Repulsion

Repulsion

Director: Roman Polanski Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / B&W)

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Overview

The first English-language film of director Roman Polanski is a psychological thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) and his own later film Rosemary's Baby (1968). Catherine Deneuve stars as Carol Ledoux, a Belgian manicurist living with her sister, Helen (Yvonne Furneaux), in a London flat. Simultaneously attracted and repulsed by sex, Carol is a virgin who finds her sister's relationship with a married man, Michael (Ian Hendry), extremely disturbing. When her sister and Michael go on holiday, Carol begins to disintegrate mentally, hallucinating bizarre encounters, being forced into taking a sabbatical from her job and ultimately committing a pair of murders in her deranged state.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2009
UPC: 0715515047814
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 13,758

Special Features

Audio Commentary featuring 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 Gilbert Taylor, among others; ; A 1964 French television documentary filmed on the set of Repulsion, with rare footage of Polanski and Deneuve at work; ; Original Theatrical Trailers; ; Plus: A Booklet featuring essay by film Scholar and Curator Bill Horrigan

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Deneuve Carol Ledoux
Ian Hendry Michael
John Fraser Colin
Patrick Wymark Landlord
Yvonne Furneaux Helen Ledoux
Renee Houston Miss Balch
Helen Fraser Bridget
Valerie Taylor Mme. Denise
James Villiers John
Hugh Futcher Reggie
Monica Merlin Mrs. Rendlesham
Imogen Graham Manicurist
Mike Pratt Workman
Roman Polanski Spoons Player

Technical Credits
Roman Polanski Director,Screenwriter
Gérard Brach Screenwriter
Seamus Flannery Art Director
Gene Gutowski Producer
Chico Hamilton Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Alastair McIntyre Editor
Tom Smith Makeup
David Stone Screenwriter
Gilbert Taylor Cinematographer
Sam Waynberg Associate Producer

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