January 20, 2012

The Skin I Live In - Blu-ray and DVD release news

The eagerly awaited Blu-ray/DVD release of Pedro Almodovar's thriller The Skin I Live In is almost upon us. On March 6th the movie, which stars Antonio Banderas, will hit Blu-ray + DVD combo pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Having missed it on its theatrical run I am eager to snap this up.

Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed three more things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig …

DVD Bonus Features Include:
 “The Making of The Skin I Live In” 7-Part Featurette
 “An Evening with Director Pedro Almodóvar” Q&A
- “On The Red Carpet: New York Premiere” Featurette

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar from his own screenplay, The Skin I Live In was executive produced by Agustín Almodóvar.

The Skin I Live In has a running time of 117 minutes and is rated R for disturbing violent content including sexual assault, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

So glad it's getting a release fairly soon. I've been putting off acquiring it through the "gray market" so that I can watch it in the best possible quality, and my patience is wearing thin!