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Cul-de-sac / Compton-Tekli Film Productions Ltd. ; Michael Klinger and Tony Tenser present ; original screenplay, Roman Polanski and Gérard Brach ; produced by Gene Gutowski ; directed by Roman Polanski.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Beaufort County Library System.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch FIC CUL (Text) 0530009489150 Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604654509
  • ISBN: 1604654503
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
  • Edition: Widescreen, Director approved special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
Specifal features: 'Two gangsters and an island': documentary; television interview with Polanski from 1967; theatrical trailers; booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Thompson.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music composed and conducted by Komeda ; director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ;
Participant or Performer Note:
Donald Pleasence, Francoise Dorleac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran, William Franklyn, Robert Dorning, Marie Kean, Geoffrey Sumner, Renee Houson, Iain Quarrier, Jackie Bisset, Trevor Delaney.
Summary, etc.:
A withdrawn couple's isolated house is infiltrated by a rude, burly American gangster on the run. The three engage in role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliations. An evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) enhanced for 16:9 TVS, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Spouses > England > Holy Island (Island) > Drama.
Fugitives from justice > England > Holy Island (Island) > Drama.
Award Winners.
Genre: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films > Great Britain.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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