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Digital Release: Under the Skin

July 29, 2014

Under the Skin Poster

After premiering at TIFF last year and just finishing a successful run in theatres, Mongrel Media is releasing Under the Skin on all home entertainment platforms today, including iTunes.  Directed by Jonathan Glazer, the film follows an alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) who stalks men on the streets of Scotland, picking them up in her white van and bringing them back to a house where they are undressed and dissolved into black liquid.

Filmed mostly incognito on the streets of Glasgow, with locals often playing the supporting roles, this is a disturbing journey of sexual discovery, and one that won’t be for everyone.  But with long stretches free of dialogue, Under the Skin is also one of the boldest and most unique works of science fiction in recent memory.  This is an evocative and haunting mix of beautifully stylistic visuals and hypnotizingly ambient sounds, with a masterful performance from Scarlett Johansson that is simply mesmerizing to watch.

Under the Skin is 108 minutes and rated 14A.

-John Corrado

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