Les Diaboliques

Published 2011
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Suspense classic that influenced the 1960 movie, Psycho, by Alfred Hitchcock. Tells the story of a sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school who is murdered by his wife and mistress, whom he has mistreated. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers.

Uniform Title:
Diaboliques (Motion picture : 1955)
Publisher, Date:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2011.
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([8] p. ; 19 cm.)
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English title from subtitles: Devils
Title on container: Diabolique
DVD, region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; aspect ratio 1.33:1.
In French with optional English subtitles.
Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Charles Vanel, Paul Meurisse, Jean Brochard, Thérèse Dorny, Michel Serrault.
Director of photography, Armand Thirard ; editor, Madeleine Gug ; music, Georges van Parys.
Adapted from the novel: Celle qui n'etait plus / Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955.
Special features include Serge Bromberg introduction, selected-scene commentary, new video interview with novelist and film critic Kim Newman, trailer
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