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Repulsion [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1965]

  • SKU: 9387825
  • Release Date: 07/28/2009
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Audio Commentary featuring Polanski and Actress Catherine Deveuve
    • A British Horror Film (2003), a Documentary on the making of Repulsion, featuring Interviews with Polanski, Producer Gene Gutowski, and Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor
    • A 1964 French 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


    The first English-language film of director Roman Polanski is a psychological thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) and his own later film Rosemary's Baby (1968). Catherine Deneuve stars as Carol Ledoux, a Belgian manicurist living with her sister, Helen (Yvonne Furneaux), in a London flat. Simultaneously attracted and repulsed by sex, Carol is a virgin who finds her sister's relationship with a married man, Michael (Ian Hendry), extremely disturbing. When her sister and Michael go on holiday, Carol begins to disintegrate mentally, hallucinating bizarre encounters, being forced into taking a sabbatical from her job and ultimately committing a pair of murders in her deranged state. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Catherine Deneuve
      Catherine Deneuve - Carol Ledoux
    • Ian Hendry
      Ian Hendry - Michael
    • John Fraser
      John Fraser - Colin
    • Patrick Wymark
      Patrick Wymark - Landlord
    • Yvonne Furneaux
      Yvonne Furneaux - Helen Ledoux

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Be repulsed by Deneuve


      early, early Polanski will chill and spellbind you. works even better as B&W due to the shock factor for a film from the 60s. Deneuve has a way to attract, annoy, and disgust as she goes mad in this classic. find "The Tenant" by Polanski as a companion to "Repulsion

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Polansky Masterpiece

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      This movie is really good and very well directed/acted

      I would recommend this to a friend

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