DVD, Digital, VOD Release: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

DVD Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99
Studio: Zeitgeist


Darwin meets Hitchcock in the true-crime tale The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden, a documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery that’s as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself.

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A true-life murder mystery unspools in The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor, Friedrich Ritter, and his younger mistress, the also married Dore Strauch, start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the island’s “Adam and Eve”, others flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Things would never be the same.

To bring this incredible story to life, filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (Ballets Russes) interweave newly unearthed home movies of the original settlers, footage of native flora and fauna, testimonies of modern day islanders, and voice performances by  Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Josh Radnor and others. Macabre yet inspiring, The Galapagos Affair is a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry.

Bonus features on the DVD of the critically lauded movie include the following:

  • Fourteen deleted scenes
  • Telluride Film Festival directors Q&A
  • Original theatrical trailer
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.