Dementia 11/03/20

BFI / The Cohen Collection
Region B Blu-ray + PAL DVD

This bizarre, creepy and maudit masterpiece of silent expressionist horror is an independent 1950s production that never had a chance commercially. Butchered by a second distributor, its ignominious fate was to wind up as a movie-within-a-movie footnote for Steve McQueen. Cohen/BFI’s ‘rescue’ remastering of John Parker’s picture does some things great — we never thought we’d see it look this good. But the overall package packs a big disappointment, as I’ll explain. On Region B Blu-ray + PAL DVD from The Cohen Collection / BFI.