Posted Mon Apr 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
A collection of two thrillers from acclaimed French director Claude Chabrol are heading to Blu-ray in April, and you can pre-order it now.
As previously reported, Cohen Media Group is preparing 'The Inspector Lavardin Collection' for Blu-ray on April 22. The double feature set will include 'Chicken With Vinegar' and 'Inspector Lavardin.'
'Chicken With Vinegar' - Stéphane Audran plays a cruel, wheelchair-bound invalid who bullies her teenaged son Louis (Lucas Belvaux) into abject obedience. The pair is threatened by a conniving trio of "upright citizens" that want to buy her property as part of a deal for a lucrative development project. However, the two eccentrics, who are given to reading everyone's mail before it is delivered, won't sell. With townsfolk dropping off left and right in a series of gruesome murders, it requires the deceptively charming Inspector Lavardin (Jean Poiret) to get to the bottom of it all.
'Inspector Lavardin' - Jean Poiret returns as the remarkably urbane detective from 'Cop Au Vin.' This time he arrives at a cozy, seaside village to investigate the bizarre murder of a eminent Catholic author. A "pillar" of society, the writer is found dead by the shore, the word 'pig' scrawled across his naked body with lipstick and a huge stab wound in his back. The usually cool sleuth is shaken when he discovers that the victim's window is none other than his old flame. Stylish and charming, with lighthearted jabs at bourgeois conventions, 'Inspecteur Lavardin' is a first-rate thriller from master film-maker Claude Chabrol.
Specs have not been announced yet, but supplements will include: two additional made-for-television Lavardin mysteries directed by Claude Chabrol 'The Black Snail' (1988) and 'Danger Lies in the Words' (1989); Audio commentary by film critics Wade Major and Andy Klein; and an essay by critic Peter Tonguette.
Suggested list price for the 2-disc set is $49.98
You can find the latest specs for 'The Inspector Lavardin Collection' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 22.
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