Criterion Bringing Truffaut's '400 Blows' to Blu-ray

Posted Thu Dec 18, 2008 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The 400 Blows

Criterion has announced its latest classic for Blu-ray, setting a late-March release for Francois Truffaut's 'The 400 Blows.'

The coming-of-age classic, which is largely cited as ground zero for the French Nouvelle Vague, will receive its high-def premiere on March 24.

Tech specs will feature BD-50 dual-layer presentation with remastered 1080p video and the original French soundtrack in uncompressed PCM 1.0 Mono (with optional English subtitles).

Supplements include a pair of audio commentaries (one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill, another by François Truffaut’s lifelong friend Robert Lachenay), rare audition and newsreel footage, a TV excerpt and interview with Truffaut, an essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf, and the theatrical trailer.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $29.99.

You'll find the latest specs for 'The 400 Blows' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 24.

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