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The Debut (1977) Blu-ray: A daring subject matter

Cult Epics has announced the release of director Nouchka van Brakel’s The Debut ((1977) on Blu-ray. The release date is April 13, 2021.

The forbidden-love story The Debut (1977) was the first full-length feature from pioneering filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel. Following the theme of Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita (1962) and Michael Powell’s Age of Consent (1969) – only this time told from a female perspective – van Brakel’s The Debut (1977) tells the delicate story of the impossible love between a teenage girl and a middle-aged married man. Based on the controversial novel by Hester Albach, The Debut is a subversive comedy-drama and the first commercially successful Dutch theatrical film directed by a woman.

Cult Epics presents Nouchka van Brakel’s The Debut for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in a new High-definition transfer. Cult Epics website Exclusive: First 100 Pre-orders of Blu-ray or DVD receive 4-Page Repro English Promotional brochure.



Release date: April 13, 2021
Genre: Drama


DirectorNouchka van Brakel
CastMarina de Graaf, Gerard Cox, Pleuni Touw
CountryNetherlands
Production Year1977
Discs1 Blu-ray Disc
RegionA
Run Time95 minutes
FormatsColor / 1.85:1
AudioDutch
SubtitleOptional English
AKAHet debuut / El debut
StudioCult Epics

Special features


New HD Transfer (from original 35mm print)
Original LPCM 2.0 Mono track
New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono track
Polygon Journal Newsreel (1977, HD)
Poster & Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailers
Ltd. Edition Packaging featuring Original & Newly Designed Art

The Debut (1977) 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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