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Perdita Durango (1997) 4K Blu-ray: A Perverse road trip

Severin Films is releasing director Alex de la Iglesia’s twisted and violent road movie, Perdita Durango (1997) on a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Stars Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem.

For his English-language debut, writer/director Álex de la Iglesia (DAY OF THE BEAST) chose novelist Barry Gifford’s prequel to WILD AT HEART featuring sociopath priestess Perdita Durango. But when the U.S. distributor saw the finished film, they slashed 10+ minutes of gleefully profane sex & violence and dumped it under the title DANCE WITH THE DEVIL.

Severin is proud to present the complete Director’s Cut starring Oscar® nominee Rosie Perez and Academy Award® winner Javier Bardem in the “amoral love story” (DVD Talk) filled with human sacrifices, kidnapping, murder, fetus trafficking and the dogged DEA agent (James Gandolfini) on the trail of it all. Don Stroud (DJANGO UNCHAINED), Demián Bichir (THE HATEFUL EIGHT), Alex Cox (REPO MAN) and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins co-star in this “splendidly irresponsible” (Moria) joyride to the dark side, now restored in 4k with all new Special Features.

Perdita Durango (1997) — Photo
Image courtesy IMDB

While it in some ways resembles the Robert Rodriguez-Quentin Tarantino pic “From Dusk Till Dawn”, “Perdita” is less studiously hip and more genuinely out there.

Variety.com


Release date: March 30, 2021
Genre: Crime / Horror


DirectorAlex de la Iglesia
CastRosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross
CountrySpain
Production Year1997
Discs2 Blu-ray Discs
RegionFree
Run Time126 minutes
FormatsColor / 4k Ultra HD / 2.39:1
AudioSpanish / English
SubtitleEnglish
AKADance with the Devil
StudioSeverin Films

Special features


NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
On The Border – Interview with Director Álex de la Iglesia
Writing PERDITA DURANGO – Interview with Writer Barry Gifford
Dancing With The Devil – An Appraisal By Film Scholar Dr. Rebekah McKendry
NARCOSATANICOS: PERDITA DURANGO and the Matamoros Cult – Interview with Abraham Castillo Flores and ‘Cauldron of Blood’ Author Jim Schutze
Canciones de Amor Maldito: The Music of PERDITA DURANGO – Interview with Composer Simon Boswell
Shooting Perdita Durango – Interview with Director of Photography Flavio Labiano

Perdita Durango (1997) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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