Blu-ray, DVD Release: Bent

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 8, 2018
Price: DVD $19.89, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Film Movement

Based on the landmark play by Martin Sherman, the 1997 drama Bent is a harrowing yet inspirational tale of struggle against oppression.

Set amidst the decadence and terror of pre-war Germany, a chance encounter at a Berlin nightclub exposes Max (Clive Owen, Croupier) and his partner Rudy (Brian Webber) as homosexuals during the “Night of the Long Knives” purge. After two years on the run, they are captured and put on a train to Dachau, where Rudy is savagely beaten to death. Inside the camp, Max finds the will to survive through the help of a fellow prisoner, Horst (Lothaire Bluteau, Orlando), and the two men develop an unbreakable bond.

Winner of the Prix de la jeunesse (Award of the Youth) at Cannes Critics’ Week in 1997, Bent arrives on disc with a new digital restoration and a host of features including the following:

  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Mick Jagger “Streets of Berlin” music video
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • New essay by Steven Alan Carr
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About Laurence

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.