Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Color of Lies

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 27, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.98
Studio: Cohen Film Collection

The Color of LiesThe Color of Lies is one of the later movies of renowned New Wave French filmmaker Claude Chabrol (Les Cousins).

The thriller stars Sandrine Bonnaire (Queen to Play) as Vivianne, the beloved wife of Rene (Jacques Gamblin, Inspector Bellamy), a painter and art teacher who’s under suspicion when the body of 10-year-old girl is found.

Rene was the girl’s teacher and apparently the last person to see her alive and he becomes increasingly unsettled by his neighbors’ suspicions and the investigation of the inspector (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Munich). Vivianne supports Rene but gets tempted by the advances of an arrogant local TV personality (Antione de Caunes, Mumu).

Not rated, The Color of Lies looks at the culture of lies in societies, from advertising to adultery. The foreign film was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival and praised by critics. Michael Atkinson of The Village Voice called the movie “a superb sociological mystery.”

This release, in French with English subtitles, is the U.S. Blu-ray debut of The Color of Lies. Both the Blu-ray and DVD contain a commentary by critics Wade Major and Andy Klein, among other extras.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.