Saturday, May 18, 2019

SUTURE (1993) Blu-ray review

Suture (1993) d. Scott McGehee / David Siegel (USA) (96 min)

The wealthy and self-assured Vincent (Michael Harris) meets his blue-collar half-brother Clay (Dennis Haysbert) at their father's funeral and is struck by their similarity. He decides to murder Clay and take his identity, only Clay survives the assassination attempt with no memory and is mistaken for Vincent. The fact that Vincent is white and Clay is black only complicates a film that probes deeply into the nature of identity.

Inspired by the paranoid visions of John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate and Seconds, the desert noir of Detour, and the black-and-white widescreen beauty of Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Face of Another and Woman of the Dunes, this feature debut from writers/directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee is a truly unique, challenging, and rewarding piece of cinema.

After viewing an early rough cut, Steven Soderbergh came on board as executive producer and enthusiastic patron. Suture went on to become a hit on the festival circuit, including Sundance where  Greg Gardiner deservedly won the award for Best Cinematography.


Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative

High Definition (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD Presentations

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Audio commentary with executive producer Steven Soderbergh and writer/directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee

All-new interviews with Siegel, McGehee, actors Dennis Haysbert, Mel Harris, and Sab Shimono, cinematographer Greg Gardiner, editor Lauren Zuckerman, and production designer Kelly McGehee (31 min)

Deleted scenes

Birds Past, Siegel & McGehee’s first short film, about two young San Franciscans who journey to Bodega Bay along the path set by Tippi Hedren in Hitchcock's classic, The Birds.

US theatrical trailer

European theatrical trailer

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm

Suture is available now on Blu-ray from Arrow Video and can be ordered HERE:


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