The 1981 movie Possession has develop into one thing of a cult phenomenon in current occasions resulting from it resting comfortably within the uncommon overlap within the cinephile Venn diagram between artsy-fartsy/Criterion snobs and horror hounds. Now, in honor of the movie’s fortieth anniversary, will probably be getting the 4K therapy with a remastered theatrical re-release that may premiere at Incredible Fest 2021 subsequent month earlier than heading to theaters in October.
A Startling Admission
Right here’s a unclean little secret of mine: I’ve by no means seen this film. Imagine me, no one is extra disenchanted in that reality than I’m. That is positively my wheelhouse. I like me some Sam Neill (particularly in horror) and deep-rooted familial dysfunction + horror = Completely satisfied Eric.
I don’t suppose I’m alone in that, both. The film has been catching hearth lately on Movie Twitter, however it’s on no account a staple like different giants of the style, like The Texas Chain Noticed Bloodbath or Rosemary’s Child. This remaster and re-release will definitely assist that. I do know I’ll be profiting from this re-release to lastly plug that gap in my film information.
Right here’s what I do know concerning the film sight unseen: a really younger Sam Neill is in it, and Sam Neill is all the time reliable in style. Within the Mouth of Insanity is considered one of my all-time favorites and he’s nice because the grownup anti-Christ in Omen 3. I additionally know that the film premiered at Cannes and lead actress Isabelle Adjani received that fest’s Greatest Actress award and everyone that has been singing its praises recently discuss how badass she is. As well as, I do know it’s a film about divorce. I do know it’s speculated to be psychologically disturbing and I do know that each little element I hear about this film makes me much more excited to test it out.
Schedule allowing, I anticipate to lastly sit down with this one at Incredible Fest. If I by some means miss it there then I’ve the re-release to stay up for and hopefully since they’ve already shelled out for the price of the 4k restoration which means a 4k disc on within the works as effectively.
Possession Re-Launch Trailer
Metrograph Photos presents the brand new 4K restoration of Andrzej ?u?awski’s Possession, which can open theatrically and digitally solely at Metrograph on October 1, 2021 earlier than increasing to theaters nationwide on October 15. However when you’ll be at Incredible Fest 2021, you’ll be able to catch it in September
Right here’s the official synopsis for Possession:
Skilled spy Mark (Sam Neill) returns to his West Berlin dwelling to seek out his spouse Anna (Isabelle Adjani, in a job that earned her Greatest Actress at Cannes) insistent on a divorce. As Anna’s frenzied habits turns into ever extra alarming, Mark discovers a reality way more sinister than his wildest suspicions.
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