The Servant 07/18/23

The Criterion Collection

Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter shake up the notion of English propriety, as butler Dirk Bogarde ‘invades and subverts’ the life of his employer James Fox, through subtle psychological manipulation and the seductive power of his supposed ‘sister,’ a very young Sarah Miles. Wendy Craig is the confused fiancĂ© in this serious, sinister and fascinating provocation, a prolonged class / sex power struggle. The extras include great star interviews plus a fine video essay by Imogen Sara Smith. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.