Betty Blue (Blu-ray)

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Jean-Jacques Beineix directs this French drama starring Beatrice Dalle and Jean-Hughes Anglade. Betty (Dalle) and Zorg (Anglade) have a passionate, if somewhat unconventional, relationship. When Betty discovers Zorg's half-written novel she burns his house down and forces him to go to Paris with her in search of fame. There they team up with another couple, who own a pizza restaurant, before continuing their journey south, where Betty begins her tragic demise into madness and eventual death.

Product Details

Barcode
5028836040248
Department
Movies & TV
Released
25 Nov 2013
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Foreign Language
Sub-genre
Drama
Region
Region B
Language
French
Studio
Second Sight
Number of Discs
2
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Making Of Documentary
Runtime
177 min
Age Restriction
18
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Betty Blue
Release Year
1986
Running Time
185 min
Language
French
Alternate Title
37.2 le matin
Categories
Foreign Films / French / Erotic / Recommended / Romance / Theatrical Release / Tragedy
Ratings
IMDb
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes®
77% 91%
Synopsis
A shocking and offbeat story of two French lovers, Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) and Betty (Beatrice Dalle), who fall into a deeply erotic and all-encompassing relationship. Zorg is a simple repairman in his mid-thirties who lives a relatively dull life in a remote, weathered shack until he meets Betty, a sexy, mercurial younger woman who challenges his way of thinking and forces him to change his life. When Betty and Zorg are not having wild and uninhibited sex (and joyously traipsing around naked), Zorg is writing his novel, an unpublished masterwork that Betty discovers and vehemently champions. Betty, prone to violent fits of passionate rage, attacks Zorg's boss and burns their shack down, leaving Zorg no choice but to join her on a series of spirited adventures. They move in with Betty's best friend and her boyfriend and for a brief time live a happy bohemian lifestyle, wild and crazy in love. But as the film progresses, Betty's mental illness becomes more apparent, she lives in a fitful manic world of passionate highs and lows while Zorg desperately attempts to coddle and comfort her. Finally, the lovers start over in a dreamy rural town, hoping to live a normal life, but Betty's fantasy world encroaches on her reality as she slowly spirals out of control in this intense story of love and lust, based on the novel by Philippe Djian.
Poster
Poster for Betty Blue
Cast & Crew
Director
Jean-Jacques Beineix
Star
Jean-Hugues Anglade / Clementine Celarie / Beatrice Dalle / Gerard Darmon / Jacques Mathou
Screenwriter
Jean-Jacques Beineix
Composer
Gabriel Yared
Producer
Claudie Ossard
Director of Photography
Jean-Francois Robin
Movie Critics
Los Angeles Times
"...The third and most astonishing of the films of Jean-Jacques Beineix....BETTY BLUE is an irresistible tale of crazy love on the one hand and crazy friendship on the other..."
Sheila Benson (7 Nov 1986, p.C1)
Sight and Sound
"...Superbly acted by a largely unknown cast..."
Tom Milne (1 Sep 1986, p.289-90)
Uncut
"[I]t's visually ravishing throughout....It's still a waking dream. Damned beautiful."
Chris Roberts (1 Jul 2004, p.142)
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