I didn't know Jean Pierre Melville's Le Samourai had been released on blu ray until I saw it on ebay recently, the disc is French and unfortunately lacks any English options. As it's one of my favourite films ever, I bid for it anyway, thinking I could make a custom version from it. It arrived today and it's gorgeous, packaged in one of those digibooks packed with great photos and with the film on a blu and a dvd.
I haven't had chance to look at the quality yet but as soon as I do I'll post again, possibly with some screen captures and maybe some comparison shots with the Criterion dvd. The disc also has a few decent looking extras which, if they are any good I may have a go at translating them. Until then here are a few more pics.