Blanche Blu-Ray + DVD

Blanche Blu-Ray + DVD
Blanche Blu-Ray + DVD Blanche Blu-Ray + DVD
One of the greatest of all medieval films, not least for its utterly distinctive realisation of a recognisable yet alien world, Walerian Borowczyk’s third feature was widely hailed as a masterpiece from the moment it first appeared and is still regarded as one of his greatest films.

Based on Juliusz Słowacki’s 19th-century play Mazepa but relocated to 13th-century France, Blanche tells the story of the beautiful young wife (Ligia Branice) of a nobleman many decades older (French acting legend Michel Simon).  As innocent as her name suggests, Blanche becomes the unwilling centre of attention in a power struggle between her husband, the visiting King and his page, the latter a notorious womaniser.  Its unique visual style resembles a medieval fresco, and its period-instruments soundtrack, adapting the ancient ‘Carmina Burana’ song book, was years ahead of its time.

Blanche is presented in a brand new high-definition restoration from original 35mm elements.
Specifications
FormatBlu-ray
FormatDVD
Released2014-09-08
Year1971

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Tags: 1970s