Excerpt: Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas, Femme Fatale ) is one of the world's most esteemed surgeons. He has participated in three of the nine facial transplant surgeries which have been performed to date, and claims that these experiences were the most rewarding of his life. He has a top-of-the-line operating room within his lavish home, where he lives with his loyal housekeeper Marilla (Marisa Paredes, The Devil's Backbone ) and a beautiful, tormented prisoner named Vera Cruz...
Summary: Our face identifies us. If The Skin I Live In wasn't so elegantly made, it might be mistaken for something far more grotesque, distant from the mainstream, and lacking in taste. But that's not the case. The latest film from acclaimed Director Pedro Almodóvar is a genius piece of filmmaking about righting wrongs: righting the wrongs of nature, of man, and of chance.
Summary: Nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Pedro Almodovar's "La piel que habito" a.k.a "The Skin I Live In" (2011) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Pathe Distribution-UK. The supplemental features on the disc include original trailers; behind the scenes featurette; photo gallery; and footage from the film's screening at the Somerset House. In Spanish, with imposed English subtitles for the main feature. Region-B "locked".
Excerpt: The Skin I Live In , the new film from writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, is a stunning, mind-bending thriller that takes the concept of revenge and makes you question how far is too far. Beautifully shot and shocking without ever being alienating, the movie effectively entices the audience from the first scene before grabbing them by the throat and taking them on a tour of pure madness. For years Dr.
Excerpt: With The Skin I Live In , Pedro Almodóvar offers his own mad-scientist hybrid of the body-horror and kinky thriller genres, fusing David Cronenberg with Brian De Palma while keeping plenty of Almodóvar in the mix. Antonio Banderas stars as a superstar plastic surgeon who experiments on new kinds of skin and face transplants, using an abductee as his test subject.
Summary: Perhaps only an auteur of distinguished camp sensibilities like Almodóvar could’ve pulled off something as far-fetched as The Skin I Live In and turned it into a work of uncanny feeling, even if it often goes off the rails and teeters on the edge of absurdity, and not to mention downright, misogyny-pandering trash.
Excerpt: The narrative of "The Skin I Live In" is as intriguing as it is twisted, central to the plot is a contemporary and perverse Frankenstein character. This is an ethically challenging story of an obsessive patriarch, sinister gender control is stirred with psychological intrigue to create a morally unsettling but memorable movie. The nightmarish elements are balanced by the visually sophisticated and vibrant tone presented on screen.