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DVD Region 1 Barrel Entertainment 1.85:1 (16:9) 16:9 (Anamorphic) Enhanced NTSC Add to Collection Add to Wishlist View Images for this disc Compare prices for this disc


Synopsis: As a weary sailor named Jan (Matthieu Carriere) sets foot on dry land, he is mysteriously abducted and awakens in the isolated mansion of Malpertuis. There, he is reunited with his sister Nancy (Susan Hampshire) and an eclectic group of distant relatives, each summoned by his dying uncle Quentin Cassavius (Orson Welles). Cassavius wishes to will all of his heirs an equal portion of his fortune. However, in return, each must honor his dying request: They are to remain within Malpertuis for the rest of their lives, the last couple to marry.

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Directed By: Harry Kumel
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Cast: Michel Bouquet
Matthieu Carriere
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Susan Hampshire
Orson Welles
Genre: Foreign / Horror /
Running Time: 120 minutes
Year of Production: 1971
Disc Release Date: July 24, 2007


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Extra Features:

  • Audio Commentary from Director Harry Kumel
  • Orson Welles Uncut, a 25-minute Featurette Containing Rare Outtakes Footage of Welles During the Filming of Malipertuis
  • Susan Hampshire: One Actress, Three Parts, an 11-minute Featurette Containing New Interviews with Hampshire
  • Reflections Of Darkness: Del Valle On Kumel, a New 74-minute Career-Length Interview with Director Kumel by Noted Film Journalist David Del Valle
  • Jean Ray/John Flanders, a 7-minute Featurette That Delves into the Fantastical World of the Belgian Writer Including Archival Interview Footage
  • Trailer
  • Plus Liner Notes from Film Historians David Del Valle and Ernest Mathijs

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1: Single Sided, Dual Layer
2: Single Sided, Dual Layer

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Track: Language: Details:
1: English Dolby Digital 1.0 (Mono)
2: Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (Stereo)

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