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Lacombe Lucien (aka Lacombe, Lucien)
The Louis Malle Collection
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 108 (May 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Pierre Blaise, Aurore Cl

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the original theatrical trailer and a 24-page booklet. The fourth disc of the set is The Supplements disc, which includes a 31-minute interview with film critic/author Pierre Billard; a 13-minute interview with Candice Bergen, Louis Malle's wife of fifteen years; excerpts from the TV show "Pour Le Cin

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 329
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $79.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 138
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1974
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Louis Malle
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Lacombe, Lucien" (Blaise) was his name and France was his country. However, during the Germany occupation, with no apparent loyalties to his homeland, Lucien joined the Gestapo rather than the Resistance. But after falling in love with France (Cl

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.66:1 pillarboxed DVD picture exhibits satisfying sharpness and detail. A few scenes are more softly focused, while others are nicely textured. Colors are well balanced, with a subtle, understated look that is consistent throughout the collection. The source element is quite clean and smooth, with a few flecks of dirt and some film grain. (Suzanne Hodges)

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