Repulsion

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Repulsion


Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough Knife in the Water with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis. Catherine Deneuve is Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up in her London flat when left alone by her vacationing sister. She is soon haunted by specters real and imagined, and her insanity grows to a violent, hysterical pitch. Thanks to its disturbing detail and Polanski’s adeptness at turning claustrophobic space into an emotional minefield, Repulsion is a surreal, mind-bending odyssey into personal horror, and it remains one of cinema’s most shocking psychological thrillers.

FILM INFO

  • Roman Polanski
  • United Kingdom
  • 1965
  • 105 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #483

SPECIAL FEATURES

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Roman Polanski, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • 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 Gil Taylor, among others
  • A 1964 television documentary filmed on the set of Repulsion, with rare footage of Polanski and Deneuve at work
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar and curator Bill Horrigan

New cover by Steve Chow