directed by Andrzej Zulawski
France/West Germany 1981

 

In this controversial epic of obsessive love and sexual psychosis, Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill star as a married couple torn by emotional instability and carnal infidelity. As their madness grows, their world becomes a nightmare of savage murder...and climaxes in a monstrous manifestation of sexual evil.

Written and directed by acclaimed international director Andrzej Zulawski and featuring shocking creature effects by Carlo Rambaldi (E.T., Alien), Possession is an experience like no other; part masterful art film, part bizarre horror-thriller. Cut by nearly 45 minutes for its U.S. release, this controversial film is now presented completely uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America.

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Theatrical Release: May 27, 1981 (France)

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DVD Comparison:

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Anchor Bay

Region 1 - NTSC

Anchor Bay
Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 2:03:32 2:03:32
Video

Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 4.75 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 4.75 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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Anchor Bay

 

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Subtitles None None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Anchor Bay

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic -

Edition Details:
• Commentary by director Andrzej Zulawski
• US Trailer
• International Trailer
• Bio of Director (text screens)

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2000
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Release Information:
Studio: Anchor Bay

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic -

Edition Details:
• Commentary by director Andrzej Zulawski
• US Trailer
• International Trailer
• Bio of Director (text screens)
• Flipper Disc features Mario Bava's "Shock" on the other side.
 

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 2003
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Comments

Initially you may think this was a silly comparison for us to do - BUT what we have done is proven that the previously expensive original ($25 at one time) is now duplicated (commentary included) and another film is thrown in on the opposite side for less than $10 in total. The discs menus, everything is the same, but in the "Drive In" budget package you get Mario Bava's "Shock" as well. Thanks to Ted for informing us of this.

Gary W. Tooze

 

 





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