The Eurotique Cinema movement dominated the Cinemax After Dark era in the ’80s. The Duke of Burgundy promises to have captured the forbidden joys captured in a stylish way. This is what a cinephile expected from the whole 50 Shades hype. Now The Duke is arriving on Blu-ray thanks to Shout! Factory. Here’s the press release:
“This isn’t merely film of the year… it’s sure to be one of the films of the decade.”- L.A. Weekly
The Duke of Burgundy
Critically-Acclaimed Fantasia Makes Its Blu-ray and DVD Debut September 29th, 2015 from Shout! Factory
Dripping with sumptuously surreal imagery, the critically acclaimed The Duke of Burgundy is a deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession. Written and directed by Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), this romantically lush yet darkly humorous film will make its Blu-ray and DVD debut September 29th from Shout! Factory, in partnership with Sundance Selects. A mesmerizing ode to Giallo and European art house cinema, The Duke of Burgundy features a lush chamber pop score by Cat’s Eyes and comes loaded with bonus features, including an interview with director Peter Strickland, audio commentary track with Peter Strickland, deleted scenes, a Cat’s Eyes music video, Peter Strickland’s short film Conduct Phase and more!
In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen, Borgen, After The Wedding) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D’Anna, Berberian Sound Studio) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient slave. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn’s insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit.
The Duke of Burgundy Bonus Features:
· Interview with director Peter Strickland
· Audio Commentary track with director Peter Strickland
· Deleted Scenes
· Cat’s Eye Music Video
· Peter Strickland’s short film Conduct Phase
· Still Gallery
· Theatrical Trailer
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