Summary: Antonio Campos' "Simon Killer" (2012) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Eureka Entertainment. The supplemental features on the disc include an original trailer for the film; new video interview with director Antonio Campos, actor Brady Corbet, and their mothers; video interview with Antonio Campos and producers Sean Durkin and Josh Mond; new video interview with Antonio Campos; the short film "The Last 15"; and more.
Excerpt: Writer-director Antonio Campos’ 2008 debut feature, Afterschool , was a deeply upsetting film, telling the story of an alienated boarding-school student so intimately that the viewer doesn’t immediately notice how psychologically damaged the kid is. Campos’ Simon Killer takes a similar approach, subjectivity-wise.
Excerpt: "I always saw myself as more of a lion," says Simon (Brady Corbet) when asked about the fox pin his mother gave him as a child. One could argue that the symbolism here is a little on the nose, but by this point in Simon Killer it's as clear a vision of the main character as we've gotten, and even then it's still in line with the film's central ambiguity.
Excerpt: Maybe the problem is the title. Simon Killer is a picture that leaves moviegoers adrift for longer than most will tolerate, telling its story with a style and pace that could most kindly be called deliberate. It unfolds in a series of languid scenes, most of them shot in single, unbroken takes; it's dialogue is quiet and conversational; the plotting seems improvised. We meet Simon (Brady Corbet) soon after his arrival in Paris.