Friday, April 17, 2009

Finally! A decent DVD for Repulsion

Thanks Criterion!
Due in July 09


Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough Knife in the Water with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis, starring Catherine Deneuve as Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up over the course of a terrifying weekend. Left alone by her vacationing sister in their London flat, Carol is haunted by specters real and imagined, and her insanity grows to a violent pitch. Thanks to its unforgettable attention to disturbing detail and Polanski’s unparalleled adeptness at turning claustrophobic space into an emotional minefield, Repulsion remains one of cinema’s most shocking psychological thrillers.

-New, restored high-definition digital transfer (with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
-Audio commentary featuring director Roman Polanski and actress Catherine Deneuve
-A British Horror Film (2003), a documentary on the making of Repulsion, featuring interviews with Polanski, producer Gene Gutowski, and cinematographer Gil Taylor
-A 1964 television documentary filmed on the set of Repulsion, featuring rare footage of Polanski and Deneuve at work
-Theatrical trailer
-PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar and curator Bill Horrigan

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