Betty Blue (Region A Blu-ray)

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Defining youthful passion and sexuality for a whole generation the original French cult classic Betty Blue (37" le matin), from acclaimed filmmaker Jean-Jacques Beineix, is considered a landmark in modern cinema, with star Beatrice Dalle an indisputable icon and pin-up of late 20th century cinema. A controversial portrayal of obsessive love and sex Betty Blue tells the tale of aspiring novelist Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade, Queen Margot) who earns a living as a handyman. When Betty, a sultry, unpredictable temptress enters his life and steals his heart away Zorg is suddenly taken on a rollercoaster ride of passionate sex and emotional blackmail that literally turns his life upside down. As Betty pushes the limits of their relationship to the brink of destruction with her flighty tantrums and turns of jealousy, Zorg desperately clings to the fragments of what brought them together in the first place and suggests they take a sojourn to a dreamy rural town for some romantic therapy before calamity reigns and life irreparably spirals out of control.

Product Details

Barcode
9344256001673
Department
Movies & TV
Released
22 Jan 2016
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Region
Region Free
Language
French
Subtitles
French
Sound Format
Dolby Digital 2.0
Studio
Umbrella Entertainment
Runtime
116 min
Age Restriction
R18+
Supply Source
Australia

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and Zorg are not having wild and uninhibited sex (and joyously traipsing around naked), Zorg is writing his novel, an unpublished masterwork that Betty discovers and vehemently champions.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)