The Comfort of Strangers

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The Comfort of Strangers

#1 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 16, 2018 11:16 am

Dual Format edition confirmed for July 23rd.
The Comfort of Strangers
Directed by Paul Schrader


Mary (Natasha Richardson) and Colin (Rupert Everett) first fell in love on a romantic holiday in Venice, Italy. Now four years later, they have returned to rekindle their romance and determine where their relationship is headed. What they don't know is why an English-speaking Venetian (Christopher Walken Pulp Fiction) is following them, watching them, and taking pictures. Soon they learn they are involved in a bizarre tale of sex, voyeurism, deception and passion. Oscar® winner Helen Mirren plays Walken's wife in a film that will take you into the dark world of charming yet dangerous strangers.

Written by the great Harold Pinter from a novel by Ian McEwan, the film was directed by Paul Schrader (director of American Gigolo and Blue Collar, and writer of Taxi Driver).

Special features
• Archive interview with Paul Schrader
• Original theatrical trailer
• Other extras TBC
• Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and on Harold Pinter, full film credits

US | 1990 | colour | 104 minutes | 1 x BD50 / Region B | DVD9 x 1 /Region 2 | Cert 15

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Re: The Comfort of Strangers

#2 Post by MichaelB » Fri May 18, 2018 9:42 am

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Re: The Comfort of Strangers

#3 Post by swo17 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:20 am

That's...not a very "12" cover.

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#4 Post by Lost Highway » Fri May 18, 2018 11:06 am

swo17 wrote:That's...not a very "12" cover.
In Europe, it is !

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#5 Post by tenia » Fri May 18, 2018 11:07 am

Would even be PG in France.
EDIT : and that's not even a joke. We've had topless Crazy Horse dancer on-screen during the evening news on the first French national channel a few years ago, for instance.

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#6 Post by swo17 » Fri May 18, 2018 11:21 am

I was thinking it was more of a "15" cover, which in any case is the actual rating for the film.

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#7 Post by M Sanderson » Sat May 26, 2018 2:36 am

Very positive announcement of a beautiful and strange, sensual and cerebral film. Any ideas about the transfer?

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#8 Post by hans_lucas » Sun May 27, 2018 7:44 am

M Sanderson wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 2:36 am
Very positive announcement of a beautiful and strange, sensual and cerebral film. Any ideas about the transfer?
I share your sentiment - one of my favourite films of the 90s. I have the German Koch Blu-ray, and besides from a massive amount of speckles and debris, the transfer is actually quite beautiful and film-like looking.

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