Apr 042022

The French suspense-thriller film Armageddon arrives on Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics and stars Alain Delon and Jean Yanne, and comes out April 5th.




Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller
Kino Lorber| NR – 94 min. – $29.95 | April 5, 2022

Date Published: 04/04/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Alain Jessua
Writer(s): David Lippincott (novel); Alain Jessua (screenplay)
Cast: Alain Delon, Jean Yanne, Renato Salvatori, Michel Duchaussoy

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

Audio: French (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.66
Subtitles: English
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A



A repairman named Louis Carrier (JEAN YANNE) uses his newly inherited fortune to launch a campaign of terror that will make him a household name. Becoming more and more mentally unstable, Carrier threatens the police and various government institutions while operating under the alias “Armageddon.” A psychologist from Interpol (ALAIN DELON) heads the investigation and prepares a trap at an international conference of world leaders in Paris.



Features include an Audio Commentary with Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson. The trio give a lively but also informative commentary offering information on the production, actors and themes. Also included is the Theatrical Trailer.


VIDEO – 4½/5, AUDIO – 4½/5

Kino Lorber releases Armageddon onto Blu-ray presented in its original 1.66 widescreen aspect ratio. No mention of any restoration so I assume the 1080p high-definition transfer was provided by StudioCanal, but still looks quite good throughout. The picture is sharp and colors well balanced with only some minor specs however nothing overly noticeable or distracting.

The included French language DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track offers up clear dialogue and any of the suspense-filled scenes do have some decent depth for a stereo lossless track. There were no obvious signs of pops or hissing so sounds really good for a movie 40+ years old now.

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