'Belle de Jour' Dated and Detailed For Blu-ray

Posted Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The French 1967 classic directed by Luis Buñuel will seduce Blu-ray lovers in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is prepping 'Belle de Jour' for a Blu-ray release on January 17.

The porcelain perfection of Catherine Deneuve hides a cracked interior in the actress’s most iconic role: Séverine, a chilly Paris housewife by night, a bordello prostitute by day.

The Blu-ray will feature a new high-definition digital restoration with uncompressed monaural soundtrack and supplements will include: 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 Carrière; Excerpt from the French television program Cinéma, featuring interviews with Carrière and actress Catherine Deneuve; Original and American release trailers; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Melissa Anderson and a 1970s interview with director Luis Buñuel.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Belle de Jour' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under January 17.

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Belle de Jour (Blu-ray)
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