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  Dementia on Blu-ray and DVD
  A dream of a nightmare
  Blu-ray/DVD release on 19 October 2020 with simultaneous release on iTunes and Amazon Prime.

A woman's nightmare of murder, maiming and mistrust proves to be more than a mere dream, in John Parker's influential 1953 horror film DEMENTIA.

Foreshadowing the likes of Roman Polanski's Repulsion (1965), the film comes to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK, released in a Dual Format Edition by the BFI on 19 October 2020, just ahead of Halloween. An extensive package of extras includes a newly recorded commentary, and an alternative cut of the film, retitled Daughter of Horror (1957) which has added narration by actor Ed McMahon.

Stripped of dialogue and using only sound effects and an unnerving score by George Anthiel (Ballet Mécanique), in DEMENTIA John Parker combines horror, film noir and expressionist methods to depict a mind descending into madness. Shocking audiences upon its original release, the film was initially banned by the New York State Film Board, who deemed it 'inhuman, indecent, and the quintessence of gruesomeness'.
  Graeme Clark [16 Sep 2020 at 15:48]
     

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