July 1, 2021
Cohen Film Collection has announced an Aug. 31 Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of “Three Men to Kill,” a double feature of two classic French crime dramas starring Alain Delon, the French actor and screen sex symbol of the 1960s and ’70s.
The collection will consist of the movies The Gang (1977) and Three Men to Kill (1980), and will retail at $19.95 (DVD) and $29.95 (Blu-ray).
The Gang: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small-time crooks unite to form a gang led by the charismatic Delon. After several bold robberies they become notorious as “the front-wheel drive gang.” The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, but the gang’s luck won’t last forever.
Three Men to Kill (1980): In this gritty, violent and suspenseful thriller, Delon plays Gerfaut, who comes to the aid of a man laying wounded in the road, not knowing the man has taken two bullets to the belly. Soon he becomes the target of the killers, who see him as a dangerous witness. But Gerfaut has been around the block a couple of times and he won’t be so easily eliminated.
Both films were directed by Jacques Deray and have been fully restored. They are in French, with English subtitles.