Blu-ray, DVD Release: Luna

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 6, 2016
Price: DVD $12.49, Blu-ray $16.49
Studio: Kino Lorber

Legendary filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci (1900) directs the controversial 1979 drama Luna starring the great Jill Clayburgh (Love & Other Drugs).

Jill Clayburgh stars in Luna

Jill Clayburgh stars in Luna

Luna explores the troubled life of Joe Silveri, a teenager (Matthew Barry, The Wraith) and his troubling relationship with his parents, including an incestuous liaison with his mother. After witnessing his father’s suicide, mother and son decide to move to Italy. Joe falls in with the wrong crowd and becomes addicted to heroin. Caterina, hoping to lure her son back to a healthier and safer lifestyle, tries to become closer to him, which leads to flirtation and incest.

Written by Bertolucci, his brother, Giuseppe Bertolucci (1900) and Clare Peploe (Zabriskie Point) and based on a story by the Bertolucci brothers and Franco Arcalli (Once Upon a Time in America), the film was stunningly shot by the great Vittorio Storaro (Cafe Society) and features a gorgeous score by the renowned Ennio Morricone (The Mission).

Here’s a list of the discs’ bonus features:

-On-Camera interview with director Bernardo Bertolucci
-Interview with actor Matthew Barry
-Audio commentary by star Matthew Barry and filmmaker Elijah Drenner
-Audio commentary by filmmaker/writer Howard S. Berger and Mondo Digital’s Nathaniel Thompson
-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.