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The Blu-ray ‘Skin I Live In’

How about a hell yeah?  It’s Tuesday!  OK…why am I so excited?  I’ll tell you why!  It’s because the only film, besides Warrior, that I felt I missed out on in 2011 has finally been confirmed to be coming to Blu-ray this March.  Some call the movie “Scary, sexy and terrifically twisted.”  Others call it “Extraordinary beautiful!”  Whatever it may be, The Skin I Live In is a MUST-SEE in my opinion.  So that’s why I’m very happy to spread Blu-ray love, joy and happiness today with the following press release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Enjoy!

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (January 10, 2012) – Oscar® winning Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Talk To Her, 2002) and three-time Golden Globe® nominee Antonio Banderas (The Mask of ZorroDesperado) team up for the sixth time on The Skin I Live In, debuting on Blu-ray+ DVD Combo Pack March 6th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This psycho-sexual thriller, which also stars Elena Anaya (Savage GraceVan Helsing), Marisa Paredes (High HeelsAll About My Mother), Jan Cornet (There Be Dragons) and Roberto Álamo (Take My Eyes), follows a brilliant plastic surgeon (Banderas) who is haunted by past tragedies and by his present patient: a mysterious woman (Anaya) who holds the key to his obsession. Special features include a seven-part behind-the-scenes featurette, “An Evening with Pedro Almodóvar” Q&A and “On The Red Carpet: New York Premiere” featurette. The Skin I Live In will be available for $45.99 SRP (Combo Pack).

Synopsis:

Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed three more things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig …

 

DVD Bonus Features Include:

§  “The Making of The Skin I Live In” 7-Part Featurette

§  “An Evening with Director Pedro Almodóvar” Q&A

§  “On The Red Carpet: New York Premiere” Featurette

 

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar from his own screenplay, The Skin I Live In was executive produced by Agustín Almodóvar.

 

The Skin I Live In has a running time of 117 minutes and is rated R for disturbing violent content including sexual assault, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language.

 

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ONE HECK OF A PROMOTER!!! Also a Dreamer, Producer, Agent of Love, Film Lover, Writer of Screenplays and a Devoted Apostle to all things Ford Mustangs (the real ones with V8's!). Some of my favorite films include FIGHT CLUB, MOULIN ROUGE, THE DARK KNIGHT, STAR WARS alongside television shows such as SEINFELD, 24, SANFORD & SON and even the often loathed in the geek community BIG BANG THEORY. Outside of my three lives I live I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our three girls (of the furry kind).

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