BLONDE VENUS - BD

BLONDE VENUS - BD

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(Josef von Sternberg, 1932)
Release date: 18 July 2022
Standard Edition Blu-ray

One of six films Cary Grant made in 1932, the first year of his Hollywood career, Blonde Venus also found him co-starring with the formidable Marlene Dietrich. Dietrich plays a cabaret singer who hooks up with Grant’s politician when her husband, an American chemist played by Hebert Marshall, accidentally poisons himself and requires an expensive, life-saving treatment.

An irresistible concoction of cabaret and melodrama, Blonde Venus is unmistakably a Josef von Sternberg picture, and includes the infamous musical number ‘Hot Voodoo’, in which Dietrich emerges from a gorilla costume.

INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film and arts critic Adrian Martin (2019)
  • Introduction by Nicholas von Sternberg (2019, 7 mins): the son of Josef von Sternberg discusses Blonde Venus
  • Dietrich, a Queer Icon (2019, 25 mins): So Mayer, author of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema, analyses the queer iconography and legacy of Marlene Dietrich
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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BBFC cert: PG
REGION B
EAN: 5060697920307