This exhilarating French-Belgian debut from writer/director Julia Ducournau is a feast for ravenous cinephiles… blends Cronenbergian body horror with humour and heartbreak as it sinks its teeth deep into the sins of the flesh’
Mark Kermode, The Observer
‘A clever feminist parable – and a contender for best horror movie of the decade. A near-perfect movie… You never get the sense that you’re not watching a master at work, regardless of how scant Ducournau’s filmography is. She is the real thing’
‘Shocking but not sensationalist, this is a strong cannibal movie worth chewing over’
Get ready for a second helping of Raw, as the deliciously dark tale of a strict vegetarian who discovers a taste for human flesh after heading to a brutal veterinary college where initiation ceremonies are the norm, gets a Standard Edition Blu-ray release thanks to Second Sight Films. This horror hit will be dished up on 8 August 2022.
BAFTA nominated and Palme d’Or winner Julia Ducournau’s (Titane) shocking feature film debut was acclaimed by critics after a barnstorming debut at Toronto International Film Festival, where paramedics had to be called after audience members fainted at the film’s premiere. Now, after wowing audiences on its initial release and its hugely successful Limited Edition, Second Sight has once again pulled the Raw ingredients together for the brilliant Raw Standard Edition release, that has a full menu of extras.
Shy student Justine (Garance Marillier – Warning, Titane), heads to a veterinary school and is subjected a tough series of hazing rituals from fellow students. And it’s even tougher for vegetarian Justine as she is covered in blood and forced to eat raw meat. But after tasting the flesh, Justine finds herself craving even more meat – and it doesn’t matter if it’s animal or human as her uncontrollable desires lead to a horrific outcome.
Second Sight has produced a sumptuous buffet for your delectation, with features including interviews with star Garance Marilier and producer Jean des Forets, commentary from critic Alexandra West, as well as interviews and commentaries from Julia Ducournau and plenty more, this is a dish that tastes as good as it looks.