23 October 2005

Dream double bill # 2 'Le Samourai' and 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai'

Friday 21st October saw the release of 'Broken Flowers' . One cinema in London was showing 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai' alongside 'Dead Man' but I think that a better double bill would be alongside Jean Pierre-Melville's 1967 film 'Le Samourai' with Alain Delon giving Jarmusch fans the chance to see two films that deal with very similar themes.

'Le Samourai' will soon be released by Criterion with lots of extras.


TAS said...

Richard, wasn't there an earlier Criterion release for this film?

Btw, excellent programming instincts, mate!

Richard Gibson said...

Thanks Tom. Criterion have put out 'Le Circle Rouge' and 'Bob Le Flambeur' but I believe 'Le Samourai' is a new one for them. Let's hope they get around to 'Les Doulos'.

A quick search on IMDb shows John Woo is remaking 'Le Circle Rouge'. Interesting choice but sadly John Woo hasn't made a good film since he came to Hollywood.