400 Blows, The: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)

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400 Blows, The: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)

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400 Blows, The: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)

Francois Truffaut's first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut's cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Laud), The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut's own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marks Truffaut's passage from leading critic of trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave .


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 17 2014
  • Production Year 1959
  • Empire SKU 1686651
  • UPC Code 715515114318
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Restored High-Definition Digital Film Transfer, With Uncompressed Monaural Soundtrack On The Blu-ray
Two Audio Commentaries, One By Cinema Professor Brian Stonehill And The Other By Direcotr Francois Truffaut's Lifelong Friend Robert Lachenay
Rare Audition Footage Of Jean-Pierre Leaud, Patrick Auffay, And Richard Kanayan
Newsreel Footage From The Film's Showing At Cannes
Excerpt From A 1965 Interview With Truffaut In Which He Discusses His Youth, His Critical Writings, And The Origins Of The Character Antoine Doinel
Exceprt From A 1960 Interview With Truffaut About The Global Reeception Of "The 400 Blows" And His Own Critical View Of The Film
An Essay By Film Scholar Annette Insdorf


  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W

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