DVD/Blu-ray Release: The Skin I Live In

DVD/Blu-ray Release Date: March 6, 2012
Price: DVD/Blu-ray $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


The Skin I Live InForeign film The Skin I Live In made the art house theater rounds to much acclaim from critics and audiences.

Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar (Broken Embraces), the movie stars Antonio Banderas (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger) as a plastic surgeon whose wife died in a flaming car accident. After much trial and error, Banderas’ Dr. Robert Ledgard creates a synthetic skin that could have saved his wife’s life, and he tests it on a mysterious woman whose past is closely linked to the tragic events that haunt him.

The Spanish-language film, which is based on the novel by Thierry Jonquet and written in collaboration with Agustin Almodovar (The Devil’s Backbone), also stars Elena Anaya (Point Blank) and Marisa Paredes (Life Is Beautiful).

Like Sony’s release of other smaller and foreign movies, The Skin I Live In is only available as a DVD/Blu-ray Combo pack. The two-disc set includes these special features:

  • Q&A with director Pedro Almodovar
  • “On the Red Carpet: New York Premiere”

Critics hailed the thriller movie. Sarasota Herald-Tribune‘s Christopher Lloyd said The Skin I Live In is “a wonderfully twisted cinematic expedition into territory rarely traveled.”

Check out the creepy trailer:

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.