ARROW SET RELEASE: Twisting The Knife: Four Films By Claude Chabrol

After enjoying Lies and Deceit: Five Films by Claude Chabrol, the second set of his films from Arrow Video brings The SwindleThe Color of LiesNightcap and The Flower of Evil to your physical media collection.

Over five decades, Chabrol made fifty-five feature films and I hope that this is not the last collection from Arrow.

Here’s what’s on this release:

The Swindle (1997): When two scam artists — Isabelle Huppert and Michel Serrault — get in over their heads, who is scamming who?

The Color of Lies (1999): The murder of a ten-year-old girl is blamed on the last person to see her alive, a once-famous painter who now teaches art.

Nightcap (2000): John Waters called this tale of family secrets “cinematic perfection.”

The Flower of Evil (2003): The perfect family begins to unravel when the wife involves herself in politics and exposes long-hidden truths.

Twisting The Knife: Four Films By Claude Chabrol comes with high definition Blu-ray presentations of all four films, as well as new 4K restorations of The Swindle, NightcapThe Color of Lies and The Flower of Evil. You also get an 80-page collector’s booklet of new writing by Sean Hogan, Brad Stevens, Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Pamela Hutchinson, as well as limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella.

The Swindle extras include new commentary by critic Barry Forshaw and author Sean Hogan, a new visual essay by scholar Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, a new interview with Cécile Maistre-Chabrol, behind-the-scenes, an interview with Isabelle Huppert, an introduction by film scholar Joël Magny, a trailer, an image gallery and select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol.

The Color of Lies extras include new commentary by critic Barry Forshaw and author Sean Hogan, two new visual essays by film critics Scout Tafoya and David Kalat, an introduction by film scholar Joël Magny, behind-the-scenes, a trailer, an image gallery and select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol.

Nightcap offers new commentary by film critic Justine Smith, a new visual essay by film critic Scout Tafoya, interviews with Isabelle Huppert and Jacques Dutronc, behind-the-scenes, a screen test for Anna Mouglalis, an introduction by film scholar Joël Magny, a trailer, an image gallery and select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol.

The Flower of Evil has new commentary by film critic Farran Smith Nehme, a new visual essay by Agnes Poirier, behind-the-scenes, an interview with co-writer Catherine Eliacheff, an introduction by film scholar Joël Magny, a trailer, an image gallery and select scene commentaries by Claude Chabrol.

You can get Twisting The Knife: Four Films By Claude Chabrol from MVD.

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