Last Embrace

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This special limited edition J-card MediaBook slipcase (designed by Vlad Rodriguez) is limited to 6,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Taking its name from the Lumière Brothers invention of the same name, Cinématographe is a new sub-label from Vinegar Syndrome that seeks to fill gaps in the canon of American cinema. Offering a mix of auteur driven studio films produced during the New Hollywood era of the late 1960s and 70s all the way through the indie boom of the 1980s and 90s, Cinématographe will explore the wide breadth of American moviemaking, spanning numerous genres and scales of production. Curated and produced by Vinegar Syndrome's Justin LaLiberty, each limited edition release will be housed in a specially designed, cloth-bound, media book with embossed foil titles and custom molded disc trays accompanied by a slipcase featuring newly commissioned art and an individually numbered J-card.

Harry Hannan (Roy Scheider, The French Connection) is a United States government agent newly released from a long stay at an asylum following the murder of his wife during a botched mission in Mexico. Upon returning to government work, Hannan becomes increasingly paranoid, constantly questioning his sanity and who he can trust in the wake of receiving mysterious threats written in Hebrew. Hannan, along with Princeton doctoral student Ellie Fabian (Janet Margolin, David and Lisa), must unravel an arcane mystery that follows them from the streets of New York City to the rushing waters of Niagara Falls, before time runs out.

Based on the novel The 13th Man by Murray Teigh and adapted for the screen by David Shaber (The Warriors), LAST EMBRACE is an often overlooked entry in the career of Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), deftly weaving conventions of classic espionage with elements of the budding erotic thriller genre that would become pervasive in the following decade. Featuring striking cinematography by consistent Demme collaborator Tak Fujimoto (Something Wild, Philadelphia), a rousing score by film noir veteran Miklós Rózsa (Double Indemnity, The Asphalt Jungle) and a supporting cast that includes Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter), John Glover (Melvin and Howard), Charles Napier (Miami Blues) and a brief, but memorable, Joe Spinell (Rocky). Cinématographe is proud to bring LAST EMBRACE to 4K UHD for the first time in the world, in a new restoration from its original camera negative.

directed by: Jonathan Demme
starring: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover, Christopher Walken, Charles Napier, Sam Levene, Joe Spinell
1979 / 102 min / 1.85:1 / English DTS-HD MA 1.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free UHD / Region A Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary with film historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell 
  • The Labyrinth of Last Embrace - a new video essay by Samm Deighan 
  • Archival interview with producer Michael Taylor 
  • Theatrical trailer 
  • New written essays by film critic Jim Hemphill, culture critic Jeva Lange, and Cinématographe's Justin LaLiberty
  • English SDH subtitles