-- Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle
"Haunting...hypnotic...confronts us with our own primal fear of the dark."
-- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
THIS AUGUST, FILM MOVEMENT CLASSICS DELIVERS
A HAUNTING CULT CLASSIC CALLED "A TOUR-DE-FORCE
OF TWISTED GOTHIC IMAGINATION"
STARRING VIGGO MORTENSEN
THE REFLECTING SKIN
Street Date: August 13, 2019
Available for the First Time in the U.S. on Blu-ray, Philip Ridley Made His
Directorial Debut with This Darkly Humorous Award-Winner; Bonus Features
Includes "Angels & Atom Bombs: The Making of The Reflecting Skin",
Commentary with Writer/Director Ridley and More!
An instant cult classic when it premiered to sold out screenings at Cannes in 1990, THE REFLECTING SKIN is a darkly humorous, nightmarish vision of the American dream.
As mysterious deaths plague a small prairie town in 1950s Idaho, eight year-old Seth (Jeremy Cooper) comes to believe that Dolphin Blue (Lindsay Duncan), the reclusive English widow living next door, is a vampire, stealing the souls of his neighborhood friends one by one. Seth's worst nightmares come true when his older brother Cameron (Oscar® nominee Viggo Mortensen in one of his first starring roles) returns home from military service and falls in love with the widow. Could he be her next victim?
Featuring luminous cinematography by Oscar®-nominee Dick Pope (Mr. Turner, The Illusionist, Secrets & Lies), THE REFLECTING SKIN, winner of a Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, marked the haunting directorial debut of Philip Ridley and has been celebrated as "stunningly beautiful...a Gothic masterpiece," by Rowan Righelato of The Guardian.
- Oscar®-nominee Viggo Mortensen (Green Book, Captain Fantastic, The Road)
- BAFTA-nominee/Tony®-winner Lindsay Duncan ("The Leftovers", Birdman, About Time)
- Jeremy Cooper
- Sheila Moore (It, Snow Falling on Cedars)
- Duncan Fraser ("When Calls the Heart", Eight Below)
- Angels & Atom Bombs: The Making of The Reflecting Skin(running time: 44 minutes)
- Commentary with writer/director Philip Ridley
- Booklet with introduction by Philip Ridley and new essay by Travis Crawford and Heather Hyche
Type: Blu-ray/DVD/Digital (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu)
Running Time: 96 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Audio: 2.0 Stereo
Founded in 2002 as one of the first-ever subscription film services with its DVD-of-the-Month club, Film Movement is now a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City. It has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide. Film Movement's theatrical releases include American independent films, documentaries, and foreign art house titles. Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label
Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano,
Arturo Ripstein, King Hu, Sergio Corbucci and Ettore Scola.
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