Drama / Film

The Duke Of Burgundy

Released: September 29, 2015 • Available in US
Product SKU: 826663161458
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Synopsis

"Visually ravishing, emotionally wise, and kinky as a coiled rope...a delight." – The Hollywood Reporter

"This isn't merely film of the year… it's sure to be one of the films of the decade" - L.A. Weekly

Sex, bondage, and butterflies: two women explore the extremes of carnal desire in this kinky, deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession. In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen, Borgen, After The Wedding) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna, Berberian Sound Studio) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient slave. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn's insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit. Dripping with dreamlike imagery, Gothic atmosphere, and a lush chamber pop score by Cat's Eyes, this critically-acclaimed, darkly comic erotic fantasia is a seductive feast for the senses!

Why We Love It

“The Blu-ray from Shout! Factory arrives with an excellent audio and video presentation that remains true to the creative intentions of the filmmakers. With a small but good collection of supplements, the overall package comes recommended for fans of the genre and even curious neophytes.” – M. Enois Duarte, High-Def Digest

“The 1080p transfer is pristine and full of life, and therefore deserves to be seen on the biggest screen you can get your hands on…the full immersion of the subtle sound mix is essential in getting caught up in the film's unique world. In that case, this Blu-ray passes with flying colors.” – Oktay Ege Kozak, DVD Talk

“Shout! Factory delivers Peter Strickland’s sexy, despairing fetish ballad to home video with a beautiful transfer and an unconventionally revelatory deleted-scenes collection.” – Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine

“Shout! Factory has delivered a Blu-ray that looks very pristine in both audio and video departments.  There is also a good load of informative and time consuming extras at your disposal as well.  If you’re a fan of the film, you’ll be very happy picking this up.” – Brandon Peters, Why So Blu

The Duke of Burgundy is a gorgeous, remarkable work of art. It finds beauty and the sublime in shadows and nightmares and moves with the fluidity of a lovely, intoxicating dream. The soundtrack, by musical duo Cat’s Eyes, is haunting and powerful. The digital cinematography by Nicholas D. Knowland is so rich and textured it never fails to draw your eye. This is a perfect storm of a film: layer upon layer working congruently in expert harmony to create something delightfully unique and vibrant. The Duke of Burgundy is not only one of the best films of the year, but of the decade.” – Chris Evangelista, Cut Print Film

Trailer

Bonus Features

  • Commentary By Director Peter Strickland
  • Interview With Director Peter Strickland
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Cat's Eye Promo
  • Short Film – Conduct Phase
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

Product Information

Discs
2
Run-time
104 min
Aspect Ratio ?
2.35:1
Color
Color
Language
English
Region
A/1
Rating
Not Rated
Production Date
2015
Closed-Captioned ?
No
Subtitles
English

The Duke Of Burgundy

NAME ROLE
Amy Jump Producer
Andrew Starke Producer
Anna Higgs Producer
Ben Wheatley Producer
Chiara D'Anna Actor
Eszter Tompa Actor
Eugenia Caruso Actor
Fatma Mohamed Actor
Ildiko Kemeny Producer
Lizzie Francke Producer
Monica Swinn Actor
Peter Strickland Director
Peter Strickland Writer
Sidse Babett Knudsen Actor
Zita Kraszkó Actor
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