The Color of Lies

The Color of Lies

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 43 Minutes
The Color of Lies is a French film about a small town where a young girl is raped and murdered. Infuriated the town wants justice and unfortunately for her art tutor, he was the last person to see her alive. 
I liked this film because despite being released originally in 1999, the film still has relevance in the fact that it focuses on the way that society is quick to jump to judgment and how when dealing with an atrocity of this magnitude it’s all to easy for everyone to lose focus. Instead of it being just about the young girl who was victimized, the crime becomes a sensationalized platform for everyone to air their opinions and be heard. Soon enough it’s no longer about a young girl but about the idea that this can happen in the small confines of wherever and that some people can’t be trusted even though there’s hardly any factual information being broadcasted. 
The film takes you from a simple murder mystery into a sociological landscape that allows the viewer to move along with the crowd and plays with your emotions. You become frustrated, angry, sure, doubtful, and shamed all within the runtime of the film. Really moving and easy to get caught up in. 
The Color of Lies is a pretty fantastic looking Blu-Ray that does show a few signs of wear but overall gives you fine detail, a good color scheme, and coherency in darker images without white noise or loss of integrity. If you look at the trailers for the film on you tube you can see the picture is far better then previously released. 
Not much by way of bonus material. There is a commentary from two film critics and a trailer. 
AJ Garcia
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