Blu-ray, DVD Release: Perfect Sense

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: IFC/MPI

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Ewan McGregor and Eva Green get sensory in Perfect Sense.

Ewan McGregor (Haywire) and Eva Green (TV’s Camelot) are two damaged people who come together to face a global catastrophe in the 2011 science fiction drama-romance film Perfect Sense.

The story begins with a strange wave of sadness sweeping the globe, with people everywhere breaking down in sobbing fits. When they regain their composure, something has changed: everyone has lost their senses of smell and taste. Two people come to the fore: Susan (Green), a scientist in Glasgow with a broken heart who is studying the odd pandemic, and Michael (McGregor), a successful and happily single chef at a restaurant near Susan’s apartment. When Susan and Michael meet, they share an intensely emotional and erotic night just as the rest of the world is losing its sensory perception, and a serious relationship slowly blossoms. Here’s the question: Are Susan and Michael’s intense feelings for each other due to the epidemic, or in spite of it?

Directed by David Mackenzie, Perfect Sense also features Connie Nielsen (A Shine of Rainbows), Stephen Dillane (TV’s Game of Thrones) and Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting).

The R-rated Perfect Sense premiered in the U.S. as a Video On Demand title in January, 2012 following a limited theatrical rollout around the world and screenings at some dozen film festivals. Audience and critical response was largely positive, with New York magazine’s David Edelstein saying that, “You’ve got to make room in your heart for a film in which the world ends with neither a bang nor a whimper but a cuddle.”

No bonus features have been announced for the discs.


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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.