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Andrej Zulawski's Possession hitting Region 2 Blu-ray this July

05.28.2013by: Eric Walkuski
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Andrej Zulawski's weird cult classic POSSESSION, starring Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani, is getting a Region 2 Blu-ray release this July - great news for appreciators of the uber-bizarre film. Unfortunately, there's no word regarding a Region 1 release, but we'll just have to take baby steps when it comes to this one...

If you're unfamiliar with POSSESSION, here's the plot:

With their marriage in tatters Anna (Adjani) and Mark’s (Neill) tense relationship has become a psychotic descent into screaming matches, violence and self-mutilation. Believing his wife’s only lover is the sinister Heinrich, Mark is unaware of the diabolical, tentacled creature that Anna has embarked on an affair with. The unhinged woman visits her monstrous lover in a deserted Berlin apartment and will stop at nothing to protect him.

Possession was nominated for a BAFTA and the Palme d’Or and stars Isabelle Adjani (Subway, La Reine Margot), who’s astonishing performance earned her Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the French Césars alongside Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Omen III – The Final Conflict). The film features stunning special effects by Carlo Rambaldi (Alien, E.T) and comes to Blu-ray with an amazing array of bonus features on July 29th.

Special features include:

• THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL - THE MAKING OF POSSESSION
• AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI
• AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH CO-WRITER FREDERIC TUTEN
• ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI INTERVIEW
• REPOSSESSED – The film’s UK and US reception, the ‘video nasties’ furore and the US recut
• A DIVIDED CITY – Interview with the composer Andrzej Korzynski
• OUR FRIEND IN THE WEST – Interview with legendary producer Christian Ferry
• BASHA – featurette on the artist who created the famed film poster
• THEATRICAL TRAILER


Isabelle Adjani

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10:40AM on 05/28/2013
Possession is worth the watching. People should see it if they never have. A viewer might REQUIRE the director and writer's commentaries to understand the goddam movie. But, people should see this film. Anchor Bay released a double-feature Possession and Shock (from Bava) DVD several years ago. A Region 1 blu-ray would be best. However, interested parties have the Anchor Bay release if they can find it.
Possession is noteworthy not only for its OTT special effects and images and for its nearly
Possession is worth the watching. People should see it if they never have. A viewer might REQUIRE the director and writer's commentaries to understand the goddam movie. But, people should see this film. Anchor Bay released a double-feature Possession and Shock (from Bava) DVD several years ago. A Region 1 blu-ray would be best. However, interested parties have the Anchor Bay release if they can find it.
Possession is noteworthy not only for its OTT special effects and images and for its nearly incomprehensible plot. However, its acting to so intense that a viewing is scary and scarring. Adjani described Possession once as "emotional pornograhy," and that label fits.
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