Three Colours Blue

Three Colours Blue

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoit Regent, Florence Pernel
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Three Colours Blue

Blue is the first film in Krzysztof Kieslowski's brilliant Three Colors Trilogy and Miramax has pulled all the stops in giving consumers the perfect home presentation of the movie as well as numerous DVD extras of an unusually high quality. Exquisitely shot by cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Blue has been completely digitally remastered and comes in a pristine widescreen anamorphic transfer. Music plays a central role in the movie and Zbigniew Preisner's popular score sounds fantastic in a fine audio transfer. The disc is loaded with so many DVD extras that they are housed on two separate pages. Lead actresses Juliette Binoche gives a remarkable performance in the movie, and in an extensive English language interview she speaks about the project, working with Kieslowski, and her personal feelings about the director (who by all accounts was a lovely man). Binoche is noted for her restrained, deeply internal performances and it's interesting to see how emotive and open she is in real life when compared to her stoic screen image. An engaging storyteller, Binoche throws her head back in laughter one moment and then starts crying the next (this happens when she discusses the similarities between a scene in Blue and Kieslowski's actual funeral). Binoche also walks the viewer through a number of the movie's scenes in great detail, as well as addressing its themes. The DVD also contains excellent interviews with Polish cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, editor Jacques Witta, and producer Marin Karmitz, all of whom come off as very warmhearted and gently charismatic as they discuss the project and Kieslowski in great depth. They, along with Binoche and others, join an English film critic and Kieslowski's American translator (film professor Annette Insdorf) in the disc's fine making-of documentary. Once you've digested all of this, you can watch one of Kieslowski's surprisingly good student films. Released at a budget price, this is as good as DVDs get.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2003
UPC: 0786936204285
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Reflections on Bleu" featurette; A discussion on Kieslowski's early years; Conversation with Juliette Binoche on Kieslowski; Audio commentary with Annettte Insdorf; Krzysztof Kieslowski's cinema lesson; Marin Karmitz interview with selected scenes commentary; Juliette Binoche selected scenes commentary; Jacques Witta interview/commentary; Kieslowski student film: "Concert of Wishes"; Kieslowski filmography; Original French language track; English subtitles; Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juliette Binoche Julie
Benoit Regent Olivier
Florence Pernel Sandrine
Charlotte Véry Lucille
Emmanuelle Riva The Mother
Hugues Quester Patrice
Hélène Vincent Journalist
Philippe Volter Estate Agent
Yann Tregouet Antoine
Zbigniew Zamachowski Actor
Alain Decaux Actor
Margot Capelier Actor
Claude Duneton Actor

Technical Credits
Krzysztof Kieslowski Director,Screenwriter
William Flageollet Sound/Sound Designer
Agnieszka Holland Screenwriter
Slawomir Idziak Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Marin Karmitz Producer
Jean-Claude Laureaux Sound/Sound Designer
Claude Lenoir Production Designer
Krzysztof Piesiewicz Screenwriter
Zbigniew Preisner Score Composer
Jacques Witta Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits: An Accident [5:05]
2. "I'm Sorry" [2:17]
3. A Day to Mourn [5:24]
4. Tending to Affairs [6:31]
5. An Endeavor to Forget [5:34]
6. Like Any Other Woman [3:29]
7. A New Home [3:59]
8. Expressing Indifference [7:59]
9. Repeating the Punch Line [5:10]
10. Flowers From a Friend [4:02]
11. Music and Mice [5:40]
12. "Now I'm Scared" [5:18]
13. Borrowing a Cat [2:52]
14. Lucille's Favor [6:07]
15. Completing the Score [4:57]
16. "He Loved Me" [4:46]
17. "It's Better This Way" [4:53]
18. "Do You Still Love Me?" [4:54]
19. The Finale [6:07]
20. End Credits [2:56]

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Blue 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie Blue has already become a classic. It is the best one from the trilogy Blue, White and Red (although Red is almost as good). Expect to be sad afterwards, but also more than satisfied with Kieslowski's artistry as he ''serves'' us the story with the lightness only few are capable of.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Juliet Binoche gives a performance with depth and uncommon control, displaying her wonderful ability to express so much using so little. My issue with the film, however is two-fold: I very quickly became aware of the camera and editing techniques that the director used, which distracted from the story-telling. Whenever a director seems like he's showing how "artsy" he is or I become aware of technique rather than the story, it takes away from the presumed purpose of the film. My second issue is that the musical score which is woven throughout the story and is a central character in the film is not very good, and at the end, became annoying (particularly the way it was scored in the voice). It would have been more effective if the film composer had delivered a better score. It's a great film in terms of its devices, techniques, and Juliet's performance - otherwise it missed the mark in my opinion.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
By far one of her best performances, Juliette Binoche dazzles in this film about a young woman struggling to regain her identity after losing her family. If only Disney would re-release Kieslowski's Trilogy on DVD. VHS really does not do justice to the beautiful cinematography which blends the title color into a photographic theme. The musical score, though at times grandiose, intertwines into the plot and carries a mystery that is sure to intrigue the audience. All in all a beautiful movie that is not to be missed.