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Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough Knife in the Water with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis. Catherine Deneuve is Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up in her London flat when left alone by her vacationing sister. She is soon haunted by specters real and imagined, and her insanity grows to a violent, hysterical pitch. Thanks to its disturbing detail and Polanskiís adeptness at turning claustrophobic space into an emotional minefield, Repulsion is a surreal, mind-bending odyssey into personal horror, and it remains one of cinemaís most shocking psychological thrillers.

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Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Roman Polanski (with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
Audio commentary featuring Polanski and actress Catherine Deneuve
A British Horror Film (2003), a documentary on the making of Repulsion, featuring interviews with Polanski, producer Gene Gutowski, and cinematographer Gil Taylor, among others
A 1964 television documentary filmed on the set of Repulsion, with rare footage of Polanski and Deneuve at work
Original theatrical trailers
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar and curator Bill Horrigan

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