Today: February 25, 2024

High Tension Unboxing

Alexandre Aja’s controversial slasher High Tension – initially released in the UK as Switchblade Romance – is not for the faint of heart. That statement goes double for Second Sight Films’ new 4K UHD release, bringing the grisly violence to life like never before with HDR10+ approved by Aja. This is a truly harrowing film, but one that has earned its cult reputation as an essential title in not just the New French Extremity movement but also the slasher genre as a whole. This stunning release houses the stunning new transfer along with artcards and a packed booklet. It’s another winner from Second Sight, and one that comes highly recommended to those with a strong stomach!

Synopsis

A weekend away becomes a living nightmare for two best friends when a deranged killer breaks into the home, slaughters family members, and takes one of the friends hostage. A white-knuckle pursuit to find their friend before they become his next victim ensues.

Special Features 

  • Dual format edition including both UHD and Blu-ray with main feature and bonus features on both discs
  • UHD presented in HDR10+ created by Second Sight Films and approved by Director Alexandre Aja
  • New audio commentary by Dr Lindsay Hallam
  • An Experiment in Suspense: a new interview with Alexandre Aja
  • The Man in the Shadows: a new interview with Writer Grégory Levasseur
  • The Darker the Better: an interview with Cinematographer Maxime Alexandre
  • The Great French Massacre: an interview with Special Effects Artist Giannetto De Rossi
  • Only the Brave: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on High Tension
  • Archive ‘Making of’ featurette
  • Archive Interview with Cécile De France
  • Archive Interview with Maïwenn
  • Archive Interview with Philippe Nahon

Limited Edition Contents

  • Rigid slipcase with new artwork by James Neal
  • 70-page book with new essays by ​​Anna Bogutskaya, Prince Jackson, Stacie Ponder and Zoë Rose Smith
  • 6 collectors’ art cards

HIGH TENSION: LIMITED EDITION is available from Second Sight Films here

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