Comfort of Strangers (DVD + Blu-Ray)

Comfort of Strangers (DVD + Blu-Ray)

Mary( Natasha Richardson) en Colin ( Rupert Everett) vielen voor het eerst in elkaars armen tijdens een romantitische valantie in Venetie. Vier jaar later zijn ze terug in Venetie om hun romance nieuw leven in te blazen om de toekomst van hun relatie vorm te geven. Maar wie is toch die Engels, sprekende Venetiaan ( Christopher Walker) die hen voortdurend volgt, gadeslaat en fotografeert? Voor Mary en Colin echt in de gaten hebben wat er gebeurt, geraken ze in een bizare wereld van seks, voyeunsme, bedrog en passie, vol zeer charmante maar evenzo gevaarlijke vreemdelingen.

Mary (Natasha Richardson) and Colin (Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince) attempt to reinvigorate their flagging relationship with a romantic trip to Venice. Soon, though, they find themselves drawn into a complex web of deceit, passion, perversion and sexual intrigue, subtly spun by mysterious Robert (Christopher Walken) who resides nearby in palatial splendour with his wife Caroline (Helen Mirren).
Adapted from Ian McEwan's haunting novel by famed playwright Harold Pinter, The Comfort of Strangers is chillingly directed by Paul Schrader (First Reformed), and will lead you on a shadowy, dreamlike journey towards the darkest realms of human experience.
Special features
Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
Audio commentary by director Paul Schrader, newly recorded for this release
Prospectus for a Course Not Given: The Paul Schrader Film Masterclass (1982, 100 mins, audio only): Paul Schrader provides an illuminating precis of the film he had recently presented in America
Paul Schrader Guardian Interview (1993, 85 mins, audio only): the director discusses films and filmmaking with critic Derek Malcolm
Venice in War Time (1918, 1 min), The Glass Makers of Murano, Venice (1928, 4 mins), City Lights (1964, 3 mins): fascinating glimpses of Venice in archive film
Theatrical trailer
Fully illustrated booklet with full film credits and new writing by Director of Photography Dante Spinotti, film historian Dr Deborah Allison, Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington, and Little White Lies essayist Paul Fairclough

Italy, UK | 1990 | colour | 104 minutes | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, 2.0 PCM mono audio, Region B | DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital mono audio, Region 2 | Cert 15

Regisseur: Paul Schrader

Cast: Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett, Christopher Walken, Natasha Richardson, Daniel Franco, Manfredi Aliquo, David Ford

Ondertiteling: Engels
€ 13,00