Human Desire

Blu-Ray Rating: ***1/2

Reviewed by: Jennie Kermode

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Gloria Grahame and Glenn Ford in Human Desire
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This film looks great for its age and is presented here alongside a lengthy and informative interview with film historian Tony Rayns, plus further background material in a collector's booklet. Whilst these are packed with spoilers (something that couldn't really be avoided with a film of this type), so they need to be enjoyed after the film itself, they are likely to add considerably to your enjoyment of it.

There's also the original theatrical trailer here, which is likely to shock modern viewers with its incredibly one-sided take on the film's morally complex events, essentially blaming everything on the central female character. It's an interesting reminder of the politics of the period but not very helpful when it comes to understanding the film, and in many ways more disturbing than the murder committed in the film itself.

Copy picture Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2019
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Blackmailed by her violent husband, a woman tries to persuade her lover to murder him.

Product Code: B07KM2RLYR

Region: 0

Sound: LPCM Mono

Extras: Interview with film historian Tony Rayns; original theatrical trailer; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing,

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