Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 16, 2010
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Lions Gate
- Note: Introduction by Colin MacCabe, Godard expert
- "Once Upon a Time There Was... Contempt": Documentary on the film
- "Contempt...Tenderly": Documentary on the film
- Converation with Fritz Lang
- "The Dinosaur and the Baby": Discussion between directors Jean-Luc Godard and Fritz Lang
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/05/1997
"...[Bardot] seems very natural..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2004
"Godard's masterpiece works on several levels: as a self-reflexive satire about filmmaking, as a study of relationship in its dying throes and as a reworking of a classical myth."
Total Film - 02/01/2004
"Sardonically scripted, it was shot in luminous Mediterranean locales..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/11/2008
"[A] masterpiece, a poetic, deeply reflective reverie on the interplay between a disintegrating marriage and the problematic filming of THE ODYSSEY in Italy."
Los Angeles Times - 01/16/2014
"CONTEMPT has the additional fascination of being a movie about the movies in which the age-old conflict between art and business counterpoints a love affair at a crisis point."
In this cynical look at the art of filmmaking, a director attempts to retell Homer's THE ODYSSEY. He wrangles with his own creative process and the coarse producer's ridiculous demands.
Character Study |
New Wave (Film) |
- U.S. theatrical release: December 18, 1964.
- The film was re-released theatrically in several US cities on June 27, 1997.
- Filmed on location in Capri and Rome, Italy.
- Jean-Luc Godard's first attempt at big-budget filmmaking sparked major conflicts with his producers, triggering the now legendary nude scene that challenges viewers by boldly removing all sexuality from the situation.
- CONTEMPT was the first time Godard worked with an actress as famous as Brigitte Bardot.