Horror-Arrow-UK Fear Eats the Soul (Blu-ray) (Arrow Academy)


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Release Date: 28th March 2016
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Price: £13.99

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In March 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder released what would become arguably his most loved work. Fresh from the Cannes Film Festival, where it had earned its director two prizes, Fear Eats the Soul would soon delight audiences the world over with its tale of romance and racial prejudice in present-day Munich.

Emmi (Brigitte Mira), a widowed cleaning lady in her sixties, meets Ali (El Hedi ben Salem), a Moroccan immigrant in his thirties. Seeking companionship, the pair marry to the outrage Emmi’s family (including Fassbinder himself as her aggressive son-in-law), her friends and her colleagues.

Paying homage to the classic melodramas of Douglas Sirk, in particular All That Heaven Allows, Fear Eats the Soul is a beautifully performed look at intolerance and hypocrisy, and a key film for both Fassbinder and the New German Cinema.


•Brand new 4K restoration from original camera negatives
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
•Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
•Optional English subtitles
•Audio commentary by critic and lecturer Mark Freeman
•My Name is Not Ali, Viola Shafik’s 2011 feature-length documentary on the life and death of El Hedi ben Salem, star of Fear Eats the Soul
•Newly-filmed interviews with director of photography Jürgen Jürges
•Theatrical trailer
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