Monday, August 8, 2011
Roman Polanski's absolutely amazing 1966 feature Cul-de-sac is finally hitting Region 1 DVD and Blu-ray on August 16th with a brand-new special edition from The Criterion Collection. The film, one of Polanski's finest, is a tremendous work and features startling performances from Lionel Stander, Donald Pleasence and the incredible Francoise Dorleac, who was tragically killed in a car accident shortly after the film's release. Criterion's special edition includes a new high definition transfer supervised by Polanski, a 2003 documentary on the film and an archival interview with Roman from 1967. To say this is one of the year's essential home video releases is an understatement.