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WW2 Set Masterpiece 'Army of Shadows' Available Now On Blu-Ray And DVD

Army of Shadows

STUDIOCANAL has released a brand-new 4K restoration of Jean-Pierre Melville’s WW2 set masterpiece, Army Of Shadows, is now available to own on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital. The release follows the film’s inclusion in this year’s ‘Cannes Classic’ strand at the Cannes Film Festival.

Based on a novel by Joseph Kessel and featuring a stellar cast that includes Lino Ventura (Les Misérables), Paul Meurisse (Les Diaboliques), Jean-Pierre Cassel (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) and Simone Signoret (Room at The Top), Army Of Shadows is a real-life story channelled through the minimalism of Melville’s gangster films. The result is an unmissable tale of defiance in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.


In 1942, French engineer and Resistant cell leader, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura), is arrested and sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Managing to escape we follow Gerbier and his Resistance allies through operations, camaraderie and espionage, and witness the constant threat of capture, danger and the tough decisions that need to be taken to stay alive.

Army of Shadows

The new 4K restoration of Army Of Shadows comes complete with brand-new extras and is the newest addition to the ever-expanding Vintage World Cinema collection from STUDIOCANAL.

Blu-Ray special features:

  • Army of Shadows... the hidden side of the story

  • Jean Pierre Grumbach aka Cartier, aka Melville - Resistance Fighter and Filmmaker

ARMY OF SHADOWS is available now on digital, Blu-Ray and DVD.


All information provided by STUDIOCANAL.


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