"The Last Metro' Races to Blu-ray

Posted Fri Dec 19, 2008 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Last Metro

Criterion is bringing another Francois Truffaut classic to Blu-ray, confirming a late-March street date for 'The Last Metro.'

Starring Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve, the 1980 Truffaut drama about lovers in occupied Paris evading the rise of Nazism, will receive its Blu-ray premiere on March 24. (Where it joins another recently-announced Criterion Truffaut release, 'The 400 Blows.')

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 newly-revised English subtitles).

Supplements include a pair of audio commentaries (one by author Annette Insdorf, and a second with actor Gerard Depardieu, historian Jean-Pierre Azéma, and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana), a deleted scene, new video interviews (with actresses Andréa Ferréol, Sabine Haudepin, and Paulette Dubost, assistant director Alain Tasma, and camera assistants Florent Bazin and Tessa Racine), Truffaut's 1958 short film "Une Histoire d’eau, an essay by Armond White, and the theatrical trailer.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.95.

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

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Last Metro (Blu-ray)
The 400 Blows (Blu-ray)
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