The Ape Woman Blu-Ray

The Ape Woman Blu-Ray
The Ape Woman is inspired by a true story of the cruel exploitation of a young carnival performer, Julia Pastrana, whose body was completely covered in hair.
She is brought to life here by an extraordinary Annie Girardot - France’s highest-paid actress at the time - in a natural measured and elegant performance from which emanates the ambiguous emotion of being alluring yet devastatingly poignant as “the ape woman”.

An unscrupulous hustler (the magnificent Ugo Tognazzi) discovers the young woman in a convent and marries her in order to get her on the freak show circuit and to cash in on the distinctive appearance of her body and face fully covered in hairs.

For this world 1st ever Blu-ray release, CultFilms is showing all versions of the film recently restored in 4K for the Venice Film Festival finally doing justice to the previously condemned film.

First is Ferreri’s own original edit now shown complete and uncut. And second, the Producer’s longer, upbeat ending version which garnered a Palme D’or nomination at the 1964 Cannes Films Festival.

Notable: Italian audio with new revised Eng Subtitles + SDH subtitles for Hard of Hearing

EXTRAS:
• An exclusive 90-minute documentary on Marco Ferreri with Gerard Depardieu, Philippe Noiret, Christophe Lambert, Ornella Muti etc.
Specifications
BBFC15
CastUgo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot
DirectorMarco Ferreri
Discs1
FormatBlu-ray
LanguageItalian
RegionBlu-Ray A
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionBlu-Ray C
Released2021-10-11
Run Time98
SubtitleEnglish
Year1964

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Tags: 1960s, True Story, Italian