- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 25, 2003
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: Pathfinder Home Ent.
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"This story is pure fiction and therefore not unimaginable."
- From the Introduction
"Leftist terrorism and state terrorism are the twin jaws of the same trap."
- from Treuffais' manifesto
Sight and Sound - 03/01/1974
"...A hallucinatingly faithful adaptation....Working brilliantly as a straightforward thriller, the film is shot in direct, head-on style taken from the book where everything is on the surface..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2005
"Chabrol's sly examination of the weasely political jockeying that results in a brutal police siege of the kidnappers remains both muscular and masterly."
- Based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette.