ARROW BLU RAY RELEASE: Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)

The sequel to the 1984 film Cop au VinInspecteur Lavardin finds the detective (Jean Poiret) demoted to investigations in a small coastal town due to his investigation techniques involving dunking suspect’s heads under water. This brings him into the case of a murdered Catholic writer named Raoul Mons, who has been found dead on the beach with the word pig written all over his back.

It turns out that Raoul wasn’t just a drug dealer, blackmailer and rapist, but also was married to Helene, an old flame that Lavardin hasn’t seen for twenty years. Even stranger, her daughter is named Véronique, the same name he’d always wanted to give to a daughter. And when the truth comes out, will the Inspector stay with his new family or just go home alone with his breakfast obsessions and the photo of a murderess in his wallet?

Two years later, Poiret would return to this role for four episodes of the TV series Les dossiers secrets de l’inspecteur Lavardin, which was written by Chabrol, had two episodes directed by him and also featured his son Thomas.

Arrow Video’s Lies And Deceit: Five Films By Claude Chabrol collected five high definitions (1080p) blu ray versions of Cop Au Vin and Inspector Lavardin to Madame Bovary, Betty and Torment. Each movie has an introduction by film scholar Joël Magny and select scene commentaries by Chabrol. Additionally, there’s an 80-page collector’s booklet of new writing by film critics Martyn Conterio, Kat Ellinger, Philip Kemp and Sam Wigley, trailers and image galleries for each movie and limited edition packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella.

Cop Au Vin has new commentary by critic Ben Sachs and Why Chabrol?, a new interview with film critic Sam Wigley on why Chabrol remains essential viewing

You can order this set from MVD.

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