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Vengeance Is Mine

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This listing is for the standard edition Blu-ray. The limited edition slipcover (designed by Brandon Schaefer) was limited to 1,000 units and is sold out. The two versions are identical, aside from the slipcover.

The Film Desk is a theatrical and disc distributor founded in 2007 by Jake Perlin, dedicated to releasing masterpieces of international cinema, with a focus on titles never before released in the United States, or long out of circulation, primarily in new 35mm prints.  

Returning to her East Coast childhood home to heal old familial wounds, Jo (Brooke Adams, Days Of Heaven, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers), finds her adoptive mother withdrawn and distant, and a half-sister who has successfully escaped the cold clutches of their family. Impulsively, Jo enters into the troubled life of the neighbors, befriending a couple whose marriage is collapsing under the weight of alcoholism and mental illness.

A melodrama without the traditional indicators, Vengeance Is Mine (originally titled Haunted), is a considerably more pointed continuation of Roemer’s previous insights on fraught relationships. Though completely different in tone than Nothing But A Man and The Plot Against Harry, Vengeance Is Mine forms a trinity of utterly original works confronting the inevitable complications within the American family.

directed by: Michael Roemer
starring: Brooke Adams, Trish Van Devere, Ari Meyers, Jon DeVries
1984 / 118 min / 1.66:1 / English DTS-HD MA 1.0

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
  • Q&A with Michael Roemer and Brooke Adams, moderated by Bilge Ebiri
  • Interview with Michael Roemer by A.S. Hamrah
  • Essay on Brooke Adams by Madelyn Sutton
  • New trailer by Zach Clark
  • English SDH subtitles