DVD Repulsion [DVD] [1900] [English] [Region 1] (DVD 40493),
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Repulsion [DVD] [1900] [English] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • REPULSION, starring the incomparable Catherine Deneuve, was director Roman Polanski's first movie filmed in English. It chronicles the descent into schizophrenia of a sexually confused, isolated young woman named Carol who works at a beauty parlor and shares an apartment with her sister Helen (Yvonne Furneaux). One day Helen and her boyfriend, Michael (Ian Hendry), go off on vacation together and Carol is left alone in the empty apartment, where the only sounds are the constant ticking of a clock, faucets dripping, and the invasive ringing of a telephone. Extremely paranoid, Carol refuses to let anyone in and never leaves the building herself, in effect breaking off all contact with the outside world. In this claustrophobic environment, she begins to lose her grip on reality, suffering from hallucinations of being attacked by a phantom rapist and hands reaching out from the walls to grab her. Highly acclaimed and extremely gripping, Polanski's disturbing film can be seen as a prelude to his later work in the field of psychological horror: ROSEMARY'S BABY and, especially, THE TENANT.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DV2119

  • Credits
    Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Dorlac, Ian Hendry, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Wymark, James Villiers, John Fraser, Renee Houston, Rene Houston, Valerie Taylor
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Deneuve is] heart-stoppingly gorgeous....Chilly alienation." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Polanski ups the horror ante with stylish, Hitchcockian filmmaking that makes the most of shadow and nuance and is chock-full of symbolism and subtext..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...An all-time chiller..."
    USA Today

    "Polanski uses all his tricks to convey Deneuve's increasing disconnect from the world, from striking visuals...to a sound design that rivals that of Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING for sheer, skin-crawling unpleasantness." -- Grade: A
    A.V. Club

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