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Cul-De-Sac (Criterion) (Region 1) - Polanski, Roman
Releasedatum: 16 augustus 2011

Roman Polanski orchestrates a mental ménage à trois in this slyly absurd tale of paranoia from the director’s golden 1960s period. Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac star as a withdrawn couple whose isolated house is invaded by a rude, burly American gangster on the run, played by Lionel Stander. The three engage in role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliation. Cul-de-sac is an evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos.

New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Roman Polanski (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)

Two Gangsters and an Island, a 2003 documentary about the making of Cul-de-sac, featuring interviews with Polanski, producer Gene Gutowski, and cinematographer Gilbert Taylor

Television interview with Polanski from 1967

Theatrical trailers

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Thompson



€ 34.99



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