Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013
The French are known for incorporating sexually explicit material in their films, probably more so than other nations where over exposed graphic sex and full frontal nudity are considered vital elements in their storytelling. "Blue Is The Warmest Colour" is the latest offering from France revolving around the sexual awakening of a young girl which will shock audiences who have over the years enjoyed watching films in this genre.

Adele is a shy teenager who feels excluded from her social peers. While her friends moan about schoolwork and talk endlessly about sex and boys, Adele plunges herself into classic French literature. She accepts a date with a popular boy at school but on the way to meet him she passes a beautiful blue-haired older girl and later that night, after losing her virginity to her date, Adele masturbates about this mysterious girl. On a trip to a gay bar with a homosexual friend, Adele is approached by the girl, who reveals herself as Emma. Captivated by her beauty and knowledge of art, Adele falls for Emma and the two embark on a passionate relationship...

Based on Julie Maroh's graphic novel of the same name, "Blue is the Warmest Color" takes its time while fleshing out two stages in Adele's life -- before and after high-school -- across nearly three hours of deliberate, expressive filmmaking, capturing the intimacy and intensity of her burgeoning sexuality.


Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Cast: Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurelien Recoing, Catherine Salee
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Genre: Drama, Romance

Blue Is the Warmest Color - Criterion Collection

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 03:00:08 | 43.8 Gb + 7.58 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

Extras:
• Trailer - original Sundance Selects trailer for Blue Is the Warmest Color. Music only, with English text.
• TV Spot - original TV spot for Blue Is the Warmest Color. In English, not subtitled.

Blue Is the Warmest Color - Artificial Eye

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL | 02:59:46 | 38.1 Gb + 7.72 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

Extras:

• Interview with Abdellatif Kechiche - in this brand new video interview, director Abdellatif Kechiche explains how Blue is the Warmest Color came to exist, and discusses how characters are portrayed in his films, the unique framing of the film as well as the use of colors and light, the editing process (and specifically his work with multiple editors), etc. In French, with optional English subtitles. (10 min).

• Interview with Adele Exarchopoulos - in this brand new video interview, actress Adele Exarchopoulos discusses the casting process, Abdellatif Kechiche's directing methods, the lovemaking sequences, the shooting process (which lasted approximately five months, an unusually long period for a French production), etc. In English, not subtitled. (8 min).

• Deleted Scenes - three deleted/extended scenes. In French, with optional English subtitles. (9 min).

• Trailer - original UK theatrical trailer for Blue is the Warmest Color. In French, with imposed English subtitles.

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