Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Lure (Blu-ray)

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    This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up—the bold debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska—follows a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczyńska’s imagining. The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” in which the girls’ bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls for a human. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy synth-fueled soundtrack, outrageous song-and-dance numbers, and lavishly grimy sets, The Lureexplores its themes of emerging female sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with savage energy and originality.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

    • High-definition digital master, supervised by director of photography Kuba Kijowski, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New program about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Agnieszka Smoczyńska, actors Marta Mazurek and Michalina Olszańska, screenwriter Robert Bolesto, Kijowski, composers Barbara and Zuzanna Wroński, sound designer Marcin Lenarczyk, and choreographer Kaya Kołodziejczyk
    • Deleted scenes
    • Aria Diva (2007) and Viva Maria! (2010), two short films directed by Smoczyńska
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by writer Angela Lovell

      • Poland
      • 2015
      • 92 minutes
      • Color
      • 2.39:1
      • Polish
      • Spine #896

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    Link not working. Never heard of this film -- it's not in any of Maltin's guides.
     
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    The trailer on Criterion's web site looks pretty awesome, actually, and I'll probably purchase it during the next sale. But this leads me to ask: since there is a (really cool) trailer available on the web site, why isn't it included on the Blu-ray release? That may seem like small potatoes, but if you run trailers for audiences in your home theater, and you want to excite your guests about an esoteric film like this to be shown in the future, it helps if one is included with the movie.
     

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