Blu-ray Release: Holy Motors

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 20, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: Shout! Factory

Denis Lavant (Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas), 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. This week, the film returns in a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.

Holy Motors’ 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.

Bonus features on the new Blu-ray include the following:

  • “Merde” Segment From The 2008 Feature Film Tokyo!
  • “Drive In” – The Making Of Holy Motors
  • Director Leos Carax Q&A And Press Conference At The 2012 New York Film Festival
  • Conversation With Leos Carax At The 2012 Festival Del Film Locarno
  • Interview With Kylie Minogue
  • Deleted Scenes
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • International Theatrical Trailer
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