Repulsion (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)

Starring: Catherine Deneuve Director: Roman Polanski
Repulsion (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: Criterion
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Roman Polanski, Director; Catherine Deneuve, Actor
    • Documentary:
      1. A British Horror Film - 2003
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. Rare Set Footage - 1964
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Essay:
      1. Bill Horrigan, Film Scholar
  • Additional Products:
    • Booklet

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 03/10/1995
"...[Deneuve is] heart-stoppingly gorgeous....Chilly alienation." -- Rating: A
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/03/1997
"...Polanski ups the horror ante with stylish, Hitchcockian filmmaking that makes the most of shadow and nuance and is chock-full of symbolism and subtext..."
USA Today - 02/24/1995
"...An all-time chiller..."
A.V. Club - 07/22/2009
"Polanski uses all his tricks to convey Deneuve's increasing disconnect from the world, from striking visuals...to a sound design that rivals that of Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING for sheer, skin-crawling unpleasantness." -- Grade: A
Total Film - 12/13/2012
"Filled with indelible images and punishing sound design, REPULSION casts a shadow over everything from ERASERHEAD to BLACK SWAN, but there's nothing quite like the real thing."

Product Description:

Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough Knife in the Water with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis, starring Catherine Deneuve as Carole, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up over the course of a terrifying weekend. Left alone by her vacationing sister in their London flat, Carole 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.

Product Description:

Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough Knife in the Water with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis, starring Catherine Deneuve as Carole, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up over the course of a terrifying weekend. Left alone by her vacationing sister in their London flat, Carole 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.

Plot Synopsis:

A psychological horror film shot almost entirely in a London flat, REPULSION delves into the case history of a mentally disturbed, hallucinogenic, homicidal girl repelled by sex. Good suspense and clever shocks mark this recommended film, Polanski's first English-language effort.

Plot Keywords:

Essential Cinema | Murder | Psychodrama | Psychos | Recommended | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 3, 1965.
  • REPULSION won the Silver Bear Award at the 1965 Berlin Film Festival and was screened out of competition at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.
  • The Coen brothers cited REPULSION and THE TENANT as having influenced their own BARTON FINK, which won the Palme D'Or at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival--the jury that year was headed by Roman Polanski.

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