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Switchblade Romance in January - Menu screens added

Optimum Releasing have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Switchblade Romance for 31st January 2005 priced at £19.99. Switchblade Romance stars Cecile de France (Around the World in 80 Days) and Maïwenn (The Fifth Element, Leon) as Marie and Alexia, two inseparable friends who embark on a nightmarish journey into the depths of terror, one flesh-crawling evening. Fresh from Luc Besson's successful Europa stable, Switchblade Romance drips with palpable tension and bloody carnage.

Writers Aja and Levasseur conceived Switchblade Romance as a homage to the movies that marked their youth and the film is not afraid to wear its influences on its sleeve; The Evil Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shining, Maniac and Halloween. Alexandre Aja, the movie's co-writer and director explains: "The subject matter is quite simple. We are 100% in the genre movie register. We have one aim: to scare people!" Alexandre Aja is currently filming a much anticipated re-make of The Hills Have Eyes.

Also starring Philippe Nahon (Irreversible, Seul Contre Tous), Switchblade Romance explores the most basic fears; the unknown, the dark, claustrophobia, the significance of death and appears to flit constantly between dream and reality with twists and turns around every corner.

Features include:

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French DD2.0 & 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles (forced)
  • Commentary with Director Alexandre Aja & Cecile De France (hosted by Jamie Graham of Total Film magazine)
  • Making Of Documentary (36mins)
  • Interviews with Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon (33mins)
  • Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Giannetto de Rossi (7mins)
  • Trailer

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