Posted Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 06:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The British biopic will paint a dark picture on Blu-ray in December, and you can pre-order the movie now.
In an early announcement to retailers, Strand Releasing is preparing 'Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon' for Blu-ray on December 2.
John Maybury's searing portrait of the English painter Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi) at the height of his fame in the 1960s is one of the nastiest and most truthful portraits of the artist-as-monster ever filmed. It's the story of the colossally self-absorbed painted and his self-destructive younger lover, George Dyer (Daniel Craig), begins when Bacon awakens in his studio one night to discover a burglar on the premises. Sizing up the thief as an appetizing piece of rough trade, Bacon makes a proposition: if the robber sheds his clothes and comes to bed with him, he promises, he can have anything he wants…in presuming to take you inside the mind and heart of a major artist, confronting the demonic aspect of the human condition, 'Love Is the Devil,' goes as far and as deep as any movie has dared.
Specs and supplements have not been detailed yet, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $27.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 2.
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