Blue Is the Warmest Color (La Vie d’Adèle)
Title notwithstanding, the blues are not particularly warm, and the abundant fleshtones are spot-on. All of the colors are punchy, and the 2.35:1 image is remarkably crisp. We can readily tell, for example, that the ladies go sans makeup. This is actually one of the best-looking independent films I’ve seen from 2013. But the French-language DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, while not problematic, is in no way distinguished. There are no real extras, but a later, more elaborate special edition has been promised.