BeforePsycho, Peeping Tom,andRepulsion,there wasDiabolique.This thriller from Henri‑Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women—the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys' boarding school—who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images,Diaboliqueis a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.
Black & White
New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Selected-scene commentary by French-film scholar Kelley Conway
New video introduction by Serge Bromberg, codirector ofHenri-Georges Clouzot’s "Inferno"
New video interview with novelist and film critic Kim Newman
Original theatrical trailer
PLUS: An essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty New cover by David Plunkert