Tuesday, May 25, 2021

NOUCHKA VAN BRAKEL TRILOGY The Debut / A Woman like Eve / The Cool Lakes of Death hits the streets as Blu-ray & DVD set June 29th, 2021


Label: Cult Epics
Release Date: June 29th, 2021
Duration: 323 Minutes
Rating: Unrated
Region Code: Region Free
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

Synopsis: Cult Epics presents the Nouchka van Brakel Trilogy; three subversive and controversial films dealing with strong female characters and their struggle with sexual identity in society.

The Debut (Het Debuut) tells the delicate story of the impossible love between a teenage schoolgirl (played by Marina de Graaf) and a middle-aged married man (Gerard Cox). Arthouse LGBT favorite A Woman like Eve (Een Vrouw als Eva) is a drama about a wife (Monique van de Ven) who leaves her husband (Peter Faber) for another woman (Maria Schneider), with the consequences of losing her children. The Cool Lakes of Death (Van de Koelen Meren des Doods) – one of the masterpieces of Dutch cinema – is a melodrama that tells the tragic story of a wealthy woman (RenĂ©e Soutendijk) whose repressed sexual desires lead to a life of mental illness, drug addiction, and prostitution on the streets of Paris during the 1880s. Both A Woman as Eve and The Cool Lakes of Death were the Dutch entries for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the Academy Awards.

Special Features:
- New HD Transfers and Restoration 
- Original LPCM 2.0 Mono track
- New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono track (Blu-ray)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono track (DVD)  
- Interview with Nouchka van Brakel (2020) HD
- Vintage Polygoon Journal Newsreels, HD
- Original Theatrical Trailers
- Poster & Photo galleries
- First pressing of Blu-ray/DVD includes 16-Page illustrated Nouchka van Brakel Trilogy booklet with liner notes by Nouchka van Brakel and Theo van de Sande