Judex: A Serial in Twelve Episodes by Louis Feuillade

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Director: Louis Feuillade
Featuring: Rene Creste Louis Leubas Yvette Andreyor Edouard Mathe Musidora Marcel Levesque Bout-de-Zan
Composer : Robert Israel
Year: 1917
Length: 315 minutes
Format: DVD-9: NTSC
Region: Region 1
Language: Silent with English Intertitles

Flicker Alley in association with Turner Entertainment Networks is proud to present JUDEX, an important part of cinema history now available on home video for the first time. This remarkably inventive and dreamlike French serial by the great Louis Feuillade represents a highlight in French filmmaking and has inspired generations of filmmakers since its first release in 1917. One of cinema’s first “superheroes,” the mysterious Judex (René Cresté) is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux (Louis Leubas), who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favraux’s daughter, Jacqueline (Yvette Andréyor). This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judex’s brother (Edouard Mathé), the evil Diana Monti (Musidora) and her accomplices, the detective Cocantin (Marcel Lévesque), and the charming Licorice Kid (Bout-de-Zan), all of them regular players in Feuillade’s grand tapestries. Enjoy this brand new digital edition of what the Village Voice declared as “one of the most lithe, charming, inventive, and supplely paced serials ever made.”

New booklet essay by noted film historian Jan-Christopher Horak The Music of JUDEX (an 18-minute featurette) – Robert Israel discusses his creative process in writing the musical score.

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