Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Film Still

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Pedro Almodóvar

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

19 Aug 2014

Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

3 Discs

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  • Spain
  • 1990
  • 102 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Spanish
  • Spine #722

Pedro Almodóvar’s colorful and controversial tribute to the pleasures and perils of Stockholm syndrome, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is a rambunctious dark comedy starring Antonio Banderas as an unbalanced but alluring ex-mental-patient and Victoria Abril as the B-movie and former porn star he takes prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodóvar’s international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world’s most beloved and provocative auteurs, radiantly shot by the director’s great cinematographer, José Luis Alcaine.


MarinaVictoria Abril
RickiAntonio Banderas
Máximo EspejoFrancisco Rabal
LolaLoles Léon
AlmaJulieta Serrano
BertaMaría Barranco
Motorcycle girlRossy de Palma
Director of psychiatric hospitalLola Cardona
MotherFrancisca Caballero


DirectorPedro Almodóvar
WriterPedro Almodóvar
Executive producerAgustín Almodóvar
Director of productionEsther García
Original scoreEnnio Morricone
Director of photographyJosé Luis Alcaine
EditorJosé Salcedo
SoundGoldstein & Steinberg and S.A.
Costume designJosé María de Cossío

Disc Features


  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Pedro Almodóvar and executive producer Agustín Almodóvar, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Pedro Almodóvar; Agustín Almodóvar; actors Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, Loles León, and Rossy de Palma; production manager Esther García; and cinematographer José Luis Alcaine
  • New interview with Almodóvar collaborator and Sony Pictures Classics copresident Michael Barker
  • Conversation from 2003 between Pedro Almodóvar and Banderas
  • Footage from the film’s 1990 premiere party in Madrid
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a 1990 piece about the film by Pedro Almodóvar, a conversation between critic Kent Jones and filmmaker Wes Anderson, and
    an interview with Almodóvar from 1989

    New cover by Malika Favre

Other Editions

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Criterion DVD)

19 Aug 2014


2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96

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