Arrow] - Uusi, käyttämätön, yhä muovessa
Delightfully Playful Romp Through Agatha Christie’s Territory!
Cast: Pierre Brasseur, Pascale Audret, Marianne Koch, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dany Saval, Jean Babilée, Georges Rollin, Gérard Buhr, Maryse Martin, Serge Marquand, Lucien Raimbourg, Robert Vattier, Jean Ozenne, Philippe Leroy, Georges Bever (uncredited) and Georges Pierre (uncredited)
Director: Georges Franju
Producer: Jules Borkon
Screenplay: Georges Franju (adaptation), Pierre Boileau (original scenario/adaptation/dialogue), Robert Thomas (dialogue) and Thomas Narcejac (original scenario/adaptation/dialogue)
Composer: Maurice Jarre
Cinematography: Marcel Fradetal
Video Resolution: 1080p [Black-and-White]
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Audio: French: 1.0 LPCM Mono Audio
Subtitles: English SDH
Running Time: 92 minutes
Region: Blu-ray: Region B/2 and DVD: PAL
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Arrow Films
Blu-ray Special Features and Extras:
High Definition Blu-ray [1080p] and Standard Definition DVD [480i] presentations of the feature film, restored by Gaumont. The Gaumont Film Company is a French mini-major film studio founded by the engineer-turned-inventor Léon Gaumont, in 1895.
Uncompressed French 1.0 LPCM Mono Audio
Optional English Subtitles
Le Courrier du Cinéma  [480i] [1.33:1] [27:14] Originally broadcast on New Year’s Day 1960, and the French Black-and White Television documentary that looks at the shooting of ‘Pleins feux sur l'assassin’ [SPOTLIGHT ON A MURDERER] and features interviews with director Georges Franju and the actors Pascale Audret, Pierre Brasseur, Marianne Koch, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Dany Saval.
Theatrical Trailer  [1080p] [1.37:1] [3:33] This is the Original Theatrical Trailer for the film ‘SPOTLIGHT ON A MURDERER’ [Pleins feux sur l'assassin]. This is a brilliant trailer and a great way in building up the suspense of this very different quirky French film. They tell us the film is “A SUSPENSE FILM;” “A JOLLY FILM;” “A FANTASTIC FILM” and “A FUNNY FILM.” It is in French with English Subtitles.
PLUS: FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Special 40 page Black-and-White Booklet featuring new writing on the film entitled CINEMA INSOLITE by Chris Fujiwara. Also new writing on the film entitled SPOLIGHT ON A MURDERED by British film critic Raymond Durgnat. We also have a special annotated Cinema 61 publication entitled SPOLIGHT ON PIERRE BOILEAU; THOMAS NARCEJAC; GEORGES FRANJU; and THEIR LAST MURDER. Plus ABOUT THE TRANSFER; PRODUCTION CREDITS and SPECIAL THANKS. But also a very nice bonus is the inclusion of 17 immaculate black-and-white images from the film.
BONUS: Beautiful Printed Blu-ray reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain. Peter Strain is an AOI Award winning Illustrator working and living in Belfast. His work is inspired by film and music as well as social, political and cultural issues. He tackles these with a highly distinctive hand lettering style, bold imagery and humour.
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