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Repulsion (1965)

NOTE: This commentary was only on the Criterion Collection laserdisc release. It has since been made available on the Region 2 Anchor Bay DVD of "Repulsion."

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director Roman Polanski and actor Catherine Deneuve Rating:7.1/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by reidca on February 6th, 2012:Find all reviews by reidca
This is a typically outstanding Criterion commentary with Polanski front and center. That's not to say that Denevue doesn't have compelling comments to make but it is especially interesting to hear Polanski talk about his positive experiences with different English crew members such as cinematographer Gil Taylor, how his passion for cinema turned into his profession and his inventive methods for circumventing the limitations of the technology of the day with sound and lighting. 8/10
Reviewed by sedna on September 26th, 2012:Find all reviews by sedna
Deneuve didn't really say anything of substance, it was Polanski who had interesting things to say. Besides the history that he provides on the production of the film he delves into discussing the devices and techniques he used to express certain ideas, whether it be through sound or through imagery, such as surrealism towards the end. If this commentary is any indication of what Polanski divulges about his films, then I'd love to listen to others, but alas...
Reviewed by musŪl65 on August 31st, 2015:Find all reviews by musŪl65
This track is very well edited. The main part is Polanski. He talks about working in England, the life in London in the sixties, the sets, the actors, the music, the lightning, the censorship, the style of the movie and his other movies. His style hasnít changed a lot about the decades. The part about movie blood is funny. Itís always interesting.

Deneuve talks from time to time. Almost about her acting and working with Polanski. Itís nice to hear her speaking about her time as a young actress.

Itís great to hear a master like Polanski talking. There are no gaps. The track is well paced and perfect. 10 out of 10.