Actors: Angela Pleasance, Peter Vaughan, Lorna Heilbron Directors: José Ramón Larraz Format: CD+DVD, Dolby, PAL Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1 Number of discs: 2 Classification: 15 Studio: Bfi DVD Release Date: 25 April 2016 Run Time: 92 minutes
SYMPTOMS (Flipside 032) (DVD + Blu-ray) A film by José Ramón Larraz
The official British Palme d’Or entry at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, Symptoms is a sophisticated modern gothic horror film exploring the themes of sexual repression and psychosis.
Larraz’s dark and stylish film tells of a young woman (Lorna Heilbron) who is invited by her girlfriend (Angela Pleasence) to stay at her remote English country mansion. Events take a disturbing turn when a menacing groundkeeper (Peter Vaughan) interrupts their time together, and a woman’s body is found in the mansion’s lake.
Other than a limited theatrical release and a late-night screening on British television in the early 80s, Larraz’s film has slipped into obscurity, and the original negative was long thought lost, assuring it a place in the BFI’s ‘Most Wanted’ list. Following the rediscovery of the original negatives in 2014, the dark delights of Symptoms can finally be experienced again in this new restoration, undertaken by the Belgian Cinematek.
These discs are Region 2 (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players. Your DVD player may need to be multi-region enabled in order to view this (most players in Australia are). Please check your player before purchasing