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Title: Inspector Lavardin Collection
Starring: Jean Poiret
Released: 22nd April 2014
SRP: $49.98, $39.98

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The Cohen Film Collection presents two films from director Claude Chabrol, Chicken With Vinegar and Inspector Lavardin, available on separate two-disc Blu-ray and two-disc DVD sets. The films will both be digitally remastered and include two Inspector Lavardin television films – The Black Snail (1988) and Danger Lies in the Words (1989), audio commentary by film critics Wade Major and Andy Klein, and a new essay by critic Peter Tonguette.
 
Quote: Among the scores of acclaimed films directed by Claude Chabrol ( Les Cousins, Les Biches, The Unfaithful Wife, The Butcher, Madame Bovary, The Flower of Evil), two of his most popular remain the murder mysteries featuring police inspector Jean Lavardin. Academy Award nominee Jean Poiret ( La Cage aux Folles, The Last Metro) stars as the seasoned inspector, while his co-stars include famed French actors (and Chabrol regulars) Michel Bouquet ( The Bride Wore Black, Just Before Nightfall, Renoir), Jean-Claude Brialy ( Les Cousins, A Woman Is a Woman), Bernadette Lafont ( Le Beau Serge, Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me) and Chabrol's muse and longtime wife Stéphane Audran ( The Unfaithful Wife, The Butcher, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie).
 
In Chicken With Vinegar (1985, also known as Coq au Vin), based on the novel 'Une mort en trop' by Dominique Roulet, a cruel invalid (Stéphane Audran) who consistently terrorizes her teen son into abject obedience is threatened with the loss of her home by a conniving trio who want her property as part of a deal for a lucrative development project. After several of the principal figures suffer grisly deaths, Lavardin arrives to get to the bottom of it all. In the 1986 followup, Inspector Lavardin, the detective travels to a small coastal town to investigate the puzzling death of a wealthy writer found murdered on a beach, with the word 'pig' scrawled on his backside. Lavardin is thrown off balance when he discovers that the writer's widow is none other than his own former lover.


Inspector Lavardin Collection

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