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An acknowledged influence on Psycho, Henri-Georges Clouzot's horror classic is the story of a sadistic headmaster who brutalizes his fragile wife and his headstrong mistress. The two women murder him and dump his body in a swimming pool; when the pool is drained, no corpse is found. Criterion presents Diabolique in a new digital transfer.
French: PCM (Uncompressed) 1.0
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 of Henri-Georges Clouzot's "Inferno"
New video interview with novelist and film critic Kim Newman
Original theatrical trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty