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Safe

Todd Haynes

 
Safe (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • United States
  • 1995
  • 119 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #739

Julianne Moore gives a breakthrough performance as Carol White, a Los Angeles housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After the doctors she sees can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A profoundly unsettling work from the great American director Todd Haynes, Safe functions on multiple levels: as a prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what you cannot see. This revelatory drama was named the best film of the 1990s in a Village Voice poll of more than fifty critics.

Cast

Credits

DirectorTodd Haynes
Written byTodd Haynes
ProducersChristine Vachon and Lauren Zalaznick
Executive producersJames Schamus, Lindsay Law and Ted Hope
Director of photographyAlex Nepomniaschy
EditorJames Lyons
Music composer and performerEd Tomney
Production designDavid Bomba
Costume designNancy Steiner
CastingJakki Fink
Music supervisionCarol Sue Baker and William Ewart

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Todd Haynes, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Haynes, actor Julianne Moore, and producer Christine Vachon
  • New conversation between Haynes and Moore
  • The Suicide, a 1978 short film by Haynes
  • New interview with Vachon
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Dennis Lim

Film Essays

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Safe: Nowhere to Hide

By Dennis Lim December 09, 2007

Social satire, women’s melodrama, queer metaphor, or horror movie? Todd Haynes’s elusive masterpiece is all of these and none of them. Read more »

Big Screen

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Repertory Pick: Safe in Manhattan

June 15, 2017

Every day this weekend, on New York City’s Lower East Side, the Metrograph will give moviegoers the chance to see Todd Haynes’s 1995 film Safe in a 35 mm print. An elliptical drama suffused with . . . Read more »


Interviews


Three Reasons


Film Essays

28548_073_t_thumbnail

Safe: Nowhere to Hide

By Dennis Lim December 09, 2007

Social satire, women’s melodrama, queer metaphor, or horror movie? Todd Haynes’s elusive masterpiece is all of these and none of them. Read more »

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