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Laserdisc DIVA 1981 French w/English Subtitles Cult Classic FS LD
 

Laserdisc DIVA 1981 French w/English Subtitles Cult Classic FS LD

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READ THIS FIRST: This is a 12-inch Diameter Laserdisc, which is NOT the same as DVD and cannot be played on a DVD player!

Laserdisc Title: "DIVA"
Edition: Fullscreen Edition (Single Disc)
Features: ---In French with English Subtitles---
Directed By: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Starring: Wilhemenia Wiggins Fernandez, Frederic Andrei, Richard Bohringer, Thuy An Luu, Jacques Fabbri
Production / Year: 1981 Les Films Galaxie / Greenwich Films
Running Time: 123 Minutes / Color
Audio Format:Dual-Channel Sound, CX Encoded
Video Format: NTSC, CLV (Extended Play)
Miscellaneous Features: Rated R
Distributed By: MGM/UA Home Video
Catalog / Spine Number: ML100183

Cosmetic Condition:
Disc (s): Very Good - Some very light to very minor hairline surface swirls or very light fingerprint marks
Jacket: Excellent - Original outer plastic shrink wrap still partially intact

Synopsis:
Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue) made a catchy debut as a director with this slick, defiantly superficial 1982 movie about a young mail carrier who illegally records a performance by an opera singer, then gets the tape mixed up with evidence that could incriminate gangsters. Wearing flashy commercialism like a badge, Beineix fills the screen with explosions of disposable pop kitsch. Yet he also tells a fairly compelling story in the process, a story that only seems to get more interesting the closer one gets to the end. An unusual experience, Diva should be seen also for the influence it had on the look and feel of movies and music videos in the '80s.This stylish, hip thriller of the early 80's is a cult classic. Featuring Wilhelmenia Wiggins-Fernandez, a real-life Diva. In the film she plays Cynthia Hawkins, an opera singer who refuses to record her music. Frédéric Andréi (Jules) is a loner messenger boy, who makes a beautiful bootleg recording of one of her recitals. He also becomes the unknowing recipient of a tape containing evidence about the Paris underworld, setting off a chain of events where everyone's motives are misunderstood.

THIS IS NOT A DVD!!! THIS IS A 12" LASERDISC AND WILL NOT PLAY IN A DVD PLAYER

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