Psychopathia Sexualis (Unrated Director's Cut) (DVD)

Directed by Bret Wood

Release Year: 2006
Running Time: 98
UPC: 7 38329 05032 0
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Zoe Cooper
David Weber
Kristi Casey

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Directed by Bret Wood

Described as "kinky material trapped in a cage of Victorian propriety" (The New York Times), Psychopathia Sexualis is a dreamlike depiction of turn-of-the-century sexual deviance, from the pages of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's notorious medical text. As he interweaves fables of sexual repression, vampirism, hypnosis, sado-masochism and lesbianism, writer/director Bret Wood (Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films) creates a haunted vision of an era when medical science endeavored to label, cure or eliminate anyone who refused to conform to its idea of sexual "normalcy."

WARNING: Contains scenes of nudity and graphic violence.
(Also available in Director's Approved R-Rated version)

U.S. 2006 Color 98 Min. 1.85:1 (16x9) Not Rated

an Illustrated Films production
based upon PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS and TEXT-BOOK OF INSANITY by Richard von Krafft-Ebing
Jane Bass Bryan Davis Veronika Duerr Sandra L. Hughes Ted Manson Daniel May Rob Nixon Daniel Pettrow Lisa Paulsen Rachel Sorsa
director of photography David Bruckner
music Paul Mercer
sound design Bruce Bennett
editors Craig Tollis and Bret Wood produced by Tracy Martin
written and directed by Bret Wood


DVD Extras Include:
  • 30 minutes of deleted scenes
  • Cast & crew interviews, with behind-the-scenes footage
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Judgement and Rapture, two short films by Bret Wood
  • Historical data on Krafft-Ebing
  • Screenplay excerpts
  • Photo gallery
  • 5.1 Stereo Surround
  • Enhanced for 16x9 TVs

"An impressively tense recreation of a notorious work." - NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"WOOD HAS A STRONG VISUAL STYLE... Like a talkie color version of something by Lang or Murnau." - Michael Wilmington, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

  • Director's Choice for Best Feature Film Boston Underground Film Festival
    Official Selection Atlanta Film Festival


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