Cult Epics: Playing With Fire on Blu-ray & DVD

Alain Robbe-Grillet’s surreal sado-masochistic drama featuring Sylvia Kristel in one of her most challenging roles.


Previously part of the now out-of-print SYLVIA KRISTEL 1970s COLLECTION,  Cult Epics presents Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Playing with Fire on single disc Blu-ray & DVD in a 2K transfer with new bonus features including an audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas + 8-page booklet (Blu-ray first printing only), available from January 24, 2023.

Playing with Fire BD 3D SIDE A Key Art

Grossly affluent banker Georges de Saxe (Philippe Noiret) keeps his daughter, Carolina (Anicée Alvina), hidden in a mysterious house of perversion after a kidnapping attempt snags a young woman who resembles her. Carolina soon finds herself trapped in a deliberately confused existence in the house of sexual exploitation and imprisonment. At the heart of it all seems to be an enigmatic man named Franz (Jean-Louis Trintignant), who will either be Carolina’s killer or saviour.

Alain Robbe-Grillet’s surreal, absurdist sado-masochistic drama Playing with Fire (Le jeu ave le feu) was a commercial success due to the appearance of Emmanuelle star Sylvia Kristel – in one of her most challenging roles.

Special Features

New 2K HD Transfer (from original 35mm negative) & Restoration
Original LPCM 2.0 Mono
New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas
Interview with Catherine Robbe-Grillet
Interview with Dayle Haddon (2022, HD)
Promotional Gallery
Dual-layered disc
First Printing Blu-ray includes Booklet w/ Essay on Alain Robbe-Grillet by Film Scholar Marcus Stiglegger
Blu-ray Reversible Sleeve with Uncensored Original Poster Art

‘Playing With Fire’ Blu-ray / DVD: Language: French language w/optional English subtitles. Region Free. Run time: Approx. 112 Mins. Available from January 24, 2023. Blu-ray/DVD CE190 / CE191. Price: $34.95/$29.95. Pre-order now from Cult Epics:

❉ News source: Cult Epics.

❉ We Are Cult is not responsible for the content of this news release.

Become a patron at Patreon!