Blu-ray, DVD Release: Blanche

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 25, 2017
Price: DVD $17.99, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films

Walerian Borowczyk’s (The Beast) 1971 fable-like historical drama Blanche was the winner of the Berlin International Film Festival’s Interfilm Grand Prix Award in 1972.

Set in medieval France, an elderly noble baron (Michel Simon, L’Atalante) and his much younger bride, the beautiful Blanche (Ligia Branice, Isle of Love) welcome a visiting King (George Wilson, Les destinées) and his handsome page, Bartolomeo (Jacques Perrin, Cinema Paradiso) to their castle, and sets in motion accusations of disloyalty and marital infidelity, turning what should be a fairytale into a nightmare.

Polish cult arthouse filmmaker Borowczyk, whose stylized vision of a bygone world, is key to the overall look and feel of Blanche, which despite its period surroundings, embraces very modern sensibilities.

The Blu-ray and DVD editions of Blanche contain the following features:

  • Introduction by director Leslie Megahey
  • Ballad of Imprisonment: Blanche – Interview program featuring producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant director André Heinrich, camera operator Noël Véry and assistant Patrice Leconte
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