Pre-Order Diva (1981) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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Fantastic cult film that has never been available on blu-ray previously. Remember it fondly from the cinema club days as a student. Thought maybe Criterion would publish it, as they recently published Betty Blue, but I'll definitely take the Kino.
 
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Fantastic cult film that has never been available on blu-ray previously. Remember it fondly from the cinema club days as a student. Thought maybe Criterion would publish it, as they recently published Betty Blue, but I'll definitely take the Kino.
I'm also really excited about this. Can't wait! In New York, it played at the Plaza for what seemed like forever, and I watched it many times. Stunning to look at. Although the press release credits this film with jump-starting the "new look" movement in French cinema of the 1980's (Luc Besson, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, etc.), a clear influence on "Diva" in both style and subject is Andre Techine's "Barocco" from 1976, which has the same neo-noir stylized art direction with massive use of floating neon and a plot taken from a late 40's RKO "B" movie, but filtered through an ironic, contemporary French literary sensibility, though the focus is on eye candy in both the stunning mise-en scene and the awesome gorgeousness of Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu.
 
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I just got this on iTunes, but I'll pick up the disc, as well.
 

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