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When the terminally ill Count Hervé de Kéraudren (Pierre Brasseur, Goto, Isle of Love) vanishes without trace, his heirs are told that they have to wait five years before he can be declared legally dead, forcing them to devise ways of paying for the upkeep of the vast family chateau in the meantime. While they set about transforming the place into an elaborate son et lumiare tourist attraction, they are beset by a series of tragic accidents - if that's really what they are...

The little-known third feature by the great French maverick Georges Franju (Eyes Without a Face, Judex) is a delightfully playful romp through Agatha Christie territory, whose script (written by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac of Les Diaboliques and Vertigo fame) is mischievously aware of the hoariest old murder-mystery clichés and gleefully exploits as many of them as possible. They're equally aware of the detective story's antecedents in the Gothic novel, a connection that Franju is only too happy to emphasise visually at every opportunity thanks to his magnificent main location. A young Jean-Louis Trintignant (The Conformist, Amour) is amongst the Kerloquen heirs.

Special Features

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the feature, restored by Gaumont
  • Uncompressed French Mono 1.0 PCM Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Vintage production featurette from 1960, shot on location and including interviews with Georges Franju and actors Pascale Audret, Pierre Brasseur, Marianne Koch, Dany Saval and Jean-Louis Trintignant
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Chris Fujiwara
studio:
Arrow Academy
Run Time:
95mins approx
Number of Discs:
2
Director:
Georges Franju
Actor:
Pierre Brasseur

Pascale Audret

Marianne Koch
Theatrical Release Year:
1961
Region:
A

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

When the terminally ill Count Hervé de Kéraudren (Pierre Brasseur, Goto, Isle of Love) vanishes without trace, his heirs are told that they have to wait five years before he can be declared legally dead, forcing them to devise ways of paying for the upkeep of the vast family chateau in the meantime. While they set about transforming the place into an elaborate son et lumiare tourist attraction, they are beset by a series of tragic accidents - if that's really what they are...

The little-known third feature by the great French maverick Georges Franju (Eyes Without a Face, Judex) is a delightfully playful romp through Agatha Christie territory, whose script (written by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac of Les Diaboliques and Vertigo fame) is mischievously aware of the hoariest old murder-mystery clichés and gleefully exploits as many of them as possible. They're equally aware of the detective story's antecedents in the Gothic novel, a connection that Franju is only too happy to emphasise visually at every opportunity thanks to his magnificent main location. A young Jean-Louis Trintignant (The Conformist, Amour) is amongst the Kerloquen heirs.

Special Features

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the feature, restored by Gaumont
  • Uncompressed French Mono 1.0 PCM Audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Vintage production featurette from 1960, shot on location and including interviews with Georges Franju and actors Pascale Audret, Pierre Brasseur, Marianne Koch, Dany Saval and Jean-Louis Trintignant
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Chris Fujiwara
studio:
Arrow Academy
Run Time:
95mins approx
Number of Discs:
2
Director:
Georges Franju
Actor:
Pierre Brasseur

Pascale Audret

Marianne Koch
Theatrical Release Year:
1961
Region:
A
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