The Hunger [DVD] [1983]

  • SKU: 6833322
  • Release Date: 10/05/2004
  • Rating: R
  • 4.5 (6)
Tony Scott's stylish vampire film The Hunger, featuring Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve, and David Bowie, comes to DVD for the first time with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of the movie. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Scott and Sarandon, the original theatrical trailer, and a still photo gallery. This is a fine release from Warner Bros.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.5
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Special Features

  • Commentary by Susan Sarandon and director Tony Scott
  • Still gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français, & Español
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Hunger
The exquisitely beautiful Catherine Deneuve plays Miriam, a centuries-old vampire capable of bestowing the gift of immortality on her lovers -- namely her current partner John (David Bowie). To sustain their sanguinary requirements, the pair cruises New York nightclubs in search of victims (as illustrated in a stunning opening sequence to the accompaniment of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" performed by seminal Goth band Bauhaus). When John awakens one morning to discover telltale signs of aging, it is revealed that his own sustained youth is not permanent, and his physical decrepitude begins to increase at an incredible rate. In a panic, John visits the clinic of scientist Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon), who has recently published a book on reversing the aging process, but she initially dismisses him as a crank, leaving him to sit in the lobby for several hours... during which his body ages several decades. After learning of his condition, Sarah traces John to his uptown flat. John is nowhere to be found, having been consigned by Miriam to a box in the attic with her legions of undead loves, leaving Miriam to deal with Sarah -- which she does quite effectively, seducing her into a steamy lesbian tryst. Their passion is consummated by a mingling of Miriam's blood with Sarah's, which later manifests itself as a psychic link between the two women and leaves Sarah with a rapidly-increasing appetite for blood. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Catherine Deneuve
    Catherine Deneuve - Miriam
  • David Bowie
    David Bowie - John
  • Susan Sarandon
    Susan Sarandon - Sarah Roberts
  • Cliff De Young
    Cliff De Young - Tom Haver
  • Beth Ehlers
    Beth Ehlers - Alice Cavender

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 out of 54.5
6 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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