The Adventures of Antoine Doinel 5-Disc DVD Boxset Criterion Collection, Spine #185
The release of François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows in 1959 shook world cinema to its foundations. The now-classic portrait of troubled adolescence introduced a major new director in the cinematic landscape and was an inaugural gesture of the revolutionary French New Wave. But The 400 Blows did not only introduce the world to its precocious director—it also unveiled his indelible creation: Antoine Doinel. Initially patterned closely after Truffaut himself, the Doinel character (played by the irrepressible and iconic Jean-Pierre Léaud) reappeared in four subsequent films that knowingly portrayed his myriad frustrations and romantic entanglements from his stormy teens through marriage, children, divorce, and adulthood. With The Adventures of Antoine Doinel, Criterion is proud to present Truffaut’s celebrated saga in its entirety: the feature films The 400 Blows, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, and Love on the Run, and the 1962 short subject, Antoine and Colette, in a special edition five-disc box set.
Disc 1: The 400 Blows (1959) • 99 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In French with Optional English Subtitles • 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
and Antoine and Colette (1962) • 30 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • In French with Optional English Subtitles • 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
Disc 2: Stolen Kisses (1968) • 91 minutes • Color • Monaural • In French with Optional English Subtitles • 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio
Disc 3: Bed and Board (1970) • 97 minutes • Color • Monaural • In French with Optional English Subtitles • 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio
Disc 4: Love on the Run (1979) • 95 minutes • Color • Monaural • In French with Optional English Subtitles • 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio
Disc 5: Les Salades de l’amour: The supplements • 95 minutes
• Stunning new digital transfers for all of the Doinel films, enhanced for widescreen televisions
• Two commentaries for The 400 Blows, one by film professor Brian Stonehill, the other by Robert Lachenay, lifelong friend of François Truffaut
• A multitude of rare interviews with Truffaut and his collaborators, including actors Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, and Marie-Frances Pisier, and co-writers Claude de Givray and Bernard Revon, chronicling the Doinel cycle
• Les Mistons (1957), Truffaut’s second film, about a group of pubescent boys whose admiration of a young girl takes on an edge of cruelty, with unforeseen results
• 72-page book, featuring a comprehensive assortment of Truffaut’s own notes, outlines, and treatments for the five Doinel films, along with essays by Annette Insdorf, Kent Jones, Andrew Sarris, Noah Baumbach, and Chris Fujiwara
• New and improved English subtitle translations
• Much more!