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Simon Killer on Blu-ray and DVD in August from Masters of Cinema

29 July 2013

A deeply disturbing character study of a handsome and sociopathic American in Paris, writer-director Antonio Campos's Simon Killer hones further the psychological perceptiveness and keen filmmaking craft exhibited in Campos's acclaimed feature debut Afterschool.

Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Thirteen, Martha Marcy May Marlene) plays Simon, a recent college graduate full of promise and potential, who goes to Paris to begin a trip around Europe following a break-up with a long-time girlfriend. An outsider adrift upon a profound sense of loss, Simon takes solace in the company of Victoria (Mati Diop of 35 Shots of Rum), a beautiful, young, and mysterious prostitute — and their fateful journey begins...

Emotionally compelling and visually stunning, Simon Killer is an examination of casual brutality, profane sexuality, alienation, and desperation, all cut to a killer soundtrack that underscores the borderline psychotic fervour of Simon's descent.

Our own Timothy E. RAW had this to say of the film: "Rarely has a portrait of a sociopath been so enigmatically engaging and mesmerizingly immersive... Simon Killer is a film of casual brutality and profane sexuality, all cut to a killer soundtrack." You can read the rest of his review here.

Simon Killer will be released on UK Blu-ray and DVD on 26th August 2013 by Eureka as part of the Masters of Cinema series at the RRP of £19.99 for the Blu-ray and £17.99 for the DVD.

The following extra features have been confirmed:

  • Behind-the-scenes and rehearsal footage from the production of the film

  • Sundance Alumni interview with Antonio Campos and producers Sean Durkin and Josh Mond

  • The Last 15 - Campos’s Palme d’Or nominated short film

  • The Case of the Conscious Camera - A 29-minute interview with Campos on the aesthetics of Simon Killer

  • Conversations with Moms - an interview with Campos, Brady Corbet, and their mothers

  • Original theatrical trailer

  • Booklet featuring a new and exclusive essay by critic Karina Longworth; a new interview with Antonio Campos; a visual primer on the development of the poster art; and more!