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The Lure

Street Date:
October 10th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
2015
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
92 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Horror

Starring:

Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Kinga Preis

Director:

Agnieszka Smoczynska

Plot Synopsis:

This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up—the bold debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczy?ska—follows a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczy?ska’s imagining. The director gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” in which the girls’ bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls for a human. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy synth-fueled soundtrack, outrageous song-and-dance numbers, and lavishly grimy sets, The Lureexplores its themes of emerging female sexuality, exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with savage energy and originality.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.39:1

Audio Formats

  • Polish 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio

Subtitles/Captions

  • English

Supplements

  • New program about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Agnieszka Smoczy?ska, actors Marta Mazurek and Michalina Olsza?ska, screenwriter Robert Bolesto, Kijowski, composers Barbara and Zuzanna Wro?ski, sound designer Marcin Lenarczyk, and choreographer Kaya Ko?odziejczyk
  • Deleted scenes
  • Aria Diva (2007) and Viva Maria! (2010), two short films directed by Smoczy?ska
  • PLUS: An essay by writer Angela Lovell