Olive Films will release on Blu-ray Belgian directors Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s experimental giallo horror film Amer (2009). Last year, director Quentin Tarantino selected Amer as one of his 20 favorite films of 2010.
Street date is October 4th.
An eroticized homage to 1970s Italian giallo horror films… Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s pastiche tour-de-force plays out a delirious, enigmatic, almost wordless death-dance of fear and desire. Its three movements, each in a different style, correspond to the childhood, adolescence, and adulthood of its female protagonist. Drawing its stylized, hyperbolic gestures from the playbooks of Bava, Leone, Argento and De Palma and taking them into a realm of near-abstraction. Amer has genre in the blood. Its bold widescreen composition, super-focused sound and emphatic music (lifted from original giallo soundtracks), and razor-sharp cuts make for an outrageous and intoxicating cinematic head-trip. Featuring music from composers Stelvio Cipriani, Bruno Nicolai and the legendary Ennio Morricone.
Blu-ray.com has already reviewed the UK Blu-ray release of Amer, courtesy of Anchor Bay, here.
Release date: october 4th.