The 1997 feature Bent, featuring Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, and Ian McKellen, hits Blu-ray and DVD on January 8. The feature, which is based on Martin Sherman’s award winning play, has been digitally restored.
The Holocaust drama centers on Max (Clive Owen), a homosexual who is captured along with his partner Rudy (Brian Webber) and placed on a train to Dachau. After Rudy perishes, Max continues to find the will to survive thanks to a fellow prisoner named Horst (Lothaire Bluteau). The all-star cast includes Mick Jagger, Ian McKellen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Paul Bettany, Rachel Weisz, and Jude Law. The picture, directed by Sean Mathias, also received the Award of the Youth award at Cannes Critics’ Week. After his role in Bent, Clive Owen’s career took off with the 1998 thriller Croupier.
Special features include cast and crew interviews, the Mick Jagger music video “Streets of Berlin,” behind the scenes footage, and a new essay by Steven Alan Carr.
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