Diva (Special Edition) (Blu-ray)

Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix

Release Year: 1981
Running Time: 117
UPC: 7 38329 24899 4
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French
Genres: Crime, Thriller
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
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Cast
Frédéric Andréi
Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez
Dominique Pinon
Anny Romand
Richard Bohringer
Thuy An Luu
Jacques Fabbri
Gérard Darmon

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Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix

Director Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue) launched the Cinéma du look movement with this stylish cult thriller that remains as innovative today as when it premiered in 1981. Jules (Frédéric Andréi), a young postal carrier, illegally tapes a concert of a reclusive opera singer (American soprano Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez). Jules’ attempts to woo the diva are interrupted when Taiwanese bootleggers come after the recording. His problems worsen when a prostitute slips another tape, one that incriminates a police chief, into his bag. Now, Jules must escape the police chief, the cop’s henchmen and the bootleggers to keep both precious tapes safe—and to stay alive. Featuring a celebrated chase through the Paris Metro and an early appearance by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) favorite Dominique Pinon, Diva earned César Awards for Beineix, Vladimir Cosma’s (Le Bal) sumptuous music and Philippe Rousselot’s (Henry & June) eye-popping cinematography.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Author Simon Abrams

Scene Specific Audio Commentary by Director Jean-Jacques Beineix

Introduction by Professor Phil Powrie (Author of JEAN-JACQUES BEINEIX) and Eric Grinda (6:20)

Interview with Composer Vladimir Cosma (10:47)

Interview with Casting Director Dominique Besnehard (7:20)

Interview with Star Frédéric Andréi (5:46)

Interview with Actors Anny Romand and Dominique Pinon (12:02)

Interview with Actor Richard Bohringer (6:53)

HOLDING GROUND with Director Jean-Jacques Beineix (11:00)

IN THE CAFÉ with Director Jean-Jacques Beineix (8:30)

Interview with Cinematographer Philippe Rousselot (6:04)

Interview with Set Designer Hilton McConnico (6:50)

Theatrical Trailer

Dual-Layered BD50 Disc

In French with Optional English Subtitles


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