Belle De Jour: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: January 17, 2012
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Audio Commentary Featuring Michael Wood, Author of the BFI Film Classics Book Belle De Jour
    New Video Piece Featuring Writer and Sexual-Politics Activist Susie Bright and Film Scholar Linda Williams
    New Interview with Screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere
    Segment from the French Television Program Cinema Featuring Interviews with Carriere and Actress Catherine Deneuve
    Original and Rerelease Trailers
    New English Subtitle Translation
    A Booklet Featuring an Essay by Critic Melissa Anderson and a 1970s Interview with Director Luis Bunuel
Catherine Deneuve's porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress's most iconic roles: Severine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her afternoon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Bunuel is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (it's characters' and its viewers'), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression, which was one of Bunuel's biggest hits.