I was disappointed to read yesterday that the Arrow Academy Bluray of Rififi (out May 9th) is Region 2, which leaves Regon 1 Bluray player owners like me out in the cold. (And don’t start with the “re-program your BD player software to make it all-region” — I’m not smart enough to do that and half the time it doesn’t work anyway, I’ve been told.)
This plus the French Gaumount Bluray lacking English subititles means Rififi-lovers like myself are screwed both ways. (I could actually roll with the Gaumount since I know the dialogue backwards and forwards and the aspect ratio is 1.33 to 1.) The only thing to do is wait and hope for a Criterion Bluray version…if and when.