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Roman Polanski's What? in October - Extras added

Severin Films have announced the UK DVD release of What? on 20th October 2008 priced at £14.99 RRP. Roman Polanski described it as “the ribald adventures of an innocent girl”. Critics called it “an amoral, depraved disaster”. More than three decades after its controversial release, it remains the most butchered, debated and least seen film of the director’s entire career. Now, for the first time ever, Roman Polanski’s What?, will be available on DVD in the UK

Sydne Rome stars as an oft-naked American girl lost inside a Mediterranean villa inhabited by priests, pianists, perverts and a syphilitic pimp (Marcello Mastroianni) while indulging in madcap acts of gang rape, sodomy and ping-pong. Hugh Griffith, Romolo Valli and Polanski himself also star in this surreal and sexy comedy, now finally restored to its original running time from a vault print reportedly stolen from the wine cellar of producer Carlo Ponti.

The disc is PAL Region 0 with the following features:

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0
  • Sydne In Wonderland - featurette with star Sydne Rome (16:02mins)
  • Memories of a Young Pianist - featurette with composer Claudio Gizzi (21:50mins)
  • A Surreal Pop Movie - featurette with cinematographer Marcello Gatti (16:04mins)
  • Theatrical Trailers (1:55mins)

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