WHAT?, the rarely seen film that Roman Polanski made between MACBETH and CHINATOWN, finally comes to Blu-ray on 4th July 2016, via Severin Films, with a new 2k scan of the feature plus a host of extras.
The director described it as “the ribald adventures of an innocent girl.” The critics called it “an amoral, depraved disaster.” More than three decades after its controversial release, it remains the most butchered, debated and least-seen film of the Oscar-winning director’s entire career.
The succulent Sydne Rome stars as an oft-naked American girl lost inside a Mediterranean villa inhabited by priests, pianists, perverts and a syphilitic pimp (a deliciously bizarre performance by Marcello Mastroianni) while indulging in madcap acts of gang bangs, sodomy and ping-pong. Hugh Griffith (Tom Jones), Romolo Valli (Boccaccio ’70) and Polanski himself co-star in this surreal and sexy comedy, now finally restored to its original running time from a vault print reportedly stolen from the wine cellar of producer Carlo Ponti!
Featurette: Sydne In Wonderland – Interview With Star Sydne Rome
Featurette: Memories Of A Young Pianist – Interview With Composer Claudio Gizzi
Featurette: A Surreal Pop Movie – Interview With Cinematographer Marcello Gatti