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Jean-Jacques Beineix's stylish French thriller Diva comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. French and English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include an interview with the director, a biography of the director, and a theatrical trailer. Anchor Bay has done a very good job with this title, although the cult status of this film would have supported the inclusion of a few...
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Jean-Jacques Beineix's stylish French thriller Diva comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. French and English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include an interview with the director, a biography of the director, and a theatrical trailer. Anchor Bay has done a very good job with this title, although the cult status of this film would have supported the inclusion of a few more extras.
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Special Features

Widescreen presentation (1.66:1) enhanced for 16x9 TV's; interview with and bio of director Jean-Jacques Beineix; theatrical trailer; optional English subtitles; French and English language tracks.
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A stunning debut for director Jean-Jacques Beineix, Diva is a pulsating, eccentric slice of post-modernism. Shocking to many audiences, Diva blends violence, wit and punk style in a manner that later would be appropriated by Quentin Tarantino and other admirers of updated, jazzed-up film noir. The plot concerns a black Parisian soprano, some recording pirates who want to profit from her voice, corrupt policemen and a chief who runs a prostitution ring, and other seedy scenarios. More important than any of this is the frenzied, bold atmospherics, aided by an eclectic sound track. Cinematographer Philippe Rousselot's work earned him several critics' awards. Beneix failed to live up to the dazzling promise shown in Diva, a film whose attitude was widely imitated in the rest of the 1980s and the 1990s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2001
  • UPC: 013131139990
  • Original Release: 1981
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frederic Andréi Jules
Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez Cynthia Hawkins
Richard Bohringer Gorodish
Thuy An Luu Alba
Dominique Pinon Le Curé
Jacques Fabbri Jean Saporta
Roland Bertin Weinstadt
Anny Romand Paula
Gérard Darmon Spic, I'Antillais
Eugene Berthier
Etienne Draber
Laure Duthilleul
Nane Germon
Gabriel Gobin
Isabelle Mergault
Jean-Luc Porraz
Bernard Robin
Yann Roussel
Jean-Louis Vitrac
Raymond Aquilon
Nathalie Dalyan
Brigitte Lahaie
Chantal Deruaz Nadia
Patrick Floersheim Zapotek
Jean-Jacques Moreau Krantz
Thuy Ann Luu
Vladimir Cosma Conductor
Technical Credits
Jean-Jacques Beineix Director, Screenwriter
Vladimir Cosma Score Composer
Claire Fraisse Costumes/Costume Designer
Hilton McConnico Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Ully Pickard Production Manager
Monique Prim Editor
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer
Irene Silberman Producer
Jean VanHamme Screenwriter
Marie-Josephe Yoyotte Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Main Titles [1:49]
2. Diva [4:48]
3. Star-Struck [3:43]
4. Murder In The Street [2:59]
5. Sexy Little Thief [4:05]
6. Police Investigation [4:02]
7. The Grand Tour [5:43]
8. "Lady Luck is a fickle mistress" [3:45]
9. Walk On The Wild Side [4:03]
10. Flowers For Diva [7:08]
11. "The summit of French culture" [4:59]
12. Clandestine Meeting [4:39]
13. Queen Of The Night [4:43]
14. Golden Voice [5:32]
15. Pirate Recording [5:12]
16. Subway Chase [4:26]
17. Incriminating Evidence [3:44]
18. Cornered [3:43]
19. Gorodish To The Rescue [5:31]
20. Breakfast In Bed [5:45]
21. Taken For A Ride [3:18]
22. Double-Cross [4:34]
23. Car-Jacking [3:09]
24. "Order is restored" [5:07]
25. One Wrong Step [4:04]
26. Solo Performance [4:30]
27. End Credits [2:21]
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Side #1 --
   Languages/Subtitles
      French
         Dolby Digital 5.1
         Dolby Surround 2.0
      English
         Dolby Digital 5.1
         Dolby Surround 2.0
      English Subtitles
         Subtitles On
         Subtitles Off
   Extras
      Trailer
      Interview With Director Jean-jacques Beineinx (6 Mins.)
      Jean-jaques Beineix Bio
   Play
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A true work of art

    Diva is cutting edge for it's time. It raised the bar for the rest of the film industry. And La Wally is hauntingly beautiful. The characters are vivid and beautifully acted. Bravo!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite film of all time!

    Diva is my favorite film. Even though it's 27 years old, it's timeless. It has a great, twisted plot, great actors, and the scenes take place in cool locations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    You don't even have to like the French...

    ...to like this movie. Someone in my dorm had this on laser disc. ( It was the Eighties, look it up in Wikipedia!) I think we all had a bootleg soundtrack (on cassette tape!). I've seen it on a big screen, rented it, watched a horrible dubbed version, and wore out several bootleg tapes of the soundtrack. It's the Slumdog Millionaire of my youth. The soundtrack makes the movie, but it's full of obsession, romance and a young man's dogged pursuit of his true love. I'm buying it and watching it at least once a year. And I'll probably buy the soundtrack, too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lyrical thriller

    A wonderfully lyrical thriller about opera, fame, music, and, well, bootleg recording. It's really quite gripping, and offers the great Dominique Pinon (''Delicatessen'', ''Amelie'', ''City of Lost Children'') as a sinister villain, and a kind of French Lone Ranger as hero.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Film

    Great Film

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