Second Sight DVD
An unsung masterpiece… the film that prefigures everything that’s in Antichrist
Possession, dir. Andrzej Żuławski, France, 1981, 123 min.
A horror film like no other, Possession is an intense, shocking experience that was banned in the UK as a ‘video nasty’. With its dark subject matter and high gore quotient, it’s not for the faint hearted. With their marriage in pieces Anna and Mark’s tense relationship has become a psychotic descent into screaming matches, violence and self-mutilation. Believing his wife’s only lover is the sinister Heinrich, Mark is unaware of the demonic, tentacled cre ature that Anna has hidden away for liaisons in a deserted apartment and will stop at nothing to protect.
Written and directed by Andrzej Żuławski, Possession is a deeply unsettling experience, aided by the horrific special effects of the great Carlo Rambaldi (Deep Red, Close Encounters, Alien).
Possession was nominated for a BAFTA and the Palme d'Or and stars Isabelle Adjani (Subway, La Reine Margot), who's astonishing performance earned her Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the French Cesars alongside Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Omen III - The Final Conflict). The film features stunning special effects by Carlo Rambaldi (Alien, E.T) and comes to Blu-ray with an amazing array of bonus features (The Other Side of the Wall - The Making of Possession; audio commentary with co-writer Frederic Tuten, moderated by Daniel Bird)