Blu-ray Release: Year of the Jellyfish

Blu-ray Release Date: May 10, 2022
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Cohen Media / Kino Lorber

The visually resplendent Bernard Giraudeau (Marquis) and Valérie Kaprisky star in the sexy 1984 French drama Year of the Jellyfish (which sounds even sexier in French: L’année des méduses.

Set in Saint Tropez during mid-summer, this  coming-of-age story is a tale of obsession and sexual desire. A young woman, Chris (Kaprisky), vacations in an upscale beach resort with her mother, where it becomes clear that a layer of secrets and jealousy lay beneath the sundrenched paradise.  Chris has a crush on Romain (Giraudeau), her mother’s lover, you see. And in reaction to her inability to attract his attention, she experiments with other risque affairs…usually sans a bikini top.

English-born director Christopher Frank helmed this one.

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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.