Watch now

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
fat_buddha Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Keep The Lights On [Blu-ray]

Thure Lindhardt , Zachary Booth , Ira Sachs    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
Price: £8.01 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 22 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.


Rent Keep The Lights On on Blu-ray from LOVEFiLM By Post

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player. To find out more about Blu-ray, visit our Hi-Def Learn & Shop store.

  • Important Information on Firmware Updates: Having trouble with your Blu-ray disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your player. Click here to learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

Keep The Lights On [Blu-ray] + Weekend [Blu-ray] + Shelter [Blu-ray]
Price For All Three: £20.80

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product details

  • Actors: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Paprika Steen
  • Directors: Ira Sachs
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Peccadillo Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A6TA960
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,145 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

It's 1997 and filmmaker Erik Rothman (Lindhardt) meets closeted lawyer Paul Lucy (Booth), through an anonymous phone sex line.

What starts as casual sex becomes a more permanent relationship as they start to build a life together, whilst each continues to privately battle their own compulsions and addictions. Their greatest challenge is down to Paul's increasing drug use, which threatens to pull them apart and over the years destroy the relationship.

A film about sex, friendship, intimacy and most of all, love, Keep The Lights On takes an honest look at the nature of relationships in our times.

Ira Sachs, director of 40 SHADES OF BLUE and MARRIED LIFE returns with his Teddy Award winning gay drama set in New York City, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON. Starring Danish actor, Thure Lindhardt (Angel & Demons, Into The Wild) and Zachary Booth (Dark Horse, Damages) and featuring stunning music from the late Arthur Russell.

4 Deleted Scenes
Behind The Scenes
Audition Video with Zachary Booth and Thure Lindhardt
In Search Of Avery Willard' Documentary

Product Description

Brand new UK version, still factory sealed, SENT SAME WORKING DAY from UK.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars affecting 5 Nov 2012
By schumann_bg TOP 100 REVIEWER
Having just seen this film at the cinema, and been keen to see what Ira Sachs would do with what, apparently, is quite autobiographical material, I must say I found the story of Erik and Paul an involving one. It seems to me that it is quite original in looking at a gay relationship over a 9 year period and showing its various phases; watching these two excellent actors makes you feel how complex the interaction between two people often is at any given moment, the psyche seems to be such a finely-tuned thing. It's true that Erik is shown rather more than Paul, a bit as if we were watching a tennis match but always from the same side of the net. However this is entirely in keeping with the first person perspective, which has the ring of authenticity. Too much explaining of Paul's drug problem would have made it too much of a case study, and much more verbally heavy, whereas Sachs engages largely through images. Stills from the film would look a bit like Nan Goldin's photos - there are lots of interiors with the light coming from a lamp we can see, and the camera framing the characters with great immediacy, yet it is not without a sense of composition, and the expressiveness of Thure Lindhardt's face is one of the most memorable things about the film. At times his smile reminded me of Jeanne Moreau(!), although the keynote of his character is an immense gentleness. He also seems to be very sexually driven, a counterpart to Paul's drug use, if a more manageable one. In that sense it could be compared to Steve McQueen's Shame, but this film is infinitely warmer. It feels afterwards like a tender if ultimately sad embrace; you certainly feel the sadness, yet the images give a lot of pleasure that's quite hard to pin down.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep The Lights On 20 Nov 2012
By Warwick
I came across Keep The Lights On when I heard that the music from Arthur Russell was going to be used throughout the film, I went to see it at a cinema in London and loved what I watched. The film is a beautifully told story about a relationship between a documentary maker, Erik and lawyer called Paul. They are living in New York City, which becomes a character all to itself, and are trying to find a correct balance in their relationship between their working lives, the love they feel for each other and their own individual issues and addictions. Paul is dealing with his drug abuse, which starts to destroy their relationship. It's a very emotional ride, but by the end is so worth it. Apparently, the film is based upon a true story, which makes it even more interesting to watch. I certainly recommend this film because it is so well made, and so well acted.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thure Lindhardt shines in this 18 Feb 2013
Keep The Lights On is a powerful film lasting just over an hour and a half and features one of Denmark's finest actors, Thure Lindhardt. Lindhardt excels in his role and having seen him in several Danish films including Brotherhood [DVD] in which he plays another gay character, this film corroborates my previous opinion of him as a world class performer.
Mostly in English with a tiny bit of Danish, we follow the relationship of Lindhardt's character over several years, mainly in New York. It is a very interesting film and the viewer certainly gets to care about the main character. Very well made and worthy of a rewatch!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Honest and Engaging Gay Love Story 8 Feb 2013
By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER
This tells the tumultuous story of Erik and Paul who met on a sex phone line and hooked up. Erik played by Thure Lindhardt (`Flame and Citron' and `Brotherhood') is a film maker which means he has a lot of down time, so gets `up' to stuff on the phone, if you get my drift. He is a Danish immigrant to the Big Apple and falls for the dashing but closeted, lawyer Paul - Zachary Booth (`Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist'). After a tentative but passionate start they start to get to know each other and that is when Pauls' habit for cocaine rears its ugly head.

This spans a nine year period from 1998 and deals with the ups and downs, no pun intended there, with their relationship, trips to rehab, infidelity and the seeking of solace in hollow and empty sex, just like everyone's life at some point probably - if you are lucky enough that is. After all there is nothing worse than a dull life, but the problem with that is the pain that love can and often will put you through.

This is filmed in an unobtrusive way and the acting is all brilliant Thure Lindhardt really holds the whole thing together and comes across as both genuine and caring. There is a fair bit of horizontal gymnastics but all done in the best possible taste, so nothing too strong to worry about or indeed look forward to. This though is a very honest exploration of a relationship with all its' attendant problems and the inevitable ultimatums that only real love can force you to make.

This is mostly in English with a touch of Danish with a run time of 101 minutes but is so engaging that it feels shorter, whilst there are some painful to watch scenes, that is only because the actors have gained empathy which draws you into their story. This is for fans of gay cinema and actually anyone who cares about relationships or a love story that hurts- recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars interesting film, poor quality of the Bluray 13 April 2013
Was very much looking forward to this film, but the Blu-ray transfer is ordinary to say the least, I believe no better than DVD quality, and where are the subtitles? Really poor that these are not included on a release of this calibre. Sound levels were all over the place too. If the master material doesn't lend itself to Blu-ray release, then don't release it in this format.......i
The film itself was clever, perceptive and engaging, spanning a number of years and the varying forms and transitions that relationships take, but overall was let down by the lack of subtitles and indifferent picture quality. My advise, if you would like to buy this film, just buy the DVD, the BD is not worthy of the extra outlay.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by mr nicholas john wilding
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it....
but was rather disappointed one was a drug user. Having seen a fair few gay movies nearly all have featured drug use :/

That said i enjoyed the movie and even its... Read more
Published 3 months ago by OwenDavies2
3.0 out of 5 stars A good effort at showing the effects of addiction on a relationship
Admitedly I bought this for the semi gay porno sex scenes (reason why I buy most of the gay films I buy). But this one is a little different. The guys are hot. The sex is also hot. Read more
Published 5 months ago by BigAl82
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
This story have no mening, there are no story, We se a couple that are on an of as a couple, I felt no love from the actors, it was a very long film seems like it would never end.
Published 7 months ago by geir johansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Topical, awesome, true to life. Resonates with issues in any gay man's life and while people from other walks of life will empathise. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Zubair
2.0 out of 5 stars ?
Although I had read the write up about this film and once purchased it, read the story line, when it came to watching the film it just made me so angry that someone would still... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Robert Canby
1.0 out of 5 stars very weak
This is a very poor presentation of a serious subject. It does not give a very good account of the life style.
Published 15 months ago by Mark Pen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great wee film
A strong film, with real issues that I think many people, gay or st8 can relate to. Thought the performances were very good indeed. Was it this years Brokeback Mountain..... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Vincent Creelan
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful story of obsession
Was totally capitaved from the begining ; the story of 2 men who meet by accident and fall in love . Read more
Published 18 months ago by cartoon
3.0 out of 5 stars Oddly disappointing, but Thure Lindhardt shines
Keep the Lights On is okay, but it's disappointing in an odd way. Although made by an openly gay man, it has the feel of a movie made by a straight man with no deep understanding... Read more
Published 19 months ago by J. Martin
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Keep The Lights On BD region? 2 16 Jan 2013
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions

Look for similar items by category