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The 400 Blows (Combo Pack)

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Jean-PIerre Leaud
Director: Francois Truffaut
Plot Synopsis: The unforgettable debut feature by François Truffaut is a wrenchingly personal coming-of-age story that introduced the character that would become the director's lifelong cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud, in one of the screen's great child performances). With the utmost sensitivity, The 400 Blows dramatizes the trials of Truffaut's own difficult childhood, characterized by aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marks its maker's official transition from influential critic to one of Europe's most brilliant auteurs, and is considered the first true work of the French New Wave.
  • Release Details
    Release Date: April 8th, 2014
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1959
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:99 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.35:1
    Audio Formats:French Uncompressed Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:New digital transfer of Antoine and Colette (The Adventures of Antoine Doinel box set only)
    Two audio commentaries, one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill and another by François Truffaut's lifelong friend Robert Lachenay
    Rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan
    Newsreel footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud in Cannes for the showing of The 400 Blows
    Excerpt from a French TV program with Truffaut discussing his youth, critical writings, and the origins of Antoine Doinel in The 400 Blows and Antoine and Colette
    Television interview with Truffaut about the global reception of The 400 Blows and his own critical impression of the film
    Theatrical trailer for The 400 Blows
    A new essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf