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Repulsion

(DVD - 2003 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Carol, who works in a beauty salon in London, is both repulsed and fascinated by men. She is unsure of how to handle their advances, which are numerous because she is gorgeous. Gripped by mental illness, she eventually imprisons herself in her apartment, where she suffers from sexual dreams. Her delirium leads to dire circumstances.
Title: Repulsion
[videorecording]
Publisher: Woodland Hills, CA : Entertainment Programs International, [2003]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965
Summary: Carol, who works in a beauty salon in London, is both repulsed and fascinated by men. She is unsure of how to handle their advances, which are numerous because she is gorgeous. Gripped by mental illness, she eventually imprisons herself in her apartment, where she suffers from sexual dreams. Her delirium leads to dire circumstances.
Additional Contributors: Furneaux, Yvonne - 1928-�, -
Wymark, Patrick - 1926-1970.�,
Fraser, John - 1931-�, -
Hendry, Ian - 1931-1984�,
Deneuve, Catherine - 1943-�, -
Brach, Gérard
Gutowski, Gene
Polanski, Roman.
Entertainment Programs International
ISBN: 9781604651768
Statement of Responsibility: produced by Gene Gutowski ; directed by Roman Polanski ; original screenplay by Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach
Credits: Director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; editor, Alastair McIntyre ; music, Chico Hamilton ; adaptation and additional dialogue, David Stone.
Performers: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Patrick Wymark, Yvonne Furneaux.
System Details: DVD
Subject Headings: DVD-Video discs Sexual fantasies Drama Beauty operators England London Drama Mentally ill women England London Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films-Great Britain
Feature films
Horror films
Topical Term: DVD-Video discs
Sexual fantasies
Beauty operators
Mentally ill women
Publisher No: 2119
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Jun 03, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

At first this movie bored bored BORED me to tears.... but once it starts it is amazing! To this day it's got moments that are downright terrifying... so stick with it.

Feb 23, 2014
  • NightGoat72 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Roman Polanski is actually my favorite director of all time, but this is one of maybe two or three films he's made that I dislike. Polanski himself calls it his "sloppiest," and says it's "technically well below the standard [he tries] to achieve," and I have to agree.

Jan 23, 2014
  • MrXander rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Maybe if I had gone into watching this expecting some silly camp romp - but, alas, I went into this waste of celluloid expecting (100% on Rotten Tomatoes) cinematic magic. Uninteresting characters, acting out high-school drama class depictions of neurosis and desire, in over-the top melodramatic, painfully predictable scenarios. It took real effort (with hopes of some kind of redeeming ending) to push on until the boring end.

Nov 21, 2012
  • rufus_red4 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Wow, this movie is dark and disturbing and not an easy watch, I did it in 3 viewings a little bit at a time. I wonder why anyone would want to tell this story but here it is. No one does psychological torture like Roman Polanski and for what it is, he creates a pressure cooker with a master's touch. This is a definite precursor to 'Rosemary's Baby' with the femme fatale theme. I can see elements that Darren Aronofsky may have borrowed for 'Black Swan'. Like Aronofsky, I wish Polanski had done more in the horror genre, maybe it's not to late?

Oct 31, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If nothing else, Repulsion certainly was a mighty bizarre, little tale about madness and murder._____ Released in 1965 and filmed in stark b&w, Repulsion starred the gorgeous, young beauty, Catherine Deneuve._____ At a very ripe 22, Deneuve convincingly played the character of Carol, a London manicurist and certified (blonde) space-cadet._____ In Repulsion director Roman Polanski skillfully stripped away, step-by-step, the apparent innocence of Carol's alluring and soft-spoken facade to reveal to us a human mind that was so deranged, deteriorated and disgusted by even the touch of a man that it plunged this frigid, iceberg of a woman into a world of mad, sexually-charged hallucinations of rape and the inexplicable envisioning of the apartment walls splitting open._____ And not even when the delusional Carol resorted to the horrid task of brutal, butchering murder could this long-repressed demon of man-hating and insanity (that lurked so undetected within) be exorcised._____ With a musical score containing strains straight out of "Psycho", Repulsion is certainly quite a grim, little shocker that's bound to leave the viewer feeling mighty uneasy about things long after the whole horror-show is all over.

Apr 29, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Unfortunately, this film fell flat for me from the beginning. I could not care for any of the characters, especially for Carol who I thought of as silly overall. I have not seen any other films done by Roman Polanski so I cannot say if slowness and boredom is the norm for his films, but I can certainly say that I was bored nearly to tears with this one.

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Oct 31, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Brutal scenes of murder.

Oct 31, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Hallucinations of being repeatedly raped.

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Oct 31, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Why are all men such pigs?"

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