New film out on Blu-ray and DVD August 21st, 2012, Post Mortem. I really don’t think my synopsis could do it justice. Just watch the trailer and then go pick this one up on August 21st.
Kino Lorber Announces Blu-ray and DVD release of Post Mortem,
a film by Pablo Larraín, director of Tony Manero and the upcoming No
Street date: August 21, 2012“Utterly distinctive… takes TONY MANERO’s sardonically macabre humor even further.” – Sight & Sound“…begins as a deadpan comedy and ends as a harrowing tragedy.”
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times“Larrain’s breathtaking visual command makes for enthralling viewing.”
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
New York, NY – July 30, 2012 – Kino Lorber is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Post Mortem, from acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín, the director of Tony Manero and No. The second part of Larraín’s celebrated trilogy about Chile during the dictatorial reign of Augusto Pinochet, Post Mortem is a “grim, intense, mordantly comic little film” (A.O. Scott, New York Times) about a civil servant transformed by the 1973 military coup.
Post Mortem still 1Post Mortem, which Kino Lorber released theatrically earlier in the year, now comes to Blu-ray and DVD with a street date of August 24th. It comes with special features, including trailers and a stills gallery. The SRP for the Blu-ray edition is $34.95, and the SRP for the DVD is $29.95. Both are currently available for prebook.
Mario (Alfredo Castro, Tony Manero) is an unassuming state employee who transcribes notes during autopsies. Furtive and lonely, he becomes obsessed with his neighbor, the dance hall girl Nancy (Antonia Zegers), who is involved with a group of left-wing activists. With the coup, and the death of President Salvador Allende, Nancy’s friends are hunted down, and Mario’s hospital becomes clogged with Post Mortem Still 2 the bodies of dissenters. Soon the violence filters into Mario’s psyche, and he begins to break down, much like his country.
Following the brilliant Tony Manero (2008, available from Kino Lorber), and preceding the recently completed No (2012), Post Mortem is “a new and original vision of political terror” (J. Hoberman, Blouin Art Info) that remains urgently relevant to the repressive regimes of today.
* Stills Gallery
* Presented in DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
2012 * Chile * 98 min. * Color * 2.66:1 * 1920x1080p * Not Rated
In Spanish with optional English subtitles