Knife + Heart - Arthouse French Slasher

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  1. CPT HOOK

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    Did anyone here pick up the blu-ray of Knife + Heart this week? It was released on Tuesday. I'm curious if it is a BD-R or a pressed disc. The company who released it does BD-Rs, but I'm hoping this will be pressed because it is a bit more high profile than what they typically release. I've been dying to see it! Just want to know what I'm ordering first.

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    For those unfamiliar with the film, this is a '70s set slasher / giallo set in the world of gay porn. It looks amazing, and the soundtrack was done by m83 (who the frontman is apparently the director's brother?) and I love their song "Midnight City".

     
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    Can't comment on the facts on the disc, but saw it at a film fest screening and loved the movie. It made my Top 10 list last year!
     
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    This is listed as an upcoming title in an email I got from Shudder. No idea when it will be on there though, but probably soon.

    Edited to add that I'm an idiot, it says June 20th in the email.
     
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    Thank you for sharing that...this has climbed to the top of my must watch list...
     
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    Mondo Digital posted a review...
     
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    Yeah, planning on watching this on Shudder. Gotta justify the $48 I just gave them by doing more than waiting for Joe Bob Briggs to return...
     
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    I went ahead and picked up a copy of the blu based on this feedback. The price wasn't very nice but I like to support the independents.
     
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    I finally got around to watching Knife + Heart and didn't love it like I was hoping. Definitely a case of style over substance. I also didn't find it as graphic or subversive as it wants you to think it is. The kills are sparse, the mystery isn't engaging, and the reveal is a bit of a cheat without clues or build-up. It's possible I'd like the movie more on a second viewing with my expectations adjusted accordingly. There were sequences I liked, but as a whole I found it pretty clunky and not very engaging. I imagine giallo fans will love it, as it's structured and paced similarly.
     

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