The 1979 queer cult classic Arrebato (Rapture) is getting a brand-new restoration in 4K
“AN ABSOLUTE MODERN CLASSIC” – Pedro Almodovar
“A MASTERPIECE” – Screen Slate
“INTOXICATING” – Off Screen
“A GENUINE CULT TITLE” – Time Out
Arrebato (a.k.a. Rapture) is a dimension-shattering blend of drugs, sex and Super-8 – and the final word on cinemania!
Made in 1979, this towering feat of “not-for-the-squeamish” counterculture was the final feature of cult filmmaker and movie poster designer Iván Zulueta. It is a film that defies genre and just so happens to be Pedro Almodóvar’‘s favorite horror film!
The film follows horror movie director José (Eusebio Poncela), a troubled man adrift in a sea of doubt and drugs. As his belated second feature nears completion, his reclusive bubble is popped by two events: the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend and a mysterious package from past acquaintance named Pedro (Will More) – containing a reel of Super-8 film, an audiotape and a door key.
From there, the boundaries of time, space and sexuality are erased as José is once more sucked into Pedro’s sinister orbit. Together, they attempt the ultimate hallucinogenic catharsis through a moebius strip of filming and being filmed.
Watch the new trailer for Arrebato below and click here to pre-order your copy. This new 4K restoration from Altered Innocence will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting January 25th.
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