The Law (Full Screen) (French, Subtitled in English)

The Law (Full Screen) (French, Subtitled in
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1958
  • Label: Oscilloscope
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Uncensored French-language version of the Law
    • Audio commentary by film critic David Fear
    • New English subtitle translation by Lenn Borger
    • Alternat ending - "Mariette's Revenge"
    • 1958 episode of Cinépanorama from the set of the Law, featuring Jules Dassin, Gina Lollobrigida, Yves Montand, and Melina Mercouri
    • 1957 television interview with La Lai novelist Roger Vailland, from French television program Lectures pour tous
    • L'ultima asteria (200, dir. Alfredo De Giuseppe), a documentary film about the game "The Law" as played in Southern Italy today
    • The Law original theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 06/30/2010
3 stars out of 5 -- "THE LAW is an entertaining 1959 film about schemes and conflicts in a small Mediterranean coastal town....[With] a charismatic group of multinational stars including Gina Lollobrigida, Marcello Mastroianni, Melina Mercouri and Yves Montand, all in peak form."
A.V. Club - 10/27/2010
"[S]killfully executed by everyone involved....THE LAW captures the understated power struggles and potential for sadism in everyday life..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2010
"Dassin's film roams around a rocky seaside village rife with petty crime, spiteful infidelity, vendettas, abuse, corruption, you name it."

Product Description:

Marietta (Gina Lollabrigida) is the local fireball in a small but corrupt town. A mobster's son wants her, but she goes after Enrico, a shy engineer (Mastroianni). Passions are inflamed and the town's hypocrisies are revealed before all is over. A black comedy starring two of the biggest stars in Italian films.


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  • Sales Rank: 53,533
  • UPC: 896602002111
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