Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: The Reflecting Skin

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 13, 2019
Price: DVD $19.89, Blu-ray $26.49
Studio: Film Movement

From 1990, the cult horror-drama The Reflecting Skin is a darkly humorous, nightmarish vision of the American dream.

As mysterious deaths plague a small prairie town in 1950s Idaho, eight year-old Seth (Jeremy Cooper) comes to believe that Dolphin Blue (Lindsay Duncan, Le Week-End), the reclusive English widow living next door, is a vampire, stealing the souls of his neighborhood friends one by one. Seth’s worst nightmares come true when his older brother Cameron (Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic) returns home from military service and falls in love with the widow. Could he be her next victim?

The winner of a Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, The Reflecting Skin marks the feature film debut of writer-director Philip Ridley (Heartless).

Bonus features on Film Movement’s new edition of the film include the following:  and has been celebrated as “stunningly beautiful…a Gothic masterpiece,” by Rowan Righelato of The Guardian. 

  • Angels & Atom Bombs: The Making of The Reflecting Skin (running time: 44 minutes)
  • Commentary with writer/director Philip Ridley
  • Booklet with introduction by Philip Ridley and new essay by Travis Crawford and Heather Hyche 
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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.