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Story Of Sin Dual Format
Drama




The Story Of Sin

The life of a beautiful, young and pious woman is thrown into chaos when her parents takes in a dashingly handsome lodger. Having embarked on a torrid affair, the lodger goes off to Rome to seek a divorce from his estranged wife.

Unable to live apart from her beloved, our hero leaves home only to fall prey to the infatuations and lusts of a band of noble admirers, unsavoury criminals and utopian do-gooders…

The only feature Walerian Borowczyk (The BeastThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne) made in his native Poland, Story of Sin transforms Stefan Zeromski’s classic melodrama into a deliriously surrealistic meditation on l’amour fou.

Production Year: 1975
Region Code: Free
UK Rating: 12A
Running Time: 130
Number of Discs: 2
Language: Polish
Subtitles: English
Audio: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Walerian Borowczyk
Cast Grazyna Dlugolecka
Cast Jerzy Zelnik
Cast Olgierd Lukaszewicz

Special Features:

  • 2K restoration from the original film negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • New subtitle translation
  • Audio Commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger
  • New 2K restorations from the original negatives of Borowczyk’s ground-breaking Polish shorts: Once Upon a Time (co-directed by Jan Lenica), Dom (co-directed by Lenica) and The School, with optional audio commentaries by art historian Szymon Bojko (Once Upon a Time), composer Wlodzimierz Kotonsk (Dom) and Daniel Bird (The School)
  • New introduction by poster designer Andrzej Klimowski
  • The First Sinner, a new interview with Story of Sin lead actor Grazyna Dlugolecka
  • The Music Box, film critic and documentarian David Thompson on the use of classic music in Borowczyk’s films
  • Stories of Sin, a video essay by Daniel Bird (co-founder Friends of Walerian Borowczyk) concerning the director’s obsessions
  • Miscellaneous, a video essay on Borowczyk and Lenica’s contributions to newsreels and documentaries on art history
  • Street Art, a short news reel documentary about poster art co-written by Borowczyk
  • Tools of the Trade, an interview with Juliusz Zamecznik, son of photographer and graphic artist Wojciech Zamecznik
  • Poster Girl, an interview with poster artist, illustrator and print maker Teresa Byszewska, who appears (briefly) in Dom
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Andrzej Klimowski

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