Belle De Jour: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1967) / Region A
Belle De Jour: The Criterion Collection

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Belle De Jour: The Criterion Collection

The porcelain perfection of Catherine Deneuve hides a cracked interior in the actress's most

iconic role: Séverine, a chilly Paris housewife by night, a bordello prostitute by day. This surreal and erotic

late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel is an examination of desire

and fetishistic pleasure (its characters' and its viewers'), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary

social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression,

which was one of Buñuel's biggest hits.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Oct 17 2011
  • Production Year 1967
  • Empire SKU 1592470
  • UPC Code 715515088817
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Audio commentary featuring Michael Wood, author of the BFI Film Classics book Belle De Jour
New video piece featuring writer and sexual-politics activist Susie Bright and film scholar Linda Williams
New interview with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere
Segment from the French television program Cinema featuring interviews with Carriere and actress Catherine Deneuve
Original and rerelease trailers
Booklet featuring an essay by critic Melissa Anderson and a 1970s interview with director Luis Bunuel


  • Audio
    French PCM Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color



  • Robert Hakim
  • Raymond Hakim


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