Jules & Jim on Criterion Blu-ray
By DAVID WEINER
February 05, 2014
The audacious 1962 François Truffaut love triangle classic comes to Blu-ray & DVD with amazing Criterion bonus features. Following the 25-year relationship of two friends (played by Oskar Werner and Henri Serre) and the object of their mutual obsession (Jeanne Moreau), the newly restored Jules & Jim Blu-ray includes two audio commentaries (one featuring screenwriter Jean Gruault, François Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman, editor Claudine Bouché, and film scholar Annette Insdorf; the other featuring actor Jeanne Moreau and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana); excerpts from 1985 The Key to Jules and Jim doc about author Henri-Pierre Roché and the real-life relationships that inspired the novel and film; interviews with Truffaut, Gruault, and cinematographer Raoul Coutard; excerpt from a 1965 episode of the French television program Cinéastes de Notre Temps dedicated to Truffaut; Truffaut's first appearance on American television in 1977; an audio interview with Truffaut from 1980, conducted by film scholar Claude-Jean Philippe; a booklet featuring an essay by critic John Powers, a 1981 piece by Truffaut on Roché, script notes by Truffaut and more!