Christmas Gift Guide: Almodovar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN DVD/Blu-Ray Details (R2/UK)

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4 weeks to go until Christmas and it’s time to think about what you would like Santa to bring you on the big day. Hopefully over the next few weeks we’ll bring you some suggestions of films possibly related goodies to get for that cinephile in your family or simply to treat yourselves as we know as the shops get busier the stress level raises!

Our first suggestion may not come out just in time for christmas day, however if you get some nice gift vouchers on December 26th THE SKIN I LIVE IN (La piel que habito)from Spain most icon film maker Pedro Almodóvar will be released in UK&Ireland. The film marked the welcomed return to Spanish cinema as well as first time in 20 years Antonio Banderas reuniting with Almodovar probably marking his best ever performance in a long time .

The Skin I Live In is a dark twisted tale mixing style with humour, humour with horror creating one of the best horror thrillers in a very a long time and a ideal present for the film fanatic within your family or friends!

read our review here 

“A ravishing must see-movie – with a must-keep-secret twist”
Daily Telegraph

“Kept me gripped from first to last”
The Guardian

Academy Award® winning director Pedro Almodóvar (Talk To Her; Volver) returns with a horrifying yet captivating high-class thriller The Skin I Live In.

Reuniting Almodóvar with previous collaborators; Golden Globe® nominee Antonio Banderas, the beautiful Elena Anaya and Spanish legend Marisa Paredes, The Skin I Live In is released for the small screen on Blu-ray and DVD on 26 December 2011 from Pathé Productions Ltd.

Based on the bestselling book Tarantula, The Skin I Live In tells the unsettling tale of Dr. Robert Ledgard (Banderas; Once Upon a Time in Mexico), a brilliant but slightly unhinged plastic surgeon who, after his wife is burned in a car crash, becomes obsessed with creating a new type of skin that could have saved her.

In addition to genius, Robert needs three critical elements for his invention to succeed: a lack of scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig.

Scruples were never a problem. Marilia (Paredes; All About My Mother), is his most faithful accomplice and as his guinea pig, he has found Vera (Anaya; Talk To Her, Sex and Lucia)…

The Skin I Live In was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and is tipped for numerous awards in 2012. Step into Dr Ledgard’s laboratory if you dare when The Skin I Live In released on Blu-ray and DVD this Boxing Day.

Special Features (BD & DVD):
Behind-the-scenes featurettes (15 mins)