Safe

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.

Film Info

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

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • 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

    New cover by Jason Hardy

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Special Features

  • 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

    New cover by Jason Hardy
Safe
Cast
Julianne Moore
Carol White
Peter Friedman
Peter Dunning
Xander Berkeley
Greg White
Susan Norman
Linda
Kate McGregor Stewart
Claire Fitzpatrick
Mary Carver
Nell
Steven Gilborn
Dr. Hubbard
April Grace
Susan
Peter Crombie
Dr. Reynolds
Ronnie Farer
Barbara
Jodie Markell
Anita
Lorna Scott
Marilyn
James LeGros
Chris
Credits
Director
Todd Haynes
Written by
Todd Haynes
Producers
Christine Vachon
Producers
Lauren Zalaznick
Executive producers
James Schamus
Executive producers
Lindsay Law
Executive producers
Ted Hope
Director of photography
Alex Nepomniaschy
Editor
James Lyons
Music composer and performer
Ed Tomney
Production design
David Bomba
Costume design
Nancy Steiner
Casting
Jakki Fink
Music supervision
Carol Sue Baker
Music supervision
William Ewart

From The Current

Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes on Safe
Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes on Safe
Earlier this year, actor Julianne Moore and director Todd Haynes sat down to have an in-depth conversation for a supplement on our new release of their brilliant 1995 film Safe. Here is moment from their chat that is appearing only on our website—…
Safe: Nowhere to Hide
Safe: Nowhere to Hide

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

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