Detective

  • Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (Maigret et l’affaire Saint-Fiacre, 1959)

    On December 5th, Kino Lorber will release new digital restorations of the first two Inspector Maigret movies starring Jean Gabin.  I previously reviewed the first film, Maigret Sets a Trap (1958), so if you are unfamiliar with the Maigret movies, you may want to read the prior review before...
  • Maigret Sets a Trap (Maigret tend un piège, 1958)

    Between 1931 and 1972, Georges Simenon wrote 75 mystery novels and 28 short stories centered around a gruff, introspective, pipe-smoking, Parisian police inspector that he dubbed Jules Maigret.  Not only were the books tremendously popular; Simenon soon saw the potential to extend the character into other media.  Merely one...
  • Jean Gabin as Maigret on Blu-ray

    Kino Lorber announced that they will release two classic French-language mysteries, Maigret Sets a Trap (1958) and Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959) on Blu-ray on December 5th.  Both star the great Jean Gabin as Georges Simenon’s popular, fictional police commissioner. Inspector Jules Maigret, is one of the most beloved...
  • Warner Archive Blu-ray Announcements

    The Warner Archive will be adding four additional titles to their collection on Blu-ray later this summer/early fall.  The titles include two absolute classics: Arthur Penn’s Night Moves (1975), one of the greatest detective films ever made, and Steve Martin’s funniest film, The Man with Two Brains (1983). The...
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