( aka "The Butcher")

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France 1969

The young Chabrol introduces the viewer into the daily life of the female school teacher that becomes us : so we gently search for affection and empathy, we discover the gentleness of a mute character and beyond the horror is waiting. Or is it the gentleness that lies beyond horror?


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Theatrical Release Date: February 27th, 1970 - France

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DVD REVIEW: Pathfinder -  Region 1 - NTSC 

All screenshots courtesy of Ashirg. Thanks Gregory!

DVD Box Cover

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Or order the complete Claude Chabrol Collection from Pathfinder including: Ten Days' Wonder, The Unfaithful Wife (La Femme Infidele), Les Biches (Bad Girls), Innocents With Dirty Hands, The Butcher (Le Boucher), This Man Must Die, La Rupture (The Breach), and Nada.

          

Distribution

Pathfinder - Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:28:39
Video 1.77:1.00 Letterboxed WideScreen
Average Bitrate: 6.27 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
 

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Pathfinder

 

Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0), English and Spanish DUBS
Subtitles English and none
Features

Release Information:
Distributor: Pathfinder Home Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen  - 1.77:1

Edition Details

  • Commentary

  • Photo Gallery

  • Non-anamorphic Trailer

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2003
Keep Case
Chapters: 18

Comments
The image is similar to Les Biches (anamorphic, grainy, with marks here and there (including cigarette burns - see the third capture), but overall pretty clean. There were more marks on this film than Les Biches, but they are not distracting. Colors are washed out. French sound is very good, much better than English and Spanish dubs. No complaints here (at first, there were rumors that this will be dubbed and pan-n-scanned only). The commentary is similar to Les Biches, but with more silences, this time with 2 screen writers I know nothing about.  Short gallery and non-anamorphic trailer (in French) round off the disc.

     Gregory Meshman


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The Films in My Life
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French Cinema: A Student's Guide
by Philip Powrie, Keith Reader
Agnes Varda by Alison Smith Godard on Godard : Critical Writings by Jean-Luc Godard Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson Robert Bresson (Cinematheque Ontario Monographs, No. 2)
by James Quandt
The Art of Cinema by Jean Cocteau French New Wave
by Jean Douchet, Robert Bonnono, Cedric Anger, Robert Bononno
French Cinema: From Its Beginnings to the Present
by Remi Fournier Lanzoni

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DVD Box Cover

Click the logo to order from:

Or order the complete Claude Chabrol Collection from Pathfinder including: Ten Days' Wonder, The Unfaithful Wife (La Femme Infidele), Les Biches (Bad Girls), Innocents With Dirty Hands, The Butcher (Le Boucher), This Man Must Die, La Rupture (The Breach), and Nada.

          

Distribution

Pathfinder - Region 1 - NTSC


 

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