Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

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Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

#1 Post by Ribs » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:11 pm

In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot, the acclaimed director of thriller masterpieces Les Diaboliques and Wages of Fear, began work on his most ambitious film yet.

Set in a beautiful lake side resort in the Auvergne region of France, L’Enfer (Inferno) was to be a sun scorched elucidation on the dark depths of jealousy starring Romy Schneider as the harassed wife of a controlling hotel manager (Serge Reggiani). However, despite huge expectations, major studio backing and an unlimited budget, after three weeks the production collapsed under the weight of arguments, technical complications and illness.

In this compelling, award-winning documentary Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea present Inferno’s incredible expressionistic original rushes, screen tests, and on-location footage, whilst also reconstructing Clouzot’s original vision, and shedding light on the ill-fated endeavour through interviews, dramatisations of unfilmed scenes, and Clouzot’s own notes.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Optional English subtitles
Lucy Mazdon on Henri-Georges Clouzot, the French cinema expert and academic talks at length about the films of Clouzot and the troubled production of Inferno
They Saw Inferno, a featurette including unseen material, providing further insight into the production of Inferno
Filmed Introduction by Serge Bromberg
Interview with Serge Bromberg
Stills gallery
Original trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ginette Vincendeau

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Re: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

#2 Post by Bumstead » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:23 am

That reversible artwork will come in handy!

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Re: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

#3 Post by Ribs » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:52 pm


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Re: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

#4 Post by jdj » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:38 am

I'm confused...is this also a Region A release? Arrow's websites are quite confusing and rarely updated, but I think arrowvideo.com is supposed to be the US website, correct? Why is this only listed on their UK site, but reviewed as being Region A on blu-ray.com and also available on Amazon.com?

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Re: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

#5 Post by swo17 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:04 am

It's a dual US/UK release. There is no US website.

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Re: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

#6 Post by Ribs » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:08 am

No, (s)he's right, that is the US website. They just haven't updated it in months.

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Re: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

#7 Post by swo17 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:10 am

Oh whoops, pardon me for forgetting about that site's existence--I haven't used it since it launched!

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Re: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

#8 Post by manicsounds » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:45 am

Did Flicker Alley lose the rights to this? They’re Blu-ray seems to still be available

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Re: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

#9 Post by knives » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:09 am

No, they also still have it streaming in various places.

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