Release Date:January 29,2013
A masterpiece of world cinema co-written and directed by two-time Academy AwardÒ nominee Luis Buñuel (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie), That Obscure Object of Desire debuts on Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download and Video on Demand January 29 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Nominated for two Academy AwardsÒ including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Writing, and nominated for one Golden GlobeÒ Award for Best Foreign Film, That Obscure Object of Desire stars Fernando Rey (The French Connection) and Carole Bouquet (For Your Eyes Only). This sexy romantic drama centers on an aging Frenchman who falls in love with a young woman who repeatedly frustrates his romantic and sexual desires. That Obscure Object of Desire, premiering on Blu-ray from the StudioCanal Collection, is remastered in high definition and includes brand new exclusive bonus features.
Luis Buñuel's final film explodes with eroticism, bringing full circle to the director's lifelong preoccupation with the darker side of desire. Buñuel regular Fernando Rey plays Matthieu, an urbane widower, tortured by his lust for the elusive Conchita. With subversive flare, Buñuel uses two different actresses in the lead role - Carole Bouquet, a sophisticated French beauty and Angela Molina, a Spanish coquette. Drawn from Pierre Louys' 1898 novel, La Femme et le Pantin, That Obscure Object of Desire is a dizzying game of sexual politics punctuated by a terror that harkens back to Buñuel's brilliant surrealistic beginnings.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES*
• Arbitrary Desire (interview with Jean-Claude Carrière)
• Interview with Carlos Saura
• Double Dames (interview with Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina)
• A portrait of Luis Bunuel (interview with Pierre Lary and Edmond Richard)