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Simon Killer (Masters Of Cinema) (Blu-ray)

Brady Corbet , Mati Diop , Antonio CAMPOS    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Brady Corbet, Mati Diop
  • Directors: Antonio CAMPOS
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Eureka
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Aug 2013
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B9ZR9L8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,943 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Synopsis A deeply disturbing character study of a handsome and sociopathic American in Paris, writer-director Antonio Campos's Simon Killer hones further the psychological perceptiveness and keen filmmaking craft exhibited in Campos's acclaimed feature debut Afterschool.

Brady Corbet ( Melancholia, Thirteen, Martha Marcy May Marlene ) plays Simon, a recent college graduate full of promise and potential, who goes to Paris to begin a trip around Europe following a break-up with a long-time girlfriend. An outsider adrift upon a profound sense of loss, Simon takes solace in the company of Victoria (Mati Diop of 35 Shots of Rum), a beautiful, young, and mysterious prostitute - and their fateful journey begins...

Emotionally compelling and visually stunning, Simon Killer is an examination of casual brutality, profane sexuality, alienation, and desperation, all cut to a killer soundtrack that underscores the borderline psychotic fervour of Simon's descent. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the UK debut of Antonio Campos's powerful, hypnotic, and remarkably assured Simon Killer on Blu-ray and DVD.

DIRECTOR APPROVED SPECIAL BLU-RAY EDITION
  • 1080p Blu-ray presentation of the film in its original 2.40:1 aspect ratio
  • Behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage from the production of the film
  • Sundance Alumni interview with Antonio Campos and producers Sean Durkin and Josh Mond
  • The Last 15 - Campos s Palme d Or nominated short film
  • The Case of the Conscious Camera - A 29-minute interview with Campos on the aesthetics of Simon Killer
  • Conversations with Moms - an interview with Campos, Brady Corbet, and their mothers
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles(SDH also available)
  • Booklet featuring a new and exclusive essay by critic Karina Longworth; a new interview with Antonio Campos; a visual primer on the development of the poster art; and more!

Product Description

United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Alternative Footage, Behind the scenes, Booklet, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Short Film, Special Edition, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A deeply disturbing character study of a handsome and sociopathic American in Paris, writer-director Antonio Campos's Simon Killer hones further the psychological perceptiveness and keen filmmaking craft exhibited in Campos's acclaimed feature debut Afterschool. Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Thirteen, Martha Marcy May Marlene) plays Simon, a recent college graduate full of promise and potential, who goes to Paris to begin a trip around Europe following a break-up with a long-time girlfriend. An outsider adrift upon a profound sense of loss, Simon takes solace in the company of Victoria (Mati Diop of 35 Shots of Rum), a beautiful, young, and mysterious prostitute - and their fateful journey begins... Emotionally compelling and visually stunning, Simon Killer is an examination of casual brutality, profane sexuality, alienation, and desperation, all cut to a killer soundtrack that underscores the borderline psychotic fervour of Simon's descent. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Sundance Film Festival, ...Simon Killer (Blu-Ray)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing 27 Mar 2014
By Richard
Format:DVD
This is a strange one. The film focusses mainly on the title character (Simon of course) a post grad student who arrives in Paris for a temporary stay. Its never made clear exactly why he's ended up in Paris but there are hints throughout thats he's escaping some bad times in his home city of New York.

The film follows Simon as he drifts largely aimlessly aroung the city having brief encounters with the natives. He soon hooks up with a kind hearted prostitute who gives him a place to stay. Together they enter a pretty intense sexual relationship and hatch plans to blackmail some of her wealthier clients. This doesnt take us into thriller territory however, the film is more of a slow burn character study. There are hints that theres something not quite right about Simon, a relatively charming young man on the surface but what lies beneath? An early answer phone message from an ex girlfriend telling him that he scares her for example.

The film is a journey worth going on, its well made and the unsettling atmosphere thats created kept me on edge. Just dont expect the thrills and spills of your standard Hollywood type thriller.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE EYE AND THE BRAIN 7 Sep 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
For those that kneel at the altar of indie film making Simon Killer is a movie you will want to see...edgy,noir like subject,desperate,flawed[though of course cool]characters,explicit and the obligatory relevant soundtrack.
Bought to us by Borderline Productions a collective that consists of Antonio Campos[whose work this is],Josh Mond and Sean Durkin[Martha Marcy May and the recent Southcliffe]Simon Killer is an awesome movie that certainly ticks my boxes.
I really like the idea of artists forming a group,all very 70's indeed and I will no doubt be watching everything these dudes bring out.
Brady Corbet is brilliant in the movie conveying both charisma and the completely sociopathic tendencies of his character,Simon Killer is first and foremost a character study rather then a slice them up,keep the bodies in a basement romp.
Corbet is an actor I have seen before in Funny Games and Mysterious Skin,always captivating,unpredictable and willing to go the full mile.He has a very idiosyncratic style and is definetly one of my favourite American actors.
Mati Diop who plays Victoria is equally powerful and dude that girl has a nice figure.
Top to bottom it's great.I like the role modern technology from phones to laptops plays in the movie,ninety nine percent of the time I see a mobile in a movie it has stopped receiving reception,a mere narrative ploy to explain why a damsel in distress locked in a house with a salivating axe wielding nutcase doesn't just call the police.
The movie constantly leaves you wanting to see more,learn more and know more.Clever,compelling stuff.
There is a few extras that whilst I very much wanted to watch kind of ruined the affect the movie had on me.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me...... 25 April 2014
Format:Blu-ray
A triumph of style over substance, I got to the end still waiting for the film to start.

Plenty of nudity to keep you happy if that is your thing, but unless you are a fan of allusion and inference, I would avoid this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oppressive excellence 17 Mar 2014
By technoguy VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
Americans in Paris,film-makers who are returning to their inspirational source,like writers once did in the twenties. However, this is not the Paris of French film-makers,it is a foreshortened version, bodies decapitated by the screen cut. Campos is a product of Borderline,the talented film-maker collective behind last year's Sundance hit Martha Marcy May Marlene. Simon Killer is his follow-up to Afterschool.Technically advanced,strange angles,oppressive,close-up character study,moving pans,drenched in colour screens,abrupt musical intros,the unreliable narrator with sociopathic tendencies.Playing a creepy character as in Funny Games.

Simon (Brady Corbet) claims to be a graduate in neuroscience,concerned with how the brain processes peripheral vision,yet he doesn't know what `nystagmus' is,a condition of Marianne,one of his pick-ups.He is a compulsive liar.His emails to his ex are all in his voiceovers, even hers to him.He also towards the end tells the passport control officer he's studying French literature, like the last girl he met.In truth Simon is alone in Paris looking for sex,full of deadly cunning,cut adrift from empathy or values. Ripley comes to mind,but even he would never stoop so low as to get his prostitute girl friend to film and blackmail customers.

Chronicling the downward spiral of this inept protagonist,Campos subverts noir expectations,he is ably abetted by Mati Diop, touching as Victoria,who Simon moves in with and battens onto.He believes his lies until Mati peels away at them towards the end as he has gorged his confidence to launch into a new relationship as her spark dims. The sex is true to life.Simon treats women as objects to his own narcissim.There are languorous camera movements and surprising focal points in many scenes e.g.
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