The vampire film revisited by Abel Ferrara
A brilliant philosophy student at New York University, Kathleen is actively preparing her doctoral thesis. One evening, she crosses paths with a strange and attractive woman who leads her by force into a dead end before biting her on the neck. Soon, Kathleen will develop a ferocious appetite for human blood which she will satisfy by attacking her relatives or strangers...
Two years after Body Snatchers, the invasion continues and Snake Eyes, director Abel Ferrara radically changes his style with The Addiction , a low-budget vampire film with very personal themes. Shot in a dark and almost nightmarish New York, filmed in a very contrasting black and white reminiscent of Murnau's universe, The Addiction is a shocking, intense and masterful work. To be discovered for the first time on Blu-ray™ in its new and sublime 4K restoration approved by Abel Ferrara and his chief operator Ken Kelsch!
THE ADDICTION by Abel Ferrara
(1995 – Black & White – 82 mn – Int. -12 years old )
New 4K Restoration
Available on Blu-ray & DVD.
. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRES (31 mins – HD*)
In this 2018 documentary by Abel Ferrara, actors Christopher Walken and Lili Taylor, composer Joe Delia and cinematographer Ken Kelsch talk about their memories of filming.
. INTERVIEW WITH ABEL FERRARA (16 mins – HD*)
The director develops the metaphor of the vampire and salutes the incredible investment of his team on The Addiction .
. ANALYSIS BY BRAD STEVENS (9 mins – HD*)
Some reading tracks of the film by the British film critic Brad Stevens.
. ABEL FERRARA DURING THE EDITING OF "THE ADDICTION" (9 mins)
The filmmaker presented his film The Addiction , then in the middle of the editing phase in New York.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
*in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version DTS-HD MA 5.1 & 2.0 • French Subtitles
1.85 format respected • Black & White • Film length: 82 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
Original Version Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 • French Subtitles
1.85 format respected • 16/9 4/3 compatible • Black & White • Film length: 79 mins
Released March 24, 2021
Also available in the MARCH PRE-ORDER PACK