In French with English subtitles.
In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract killer with samurai instincts. A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture - with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology - maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville's masterpiece Le Samouraï defines cool.
- Starring: Alain Delon, Cathy Rosier, Nathalie Delon, Francois Perier
- Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: PG
- Label: The Criterion Collection
- Release Date: 10/25/2005
- Run Time: 101 minutes
- Catalogue #: 306
- New video interviews with Rui Nogueira, author of Melville on Melville, and Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris
- Archival interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, Francois Périer, Nathalie Delon, and Cathy Rosier
- 29-page booklet featuring film scholar David Thomson, filmmaker John Woo, and selections from Melville on Melville