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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "The Cop" or "Murder-Go-Round" or "Night of the Executioners" or "Blood on My Hands")

 

Directed by Yves Boisset
France / Italy 1970

 

Michel Bouquet (La Femme Infidèle) is judge, jury and executioner in The Cop (Un Condé), a nerve-twisting crime thriller from director Yves Boisset (The French Conspiracy). When a crackdown on drugs leads to his partner’s killing, Inspector Favenin (Bouquet), once an honest cop, decides to take the law into his own hands. Armed with a revolver and a furious desire for revenge, he uses morally questionable methods of blackmail and torture to track down the assassins. Based on a novel by Pierre Lesou (Le Doulos), The Cop is a jet-black neo-noir par excellence, featuring Françoise Fabian (Belle De Jour), Gianni Garko (If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death), Michel Constantin (Violent City), Rufus (Amélie), Anne Carrère (The Secret Killer), Henri Garcin (Someone Behind the Door), Bernard Fresson (La Prisonnière) and Adolfo Celi (Thunderball).

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Favenin is a bitter cop working in a city he considers rotten.

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Theatrical Release: October 5th, 1970

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Review: Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

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Distribution Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:38:47.838        
Video

1.66:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 34,515,244,876 bytes

Feature: 32,086,419,456 bytes

Video Bitrate: 39.36 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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DTS-HD Master Audio French 1575 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1575 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English, None
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1.66:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 34,515,244,876 bytes

Feature: 32,086,419,456 bytes

Video Bitrate: 39.36 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
• Trailer (1:35)


Blu-ray Release Date: September 6th
,
2022
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 9

 

 

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ADDITION: Kino Blu-ray (August 2022): Kino have transferred Yves Boisset's The Cop (Un condé) to Blu-ray. It is cited as being from a "Brand New 4K Restoration". It looks wonderful if having a few teal-leaning walls in certain scenes. Black levels are fairly pitch. There is fine grain textures and impressive, film-like detail in the film's close-ups. The 1080P looked solid on my system.

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On their Blu-ray, Kino use a DTS-HD Master dual-mono track (24-bit) in the original French language. The Cop has man aggressive scenes from gunfire to beatings and torture that come through with impactful depth. It has a score by Antoine Duhamel (Frank and Eva, Truffaut's Mississippi Mermaid, Godard's Weekend)  sounding similar to Morricone and it is supportive in the lossless transfer. Kino offer optional English subtitles on their Region 'A' Blu-ray.

The Kino Blu-ray offers a new commentary by my favorite trifecta of commentarists, Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson. They talk about connections to Michael Winner and Death Wish. They state that William Friedkin may have been influenced by The Cop. They also find links to John Frankenheimer's French Connection II, how the film is very dark (black) - reminiscent of John Alton from T-Men - and they discuss the egregious violence, how the car crash evokes Goldfinger. Gianni Garko playing Dan Rover reminds Howard of Michael Caine in Get Carter. They touch on the cast; Michel Bouquet (Just Before Nighfall), Françoise Fabian (The Specialists), Michel Constantin (Le Trou), Bernard Fresson (Polanski's The Tenant), Adolfo Celi ('Largo' to Bond fans) - the director Yves Boisset ('minimalist style'.) I think it was Nathaniel who states that this is the first video release of The Cop in North America, how it was a much discussed film in France - courting controversy etc. There is also a trailer for the film.

Yves Boisset's The Cop tackles some harsh morality with a committed police officer who has had enough after a colleague dies and goes on a cold-blooded vengeful spree against the baddies. Perhaps evoking Dirty Harry to a certain degree with the strong indifference to criminal's rights. There are no redeeming male characters in The Cop and the French government wanted to ban it for the portrayal of police corruption and the extensive violence. While the French release had a few cuts, this Kino Blu-ray is the complete version. It's a highly impacting crime-film appealing to the vigilante cinema fans. It's very adeptly realized by Boisset. I am very happy this gripping, intense, film is available in such pleasing a/v with the addition of the excellent commentary. Absolutely recommended!

Gary Tooze

 


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