Blu-ray Release: Mississippi Mermaid

Blu-ray Release Date: June 9, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

François Truffaut (The Bride Wore Black) directs Jean-Paul Belmondo (Leon Morin, Priest) and Catherine Denueve (Belle de Jour) in the 1969 film noir drama Mississippi Mermaid.

JJean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Denueve in Mississippi Mermaid

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Denueve in Mississippi Mermaid

Truffaut’s adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s Waltz into Darkness, Mississippi Mermaid stars the iconic Belmondo as a wealthy plantation owner on Réunion Island who falls madly in love with his mail-order bride (the stunning Deneuve), despite the fact that she is not quite what she seems—and is, in fact, a lot worse.

A cool combo of film noir, star vehicle, picaresque romance and obsessive love tale, the movie features music by Antoine Duhamel, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.


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