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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Georges Franju
Year: 1963
Format: Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Cast: André Méliès, Benjamin Boda, Channing Pollock, Edith Scob, Francine Bergé, Jacques Jouanneau, Luigi Cortèse, Michel Vitold, Philippe Mareuil, René Génin, Roger Fradet, Sylva Koscina, Théo Sarapo
Original Language: French
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 3
Street Date: 17-Jun-14
Runtime (minutes):


This effortlessly cool crime caper, directed by Georges Franju, is a marvel of dexterous plotting and visual invention. Conceived as an homage to Louis Feuillade’s 1916 cult silent serial of the same name, Judex kicks off with the mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a shadowy crime fighter (American magician Channing Pollock) and spins out into a thrillingly complex web of deceptions. Combining stylish sixties modernism with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents, Judex is a delightful bit of pulp fiction and a testament to the art of illusion.

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2007 with cowriter Jacques Champreux
  • Interview from 2012 with actor Francine Bergé
  • Franju le visionnaire, a fifty-minute program from 1998 on director Georges Franju’s career
  • Two short films by Franju: Hôtel des Invalides (1951), about the Paris military complex, and Le grand Méliès (1952), about director Georges Méliès
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien, along with a selection of commentary by Franju (dual-format only)

    New cover by Ron Wimberly

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