December 13, 2012

The excellent 'Sleep Tight' coming to Blu and DVD

If you have perused my Top 20 favorite films of 2012, you will have seen that Jaume Balaguero's Sleep Tight is on the list. It's a quite terrific, and creepy, movie and on January 8th Dark Sky Films and MPI Media Group will be releasing it on Blu-ray and DVD. Highly recommended viewing.

New York, NY (December 12, 2012) – The residents of a sleek apartment building would never suspect that the quiet man who opens the door for them every day has a dark and deadly secret. And now the secret’s out as SLEEP TIGHT, featuring “one of the most charismatic villains in the recent cinema” (Fotogramas), comes to high-definition Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films and MPI Media Group on January 8, 2013.
Written by Alberto Marini (Films to Keep You Awake: To Let), SLEEP TIGHT is the latest film from Jaume Balagueró, director of the Calista Flockhart thriller Fragile and the modern shock classics [Rec] and [Rec]².
Toiling silently among the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman César (Luis Tosar, Even the Rain, Miami Vice) harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara (Marta Etura, Cell 211, Dark Blue Almost Black), one of his building’s cheeriest residents, his sick need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession.
Embarking on a series of private and physical violations against Clara, César becomes determined to ruin her life by any means necessary. Becoming the boogeyman hiding under the bed and bringing her nightmares to life, his fascination with torment soon crosses the line into lunacy – and his thirst for others’ sadness soon becomes manically unquenchable.
Director Balagueró delves into the perverse fantasies of a man on the brink, and delivers an unnerving tale of obsession and torment that delivers nonstop thrills right up to its shocking conclusion.
SLEEP TIGHT was nominated for more than 20 awards in Spain and won six Gaudi Awards, including Best Director, Best Actor for Luis Tosar (praised as “appropriately clammy” by The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis) and Best Screenplay.
NPR's Jeannette Catsoulis calls SLEEP TIGHT “a nifty little thriller.” Dennis Dermody of Paper magazine praises it as “diabolical and suspenseful,” while The New York Observer’s Rex Reed raves, “Here is a unique fright flick that sets out to terrify and does it to capacity, eschewing fangs and claws to find chills and thrills in the unquenchable evil of human madness.”

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