PSYCHE 59 - BD
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(Alexander Singer, 1964)
Release date: 22 August 2022
Standard Edition Blu-ray
Patricia Neal (fresh from her 1963 award-winning role in Martin Ritt’s Hud) stars as a woman suffering from hysterical blindness, and a blank in her memory which may hide the cause of her affliction. When she and her sex-addict husband (Curt Jurgens – The Enemy Below, The Spy Who Loved Me) move in with her younger sister (Samantha Eggar – The Collector, The Brood), she begins to piece together the events leading to her psychological trauma.
Ahead of its time in its discussion and depiction of all manner of taboo subjects (rape, child abuse, nymphomania, psycho-sexual disorder, masochism), Psyche 59 is one of British cinema’s most daring and provocative adult dramas.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
- High Definition remaster
- Original mono audio
- The BEHP Interview with Walter Lassally (1988, 94 mins): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned cinematographer in conversation with Roy Fowler
- Come to Silence (2019, 12 mins): award-winning actor Samantha Eggar recalls her work on Psyche 59
- Intangible Visions (2019, 14 mins): composer Kenneth V Jones discusses his score
- An Abstract Quality (2019, 11 mins): critic, lecturer and broadcaster Richard Combs analyses Psyche 59 and the career of director Alexander Singer
- Original theatrical trailer
- Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
BBFC cert: 12