'That Obscure Object of Desire' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 08:00 AM PST by

The 1977 French Oscar-nomined film from director Luis Buñuel will seduce Blu-ray this January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate says 'That Obscure Object of Desire' is coming to high-definition on January 29.

Nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Writing, Luis Buñuel's final film explodes with eroticism, bringing full circle to the director's lifelong preoccupation with the darker side of desire. Buñuel regular Fernando Rey plays Matthieu, an urbane widower, tortured by his lust for the elusive Conchita. With subversive flare, Buñuel uses two different actresses in the lead role - Carole Bouquet, a sophisticated French beauty and Angela Molina, a Spanish coquette. Drawn from Pierre Louys' 1898 novel, La Femme et le Pantin, 'That Obscure Object of Desire' is a dizzying game of sexual politics punctuated by a terror that harkens back to Buñuel's brilliant surrealistic beginnings.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include Arbitrary Desire (interview with Jean-Claude Carrière); Interview with Carlos Saura; Double Dames (interview with Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina); and A portrait of Luis Bunuel (interview with Pierre Lary and Edmond Richard).

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'That Obscure Object of Desire' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 29.

See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
That Obscure Object of Desire (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disc Announcements, Lionsgate (all tags)