Diva (Special Edition) (Blu-ray)
Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix
Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez
Thuy An Luu
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)
Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
In French with Optional English Subtitles
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