Breathless: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1960) / Region 1
Breathless: The Criterion Collection

Sign In to hide.

Free Shipping
Orders of $25.00 or more will be shipped our Standard Shipping option and the shipping is completely FREE. Learn more

Notify Me

Additional Blu-ray Versions

Breathless: The Criterion Collection

There was before Breathless, and there was after Breathless. With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, crackling personalities of rising stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, and anything-goes crime narrative, Jean-Luc Godard's debut fashioned a simultaneous homage to and critique of the American film genres that influenced and rocked him as a film writer for Cahiers du cinema. Jazzy, free-form, and sexy, Breathless helped launch the French new wave and ensured cinema would never be the same.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jul 31 2007
  • Production Year 1960
  • Empire SKU 1358903
  • UPC Code 715515026222
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Archival interviews with director Jean-Luc Godard and actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, and Jean-Pierre Melville
French theatrical trailer
New video interviews with Coutard, assistant director Pierre Rissient, and filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker
New video essays: filmmaker Mark Rappaport's Jean Seberg and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum's Breathless As Criticism
Chambre 12, Hotel De Suede, an eighty-minute French documentary about the making of Breathless, with members of the cast and crew
Charlotte Et Son Jules, a 1959 short film by Godard, starring Belmondo
A book featuring an essay by scholar Dudley Andrew, writings by Godard, Francois Truffaut's original film treatment, and Godard's scenario


  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W



  • Georges De Beauregard

Review "Breathless: The Criterion Coll"

Film Rating
(Slide to Set Rating)


Alias is displayed publicly
All submitted comments become the sole property of DVD Empire. DVD Empire reserves the right to not post this comment for any reason.
   or     Cancel

Reviews for "Breathless: The Criterion Coll"