Quick recaps of new and upcoming 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases.
Twisting the Knife: Four Films by Claude Chabrol — Limited Edition
The Swindle, The Color of Lies, Nightcap, The Flower of Evil
4K restorations for The Swindle, Nightcap, and The Flower of Evil. The packaging also features new artwork by artist Tony Stella and is designed to complement Arrow’s earlier set, Lies and Deceit – Five Films by Claude Chabrol. This release also includes an 80-page booklet with essays by Brad Stevens, Catherine Dousteyessier-Khoze, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Sean Hogan and Pamela Hutchinson.
Each film is loaded with its own special features.
The Swindle includes a new audio commentary by Hogan and film critic Barry Forshaw, archive interviews with cast and crew, a behind-the-scenes featurette, an extended interview with Cécile Maistre-Chabrol (Chabrol’s stepdaughter and assistant director), a visual essay by Dousteyessier-Khoze, and additional features.
The Color Of Lies features another commentary by Forshaw and Hogan, a visual essay by film critic Scout Tafoya, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a special introduction, a special appreciation by film critic David Kalat, and additional features.
Nightcap comes with a commentary by film critic Justine Smith, a visual essay by Tafoya, archive interviews, behind-the-scenes features, and additional features.
The Flower of Evil rounds out the set in good form. Its special features include a commentary by film critic Farran Smith Nehme, an appreciation by author Agnès C. Poirier, behind-the-scenes featurettes, archive interviews, and additional features.