Sunday, March 7, 2021

Nouchka van Brakel’s THE DEBUT (1977) premieres on Blu-ray & DVD April 13th from Cult Epics!

Cult Epics have announced that they will be releasing Nouchka van Brakel's Dutch Lolita film THE DEBUT (1977) starring Marina de Graaf and Gerard Cox for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in the US. This title is part of a Trilogy of three films Cult Epics will be releasing of Nouchka van Brakel, the first being this months A WOMAN LIKE EVE (arriving March 23) and Dutch film masterpiece THE COOL LAKES OF DEATH in May.

THE DEBUT (1977) 
Label: Cult Epics
Release Date: April 13th, 2021
Region: Region-Free
Rating: Unrated 
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 Minutes
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (1.66:1)
Audio: Dutch LPCM 2.0 Mono/DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono (Blu-ray), Dolby Digital 2.0 (DVD)
Director: Nouchka van Brakel
Cast: Marina de Graaf, Gerard Cox, Pleuni Touw, Kitty Courbois

The forbidden-love story The Debut (1977) was the first full-length feature from pioneering filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel. Following the theme of Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita (1962) and Michael Powell’s Age of Consent (1969) – only this time time told from a female perspective – van Brakel’s The Debut (1977) tells the delicate story off the impossible love between a teenage girl and a middle-aged married man. Based on the controversial novel by Hester Albach, The Debut is a subversive comedy drama and the first commercially successful Dutch theatrical film directed by a woman.

Cult Epics presents Nouchka van Brakel’s The Debut for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in a new High-definition transfer.

Special Features: 
- New HD Transfer (from original 35mm print)
- Original LPCM 2.0 Mono track
- New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono track (Blu-ray)
- New Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono track (DVD)
- Polygoon Journal Newsreel (1977, HD)
- Poster & Photo Gallery
- Theatrical Trailers
- Ltd. Edition Packaging featuring Original & Newly Designed Art (Blu-ray)

Website Exclusive! Repro Promo brochure available for first 100 pre-orders of THE DEBUT Blu-ray or DVD at


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