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Did You Win WWII Thriller ARMY OF SHADOWS on Bluray?

Win WWII Thriller ARMY OF SHADOWS on Bluray
Did you win a bluray of the classic French war movie?

Studiocanal has announced the release of a brand-new 4K restoration of Jean-Pierre Melville's WW2 set masterpiece, Army of Shadows, that will be available to own on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital from June 3rd. The release follows the film’s inclusion in this year’s ‘Cannes Classic’ strand at the Cannes Film Festival.

Having himself participated in the French Resistance, Army of Shadows is both Melville’s most personal film and, though initially underappreciated in France, is today widely recognised as being his finest. 

Based on a novel by Joseph Kessel and featuring a stellar cast that includes Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel and Simone Signoret, Army of Shadows is a real-life story channelled through the minimalism of Melville's gangster films. The result is an unmissable tale of defiance in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

In 1942, French engineer and Resistant cell leader, Philippe Gerbier (Ventura), is arrested and sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Managing to escape we follow Gerbier and his Resistance allies through operations, camaraderie and espionage, and witness the constant threat of capture, danger and the tough decisions that need to be taken to stay alive.

We had two bluray copies of Army of Shadows to give away.

The winners are:

Jennifer Rhymer, Banbury
Brian Horsley, Chorley