'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST by

Abdellatif Kechiche's acclaimed NC-17 film is planned for Blu-ray in February.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection will release 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' on Blu-ray on February 11.

The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman's experiences of first love and sexual awakening. 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' stars the remarkable newcomer Adèle Excharpoulos as a high schooler who, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twentysomething art student, played by Léa Seydoux. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, this finely detailed, intimate epic sensitively renders the erotic abandon of youth. It has captivated international audiences and been widely embraced as a defining love story for the new century.

The Blu-ray will feature a new high-definition digital transfer approved by director Abdellatif Kechiche, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include Trailer and TV spot, plus a booklet featuring an essay by critic B. Ruby Rich. Note that a full special edition treatment of this film will follow at a later date.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 11.

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Blue Is the Warmest Color (Blu-ray)
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