Surrealist S&M Film THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY Heading To DVD/Bluray This September via Shout! Factory

duke1Who doesn’t love a little arthouse s&m cinema in their lives? That’s a trick question, because everybody is into that stuff, right? Thankfully, those looking for a surrealistic film full of eroticism and mystery can now rejoice, with the announcement that Shout! Factory (in partnership with Sundance Selects) is set to release the critical hit THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY on September 29th. Directed by Peter Strickland, the film deals with two lovers pushing their relationship to the max with a game of submission. Trust me, genre lovers, this isn’t some watered down 50 SHADES OF GREY fare, it’s a visual treat and full of some surreal scenery that never comes off contrived or silly.

In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen, Borgen, After The Wedding) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D’Anna, Berberian Sound Studio) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient slave. But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn’s insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit.


The Duke of Burgundy Bonus Features:

·         Interview with director Peter Strickland

·         Audio Commentary track with director Peter Strickland

·         Deleted Scenes

·         Cat’s Eye Music Video

·         Peter Strickland’s short film  Conduct Phase

·         Still Gallery

·         Theatrical Trailer

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