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Two Gangsters and an Island, a 2003 short documentary about the making of Cul-de-sac, featuring interviews with Polanski, producer Gene Gutowski, and cinematographer Gil Taylor
Interview with Polanski from 1967
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Thompson
This is one of Polanski's best films in my opinion, a real gem and it looks stunning.
Audio is similarly acceptable yet underwhelming, as some lines of dialogue sound very muffled and the music is occasionally a bit shrill and pinched.
Like all of cinema's best psychologists Polanski knows the paradox of the human condition where we are all defined by the people that surround us.
I had never heard of this movie until I saw it at amazon, and it starred Donald Pleasence and Lionel Stander. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John
Nice Criterion dvd of this film. I only wish there were more extras on here. Overall the sound and picture are good, but then again it's black and white so it's hard to make a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by pianoguy87
Released in 1966 right after Repulsion, Cul-de-sac is Roman Polanski's third feature film and one of his favorites according to his autobiography. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Film Buff
will try viewing again, just to be fair. what I dislike is writer had no sense of structure or what I need as an audience. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Stacy Hackney (formerly customerS)
Pleasance is great in one of his early roles along with Catherine Denurve's sister (who was supposedly going to be a big star, but left us early). :( (the Polanski curse) :oPublished 15 months ago by Sjur03
Too slow and boring! I think the cast and crew had a great time at our expense!
Very dated and boring
Criterion quality on image and sound. Pity the film does not have the substance to justify this production. Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by L. J. Gray
The quality of this blu-ray is outstanding as you would expect from Criterion. Good extras too. This is one of Polanski's best films in my opinion, a real gem and it looks... Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by Robert