Maitresse (DVD & Blu-ray)  (DVD)+BLU-RA
A young man falls for the mysterious dominatrix in this classy French love story. Gerard Depardieu stars.
When petty thief Olivier (played by a youthful Gerard Depardieu) breaks into an unassuming Parisian apartment, he inadvertently enters the World Cinema of leather-clad dominatrix Ariane (Bulle Ogier), who entertains clients in her black marble dungeon.
Olivier's fascination with Ariane soon turns to love, forcing him to question his own assumptions about sex, perversion and power.
Barbet Schroeder's controversial film features graphic scenes of torture and fetishism and was confined to a handful of club cinemas on its original release.
Presented here fully uncut and in a new director-approved High Definition transfer, Maitresse is a stylish love story (featuring costumes by Karl Lagerfeld) with a dark undertone.
• Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
• Domestic Masochism: Barbet Schroeder's Matresse (2012, 28 mins): Dr Patricia MacCormack and Edward Lamberti analyse key scenes and themes from Matresse
• Theatrical trailers for Matresse, More (1960) and The Valley (1972)
• Illustrated booklet featuring a newly commissioned essay by Dr Patricia MacCormack
• a new interview with Barbet Schroeder
• and the BBFC's Craig Lapper on the history of the films censorship
Running Time: 113 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 5 Nov. 2012