Blu-ray Release: The Story of Adele H.

Blu-ray Release Date: April 14, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1975 French historical drama The Story of Adele H., directed and co-written by the great Francois Truffaut (The Bride Wore Black) and starring Isabelle Adjani (The Driver) and Bruce Robinson (Romeo and Juliet), makes its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time.

Isabelle Adjani in The Story of Adele H.

Isabelle Adjani in The Story of Adele H.

The film concerns Adèle Hugo (Adjani), the daughter of famed writer Victor Hugo, whose obsessive unrequited love for a British military officer (Robinson) leads to her downfall. The film follows the infatuated Adèle as she trails Pinson from one end of the earth to the other, descending into madness and living on the fire of her passion.

Based on Adèle Hugo’s diaries, stunningly photographed by the Nestor Almendros (Days of Heaven) and featuring a score by Maurice Jaubert, the film received much critical acclaim when it was released.

For her part, Adjani received an Academy Award nomination, making her the youngest Best Actress nominee ever at the time. The Story of Adele H. also won the National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Award for Best Film, and the Cartagena Film Festival Special Critics Award.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be prepared to preorder the title from distributor Screen Archives when it prebooks towards the end of March.

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.