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(aka 'Masks')
France 1987


Philippe Noiret (Il Postino, 'Round Midnight) delivers a brilliant performance as a TV game show host turned killer in Claude Chabrol's Masques. Roland Wolf is writing a book on the life of TV personality Christian Legagneur (Noiret)—or is he? He spends a weekend doing research for his project, where he meets Legagneur's oddball friends and his juvenile charge who suffers from a mysterious ailment. A deadly game of cat and mouse, Masques will keep you guessing from first frame to last.


Theatrical Release: February 1987 - Berlin Film Festival

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DVD Review: Home Vision - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Home Vision Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:40:15 
Video 1.73:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.56 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, None

Release Information:
Studio: Home Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.73:1

Edition Details:

• Trailer (2:23)
• 6-page liner notes with essay by Guy Austin

DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2004

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Good, crisp progressive transfer from Home Vision. I can't help but think that things are a little vertically stretched but if it is so - it is minor. Colors and contrast are both excellent as are the subtitle translations. Original French audio - a trailer as an extra and some decent liner notes are included in the package. I LOVE these Chabrol (the 'French Hitchcock') films.... out of

Gary W. Tooze


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Agnes Varda by Alison Smith Godard on Godard : Critical Writings by Jean-Luc Godard Claude Chabrol (French Film Directors)
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by Jean Douchet, Robert Bonnono, Cedric Anger, Robert Bononno
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