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A Woman Kills

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Genres: Crime
Starring: Jean Rollin, Claude Merlin, Solange Pradel
Director: Jean-Denis Bonan
Plot Synopsis:

RADIANCE FILMS PROUDLY PRESENTS JEAN-DENIS BONAN’S ACCLAIMED THRILLER AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY!

A series of prostitute murders disturb the public with the thought of a serial killer on the loose. Hélène Picard, a prostitute, is sentenced and executed for the murders, but shortly thereafter similar crimes continue. Executioner Louis Guilbot meanwhile develops a relationship with the investigating officer, Solange, who soon learns Louis may not be who he says he is.

Filmed in the tumultuous events of May 1968, Jean-Denis Bonan's A Woman Kills never found distribution due to controversy around the director's first film and producer Anatole Dauman (The Beast, Hiroshima mon amour) was unable to find distribution for the film for 45 years until Luna Park Films brought it back to life in a new restoration. Now released on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere, audiences outside of France can finally experience this utterly singular film, a new wave-influenced serial killer film that presents its narrative in an almost true crime approach yet focuses more on the psychological aspect with echoes of Polanski and Franju, set to a discordant, jazzy score.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • 2K restoration of the film from the original 16mm elements
  • Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Virginie Sélavy
  • Introduction by Virginie Sélavy
  • On the Margin: The Cursed Films of Jean-Denis Bonan (Francis Lecomte, 2015/2022, 37 mins) - a newly updated documentary featuring director Jean-Denis Bonan, cinematographer Gérard de Battista, editor Mireille Abramovici, musician Daniel Laloux, and actress Jackie Rynal
  • Short films by Jean-Denis Bonan: The Short Life of Monsieur Meucieu (1962, 13 mins), A Crime of Love (1965, 7 mins), rushes of an incomplete film; The Sadness of the Anthropophagi (1966, 24 mins), Crazy Matthew (1967, 17 mins), A Season with Mankind (1967, 20 mins)
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  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm
  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 7th, 2023
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1968
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Radiance Films
  • Technical Specs
    Length:70 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:French: LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH