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High Tension [Blu-ray] [2003]

Release Date:08/31/2010
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    Special Features

    • Commentary with Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur
    • Selected scenes commentary with Alexandre Aja and Cécile De France
    • Haute horror - making of High Tension
    • Building tension
    • Giannetto De Rossi: the truth, the madness and the magic


    High Tension
    French filmmaker Alexandre Aja writes and directs the slasher film Haute Tension, given the English title Switchblade Romance. Best friends Marie (Cécile De France) and Alex (Maïwenn Le Besco) go out to the countryside to visit Alex's parents. However, a homicidal delivery man (played by Philippe Nahon from Gaspar Noé's brutal movies) ends up at their house and starts killing everyone. Alex and Marie fight for their lives with help from several means of weaponry. Switchblade Romance was shown at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival as part of the Midnight program. The film was aquired by US distributor Lions Gate Films in 2004 and quickly put into turnaround as an NC-17 release, though plans for that were scrapped due to a lack of theater support of the controversial rating. Retitled High Tension, the R-rated version is missing one minute of grisly gore and features a redubbed audio track by star Cécile De France. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Cécile De France
      Cécile De France - Marie
    • Philippe Nahon
      Philippe Nahon
    • Franck Khalfoun
      Franck Khalfoun
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      Andrei Finti
    • Oana Pellea
      Oana Pellea

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