Posted Thu Aug 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The latest from acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín will arrive on Blu-ray this August.
In an early announcement to retailers, Kino has revealed 'Post Mortem' will be hitting Blu-ray on August 21.
The second part of Larraín's celebrated trilogy about Chile during the dictatorial reign of Augusto Pinochet, 'Post Mortem' is a "grim, intense, mordantly comic little film" (A.O. Scott, New York Times) about a civil servant transformed by the 1973 military coup.
Mario (Alfredo Castro, 'Tony Manero') is an unassuming state employee who transcribes notes during autopsies. Furtive and lonely, he becomes obsessed with his neighbor, the dance hall girl Nancy (Antonia Zegers), who is involved with a group of left-wing activists. With the coup, and the death of President Salvador Allende, Nancy's friends are hunted down, and Mario's hospital becomes clogged with the bodies of dissenters. Soon the violence filters into Mario's psyche, and he begins to break down, much like his country.
Following the brilliant 'Tony Manero' (2008, available from Kino Lorber), and preceding the recently completed 'No' (2012), 'Post Mortem' is "a new and original vision of political terror" (J. Hoberman, Blouin Art Info) that remains urgently relevant to the repressive regimes of today.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include a still gallery and trailers.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Post Mortem' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 21.
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