Jul 292021

The Widow Couderc is a drama starring Alain Delon, Simone Sigmoret and Ottavia Piccolo and debuts on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber, released on July 7th.



The Widow Couderc

Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Kino Lorber| NR – 89 min. – $24.95 | July 6, 2021

Date Published: 07/29/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Writer(s): Georges Simenon (novel); Pascal Jardin (dialogue), Pierre Granier-Deferre and Pascal Jardin (adaptation)
Cast: Alain Delon, Simone Signoret, Ottavia Piccolo

Features: Commentary, Treailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.66
Subtitles: English
Disc Size: 30.04 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.76 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Kino Lorber provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


A contended widow (SIMONE SIGNORET) allows a handsome stranger (ALAIN DELON) to move in and work on her farm. Their secret affair and plans for the future take a dramatic turn when he succumbs to her jealous sister-in-law’s seductive daughter (OTTAVIA PICCOLO). The drama plays out against the picturesque French countryside.



Not a whole lot, but there is an Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman and the Theatrical Trailer.


VIDEO – 4½/5

Kino Lorber releases The Widow Couderc onto Blu-ray, presented with a 1.66 widescreen aspect ratio and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer, which was taken from a new 4K restoration from the original camera negative. For the most part this looks quite good, detail is sharp and well defined while colors are well balanced with a more trend toward the natural spectrum.

AUDIO – 4/5

The disc comes with a basic DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track which offers up clear dialogue and there is some decent depth with ambient noises, mostly sounds of the farm with some more action during the finale.



Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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