Love Rites (Blu-ray)
Directed by Walerian Borowczyk
Love Rites (Cérémonie d’amour) is cult director Walerian Borowczyk’s (The Beast) subversively erotic final feature. He returns with a vengeance to a signature theme—emasculation. Vain clothing buyer Hugo (Mathieu Carrière) meets beautiful Myriam (Marina Pierro) on the subway and pursues her, discovering to his delight that she’s a prostitute. The crafty Myriam, of course, has more in mind for their encounter than smug Hugo bargained for. Love Rites turns the sexual tables with perverse exactitude.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Shorter Director's Cut of the Feature
Brief von Paris (1976, short film by Walerian Borowczyk)
Audio commentary by film historian Daniel Bird
Interview with Mathieu Carriere
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