Blu-ray, DVD Release: Under The Sun of Satan

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 14, 2016
Price: DVD $23.99, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Cohen Media


The 1987 French drama Under the Sun of Satan is the latest entry in Cohen Media’s “Films of Maurice Pialat” collection.
Gérard Depardieu and Sandrine Bonnaire in Under the Sun of Satan

Gérard Depardieu and Sandrine Bonnaire in Under the Sun of Satan

Donissan (Gérard Depardieu, Inspector Bellamy), a mediocre seminarian, haunted by Evil and the failure of his divine mission, mortifies his body and is unable to establish any rapport with his parishioners. Until the day the abbot meets young Mouchette (Sandrine Bonnaire, Queen to Play), who has just committed a mortal sin.

Based on Georges Bernanos’ novel of the same name (also the source for Robert Bresson’s Diary of a Country Priest and Mouchette), the film earned director Pialat a Palme d’Or at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Cohen Media’s edition features a new 2K restoration, along with two hours-plus of extras, including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with star Depardieu.

 

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