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  • Actors: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Claude Mann
  • Directors: Jean-Pierre Melville
  • Producers: Jacques Dorfmann, Robert Dorfman
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Mar 2009
  • Run Time: 696.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001N4KBBU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,808 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Collection of six classic films from acclaimed French director, Jean-Pierre Melville. 'Army of Shadows' (1969) is based on the novel by Joseph Kessel. Drawing on the director's own experiences in World War II, the film follows a band of resistance fighters in German-controlled France. As the war continues, the grip of the occupying force tightens and friendships, loyalty and trust give way to suspicion, secrecy and loss. 'Le Doulos' (1962) is a gangster film starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as the duplicitous Silien, underworld criminal and police informer, and Serge Reggiani as the dogged villain Faugel. 'Leon Morin, Pretre' (1961) stars Emmanuele Riva and Belmondo and tells the story of an unfulfilled love affair set against the troubled backdrop of German-occupied France. 'Le Cercle Rouge' (1970) stars Alain Delon as a master thief, Yves Montand as an alcoholic ex-cop, and Italian star Gian-Maria Volonte as an escaped criminal. Together, they plot a daring heist of an upmarket Parisian jewellery story against impossible odds. In 'Bob Le Flambeur' (1955), Bob the Gambler (Roger Duchesne) reverts to his old trade as a bank robber after several bad rolls of the dice. However, his plans to rip off a casino are thrown into chaos by an unforeseen murder and the duplicitous scheming of his criminal colleagues. Finally, 'Un Flic' (1972) stars Delon as Police Commissioner Coleman who finds himself playing a game of cat and mouse with a gang of thieves after a bank robbery in a small Riviera town goes wrong.

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Collection of six classics from French master filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville. Includes: ARMY OF SHADOWS, LE DOULOS, LEON MORIN PRETRE, LE CERCLE ROUGE, BOB LE FLAMBEUR and UN FLIC.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Movie Fan from Portugal on 6 Sep 2010
Format: DVD
It is a privilege to own this boxset. LE CERCLE ROUGE, BOB LE FLAMBEUR and L'ARMÉE DES OMBRES are towering films, masterpieces anywhere anytime. LE DOULOS is a very quirky, well acted, and well filmed movie in the style of THE BIG SLEEP. LEON MORIN has excellent dialogue but I think it is a very delicate subject and along the way I lost the thread - I'll have to give it another chance. Inevitably, one of the films would always have to be weaker than the rest and in this instance that unenviable status goes to UN FLIC, though that's not to say that it is a bad, or even a mediocre film. It is just not as good as the rest. A word about the extras, in particular in respect of LE CERCLE ROUGE and L'ARMÉE DES OMBRES: They are excellent, very informative, and provide new and unexpected angles. All told, and at the current price, this boxset is a very definite must buy!

PS - I am looking forward to another Melville boxset with LE SAMOURAI, LE DEUXIEME SOUFFLE and QUAND TU LIRAS CETTE LETTRE.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 Jun 2010
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Melville - not the one who wrote Moby Dick; the coolest French director of all time. If you like seedy, pessimistic, violent Noir then nobody has ever done it better than this guy. Cool anti- heroes in trenchcoats, standing way back in the shadows with a gun at the ready; dangerous women who live to deceive; Paris as the coolest city in the world. In this collection you can also find 'Army of Shadows' - a deeply disturbing and tragically violent study of the French Resistance & what it means when your devotion to a cause comes into direct conflict with your devotion to other human beings. Melville was in the French Resistance during WWII - here is someone who walked it as well as just talked it.

Do not miss this collection! It is, quite simply, beyond cool!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By oooo Candy Davis on 20 April 2011
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* Bob le flambeur (1956) 98 mins B/W
Brilliant performance by Roger Duchesne as Bob the world-weary anti-hero. Isabelle Corey looking a bit awkward in her screen debut but lovely nonetheless. Brief nudity even for 1956 too.

Extras:
Introduction by Ginette Vincendeau

* Léon Morin, prêtre (1961) 112 mins B/W
Emmanuele Riva falls in love with a priest played by Jean-Paul Belmondo. Well-acted, but full of heavy discussions about religion which did not appeal to me. I found it difficult to sit through in one go, and it is the only film of the six I wouldn't watch again.

Extras:
Introduction by Ginette Vincendeau
Selected Scene Commentary
Interview with Assistant Director Volker Schlöndorff
Original Trailer

* Le doulos (1962) 104 mins B/W
Jean-Paul Belmondo again in Melville's stylish homage to film-noir. Brilliantly directed with a maze of a plot. Notable for a famous nine-minute single take in the Police Station.

Extras:
Introduction by Ginette Vincendeau
Selected Scene Commentary
Interview with Assistant Director Volker Schlöndorff
Original Trailer

* Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres) (1969) 139 mins Colour
France under German occuaption. Lino Ventura excellent throughout as one of the leaders of the Resistance. Some interesting set-pieces and a thoroughly enjoyable film.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By csred on 30 May 2010
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Melville is a master to be savoured and this package of films offers a feast. Every film of 'the godfather of the new wave' is a treat - the sort we don't see in most of contemporary cinema. Although this 'filmmaker's filmmaker' is more widely know for his crime noir (of which the most glaringly missing in this collection is Le Samourai) I think his real masterpiece is 'Army of Shadows'. This film alone is worth the price you pay for the entire box-set.
This box-set doesn't really have such an abundance of extras but enough to keep you satisfied. But then, who really cares if you are getting these 6 Melville gems.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Bob Salter TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 July 2010
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This has to one of the best box set buys around at the moment. I brought mine for a snip, and have been extremely happy with my purchase. What a great way to introduce yourself to one of the great French film makers. Six fine films from the revered godfather of the French New Wave Jean-Pierre Melville. Aside from the films there is over 2 hours of extras which give an insight into the man himself by those who worked closest to him. If ever there was a true auteur of the cinema it was Melville. He would often write in his office which came directly down into the film set by a spiral staircase. This staircase is often visible in his films. I have already reviewed "Bob Le Flambeur" and "Leon Morin, Pretre", in some depth on Amazon. The last demonstrates Melville's versatility. He was certainly capable of making fine films outside his favourite film noir influenced crime films. "Army of Shadows" is arguably the finest movie ever made about the French resistance. In "Le Doulos" a criminal goes in search of revenge. In "Le Cercle Rouge" a jewel theif teams up with a disparate group to carry out a jewel heist. Finally in "Un Flic", made not long before Melville's untimely death, a Police Commissioner and a gang leader, in love with the same woman, clash when a bank robbery takes place. At the time of this review the box set can be purchased very reasonably, and it is a very good buy to the lover of fine cinema.
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