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Le Cercle Rouge
Genre: Foreign - Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 81 (Feb 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Alain Delon, Andr

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 1.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
All supplements are included on the second disc and start with 27-minutes worth of excerpts excerpts from the 1971 Andr

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): The Criterion Collection
(Catalog Number): RED210
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $39.95
(DVD Type): Two Discs: DVD-9 x 2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 141
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1970
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/14/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jean-Pierre Melville
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Just out of prison, burglar Cory (Delon) finds a partner for his next job when an escapee (Volont

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture has a dated appearance, but one that can be nicely rendered at times. Colors are solid and well balanced, with generally accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. In a few scenes, colors have a greenish tinge. Images are generally sharp and detailed, though some minor smearing is evident. The night scenes are very dark with limited visual information. Contrast can seem a bit low. There is some dirt and grain inherent in the source element. Some edge enhancement and pixelization can be noticed, that occasionally detract from the picture. (Suzanne Hodges)

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