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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Aug 092019
 
“Like a vivid dream, you’ll have a difficult time forgetting it.”
— 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[1]” 
STARRING VIGGO MORTENSEN
 
THE REFLECTING SKIN
 
Street Date: August 13, 2019
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital: $39.95/$29.95
 
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!
SYNOPSIS
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.
 
CAST 
  • 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) 
BONUS FEATURES
  • 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 
PROGRAM INFORMATION
 
Type: Blu-ray/DVD/Digital (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu)
Running Time: 96 minutes
Rated: R
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Audio: 2.0 Stereo
 

[1] Phillip Kemp, Sight & Sound

 

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