Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 18, 2014
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Strand Home Video
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Note: Conversation with Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Brady Corbet at Sundance 2014
- Director introduction
- 10 years later with novelist Scott Heim
- New stills
- Commentary track with Gregg Araki, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Brady Corbet
- Mysterious Skin book reading
- Actors' audition tape
- Deleted scenes
- International trailer
- Other Strand Releasing trailers
- Isolated score & effects track in DTS-HD MA
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
- PCM Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2005
"There's a newfound maturity in MYSTERIOUS SKIN....The humour is more subtle, the dramatic scale greater, the emotional range far more sophisticated."
New York Times - 05/06/2005
"[A] gorgeous, heartbreaking and utterly convincing work of art. Its characters stay with you, and by concentrating on the lives of two very different young men, it seems effortlessly to illuminate a period and a milieu."
Uncut - 06/01/2005
"Stylistically pared-down yet almost Lynchian in its lush, layered strangeness, MYSTERIOUS SKIN is a film of taut, flawless surfaces and haunted hidden depths."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/20/2005
"[Gordon-Levitt] gives a remarkable performance."
Premiere - 06/01/2005
"This is a difficult film, a frequently heartbreaking one...[and] one of the best of the year."
Film Comment - 05/01/2005
"SKIN finds Araki at his most sensitive and cautious."
Uncut - 01/01/2006
Ranked #30 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "[T]he performances from the two leads ensure this is an unforgettable piece of cinema."
Coming Of Age |
- Theatrical Release: May 6, 2005 (Limited)
- The film was previously rated NC-17 by the MPAA, but was changed to be open, with no rating attached.
- The ambient soundtrack is from Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie and composer Harold Budd who have worked together previously, such as on the Cocteau Twins album THE MOON AND THE MELODIES.