Scarlett Johansson stars as an alien seductress in the “hypnotically beautiful” (The Atlantic) thriller Under the Skin, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD July 15 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film, which was released theatrically by A24, comes from visionary director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth). It is a “mind-melting masterpiece” (Village Voice) of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial, or maybe something in between. Filled with Mica Levi’s mesmerizing score and stunning visual sequences, the film was nominated for the Golden Lion award at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and four awards at the 2013 British Independent Film Awards, including Best Actress (Scarlett Johansson) and Best Director (Jonathan Glazer). The “beguiling and beautiful nightmare“ (Indiewire) Under the Skin, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, including a “making of” featurette, for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Based on the novel by Michel Faber, Under the Skin examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.
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DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
“Making of Under the Skin” featurette
*Subject to change
Year of Production: 2013
Title Copyright: Under the Skin © Seventh Kingdom Productions Limited, Channel Four Television Corporation and The British Film Institute. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2014 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for Graphic Nudity, Sexual Content, Some Violence and Language
Genre: Erotic; Futuristic; Science Fiction; Sci-Fi; Thriller; Fantasy; Supernatural
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Feature Run Time: 108 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital