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Betty Blue

Spine #1002

Nov 19, 2019

Number of Discs: 2

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Betty Blue

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Directed By: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Licensor: The Bureau Sales

When the easygoing would-be novelist Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) meets the tempestuous Betty (Béatrice Dalle in a magnetic breakout performance) in a sunbaked French beach town, it’s the beginning of a whirlwind love affair that sees the pair turn their backs on conventional society in favor of the hedonistic pursuit of freedom, adventure, and carnal pleasure. But as the increasingly erratic Betty’s grip on reality begins to falter, Zorg finds himself willing to do things he never expected to protect both her fragile sanity and their tenuous existence. Adapted from the hit novel 37°2 le matin by Philippe Djian, Jean-Jacques Beineix’s art-house smash—presented here in its extended director’s cut—is a sexy, crazy, careening joyride of a romance that burns with the passion and beyond-all-reason fervor of all-consuming love.

  • Blue Notes and Bungalows, a sixty-minute documentary from 2013 featuring Jean-Jacques Beineix, actors Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle, associate producer Claude Ossard, cinematographer Jean-François Robin, and composer Gabriel Yared
  • Making of “Betty Blue,” a short video featuring Jean-Jacques Beineix and author Philippe Djian
  • Le chien de Monsieur Michel, a short film by Beineix from 1977
  • French television interview from 1986 with Jean-Jacques Beineix and Béatrice Dalle
  • Béatrice Dalle screen test
  • Trailers
  • An essay by critic Chelsea Phillips-Carr


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