(aka "Dr. Popaul" or "High Heels" or "Play Now, Pay Later" or "Scoundrel in White" )


France / Italy 1972


Docteur Popaul, or Scoundrel in White is a black comedy by Claude Chabrol. It tells of the life and proper comeuppance of Dr. Paul Simay (Jean Paul Belmondo), an unusual sort of ladies' man. At his hospital, there is a bet to see who can seduce the most ugly women. Paul is confident he can win, because he already woos ugly women exclusively. He says he gets much better results from them. When he woos and finally marries Christine (Mia Farrow), buck-teeth, leg-braces and all, he eventually discovers that he has more than met his match.


Theatrical Release: France 29 September 1972

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DVD Review: VZ-Handelsgesellschaft - Region 0 - PAL

Big thanks to Per-Olof Strandberg for the Review!

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Runtime 96:48 (4% PAL speedup)

1:1.78 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.39 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0), German (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles German. None
Features Release Information:
Studio: VZ-Handelsgesellschaft

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1:1.78

Edition Details:
• Trailer
• Trailershow
• Gallery
• Text info (in German)

DVD Release Date: 13. June 2006
Nickert Case

Chapters 20




This is just to much! A legal company releases a DVD that looks like the worst bootleg image you can imagine! The source material for this trash could be an old third generation VHS cassette.

This is a disgrace, and isn't watchable at all. The weak picture quality resembles animation movies. As a joke it has a high bitrate and is enhanced for widescreen TVs - neither help its cause.

This is one of the worst DVD's I've ever seen!

 - Per-Olof Strandberg

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