Criterion Collection: Cul-De-Sac [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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Be aware though, there is another version of the disc in a Roman Polanski boxset, including both this film and Repulsion and Knife On The Water. Works out cheaper than buying all the titles individually!
If you despair at films like Polanski's 'Oliver Twist' then get this to remind you of his undoubted genius.
You can lose yourself in this one.
A haunting minor classic of major proportions.
Cul-de-sac is undeniably an odd affair. Co-written by Polanski with Gérard Brach, it's a mixture of gangster flick and jet black comedy related in a style reminiscent of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter which makes for a film which is difficult to pigeon-hole. Think The Petrified Forest (1936, Archie Mayo), Key Largo (1948, John Huston) and The Desperate Hours (1955, William Wyler) crossed with Waiting for Godot and The Birthday Party, and you might get close to describing Polanski's exploration of themes that became obsessive for him across all his films - especially sexual repression, gender games, psychological retardation and the tendency of human beings to assert themselves by destroying those around them.Read more ›
Two gangsters and an island - a video about the problems making the film with Director, producers and cinematographer. 24 mins.
The Nomad - an interview with Polanski. 28 mins.
Two trailers - 6 mins.
Last but not least an informative 16 page booklet about the film by David Thompson.
I love this film and miss Françoise Dorleac who died far too young.
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superb, delivery very fast, no problem with this at all, I recommend using czech outPublished 4 months ago by percy
Original.Creative and Subtle Black comedy.A Polanski Masterpiece about bullies, bitches and inbetweensPublished 5 months ago by Neel
This film impressed me so much I went to Holy Isle to see it for myself.
Loved the French Girl. Too bad she isn't with us anymore.
Director keeps it going to the end.
Routine script lifted by Stander and Dorleac ( who sadly passed away soon after).
The copy I received froze about two-thirds of the way through. It was sold as new, and wrapped in celophane,but I'm not sure the celophane was original.Published 12 months ago by MR F CHARLTON
voor eens naar te kijken,geen slechte film ,maar ik had er meer van verwachtPublished 14 months ago by schorpion marc
I shall be returning the Italian Blu-ray version of Cul-de-Sac. Yes, it's sharper than my standard DVD copy (Anchor Bay) but several scenes in the film are strangely significantly... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer