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The Human Beast (La bête humaine) DVD

$29.95

Based on the classic Émile Zola novel, Jean Renoir's La bête humaine was one of the legendary director's greatest popular successes—and earned star Jean Gabin a permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen. Part poetic realism, part film noir, the film is a hard-boiled and suspenseful journey into the tormented psyche of a workingman.

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the original uncensored version
  • Introduction to the film by Jean Renoir
  • New interview with director Peter Bogdanovich
  • Archival footage of Renoir directing actress Simone Simon, and interviews with Renoir, Émile Zola scholar Henri Mitterand, and others on adapting Zola to the screen
  • Gallery of on-set photographs and theatrical posters
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • A booklet featuring critic Geoffrey O’Brien, film historian Ginette Vincendeau, and production designer Eugène Lourié

DVD format. Black and white. Running time: 96 minutes (exclusive of special features). In French with English subtitles.