Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Holy Motors

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 26, 2013
Price: DVD $19.97, Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: Indomina/Vivendi

Holy Motors movie scene

Denis Lavant embarks on a cinematic journey in Holy Motors.

Denis Lavant (Mister Lonely), Eva Mendes (The Other Guys), Kylie Minogue (Jack & Diane) and Edith Scob (Summer Hours) star in internationally acclaimed French filmmaker Léos Carax’s (The Lovers on the Bridge) 2012 fantasy-drama mash-up movie Holy Motors.

The film’s hard-to-describe, dreamy story has Lavant portraying “Monsieur Oscar,” a man whose mysterious job involves using makeup, elaborate costumes and props to carry out a number of complex and unusual scenarios. As he embarks on a journey through the streets of Paris in a white limousine driven by his associate Céline (Scob), Oscar transforms into a handful of characters for a series of strange “appointments.” Oscar’s various scenarios play out as different film genres–monster movie, film noir, fantasy, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller and even anime.

A true critics’ darling—it received a 90% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 132 published reviews—the unrated Holy Motors played in festivals and theaters around the world, including a limited run in the U.S. in October, 2012.

The film will debut digitally a week prior to the DVD and Blu-ray release  on iTunes (Feb. 19).

Bonus features on the Blu-ray of the foreign film, which is presented in French, English and Chinese with English subtitles, include the featurette “Drive In – The Making of Holy Motors” and an interview with Kylie Minogue, who contributes new music to the production.

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