❉ 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.
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.
❉ 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 Cat.no. CE190 / CE191. Price: $34.95/$29.95. Pre-order now from Cult Epics: www.cultepics.com
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