Fans of Eurocult fare, take note: Shout! Factory will be teaming up with Sundance Selects to release a film that caters to your interests. The Duke Of Burgundy is a critically acclaimed homage to ’60s/’70s European erotica and Italian giallo fare that revolves around a master/slave relationship between two stylish women. Shout! Factory will release this title on blu-ray and DVD, with a nice slate of extras on both versions. Read on for all the beguiling burgundy details, including a list of the extras and cover art…
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY
Critically-Acclaimed Fantasia Makes Its Blu-ray and
DVD Debut September 29th, 2015 from Shout! Factory
“This isn’t merely film of the year… it’s sure to be one of the films of
the decade.”– L.A. Weekly
Dripping with sumptuously surreal imagery, the critically acclaimed The Duke of Burgundy is a deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession. Written and directed by Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), this romantically lush yet darkly humorous film will make its Blu-ray and DVD debut September 29th from Shout! Factory, in partnership with Sundance Selects. A mesmerizing ode to Giallo and European art house cinema, The Duke of Burgundy features a lush chamber pop score by Cat’s Eyes and comes loaded with bonus features, including an interview with director Peter Strickland, audio commentary track with Peter Strickland, deleted scenes, a Cat’s Eyes music video, Peter Strickland’s short film Conduct Phase and more!
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.
The Duke of Burgundy Bonus Features:
Interview with director Peter Strickland
Audio Commentary track with director Peter Strickland