Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Lovers on the Bridge

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 14, 2017
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $22.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

French auteur Leos Carax’s The Lovers on the Bridge, presented by Martin Scorsese, remains one of the most spectacularly romantic films of the 1990s.

The 1991 drama-romance follows the intense, convulsive relationship between one-eyed artist Michele (Juliette Binoche, Mauvais Sang) and alcoholic street performer Alex (Denis Lavant, Holy Motors). Paris’ oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, is their home and their stage as they break up and get back together in increasingly explosive reunions both figurative and literal, including a jaw-dropping re-creation of the fireworks display that marked the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.

Originally famous for budget overruns (Carax built an enormous set of the bridge and its environs), The Lovers on the Bridge is now justly revered as a deliriously entertaining depiction of amour fou.

The Blu-ray and DVD contain a booklet essay by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, a video essay by Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin and the original theatrical trailer.

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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.