This classic exploitation film was the birth of auteur cinema in Holland, and inspired legendary filmmakers such as Paul Verhoeven to make their start in the industry. Originally distributed in over 100 countries, the film remained unreleased in the U. S. (and France) until now. Perhaps most notably, the film was co-written by a young Martin Scorsese, who shot the legendary erotic dream sequence for his first feature WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR (1968) in Amsterdam, that same year. Additionally, the film also stars legendary Dutch filmmaker Fons Rademakers (MIRA, THE ASSAULT), is edited by Henry Rust (CHILDREN OF PARADISE) and scored by Hitchcock composer Bernard Herrmann (TAXI DRIVER, SISTERS). OBSESSIONS is a curious cultural hybrid where late-1960s Dutch exploitation and classic Hollywood Hitchcock collide in a provocative and revolutionary fashion. Hitchcock, Scorsese & Sex. Made in Holland.
New HD Transfer (from original 35mm film)
Introduction by director Pim de La Parra (HD, 2017)
Introduction by actor/producer Dieter Geissler (HD, 2016)
Interview with Pim de La Parra (HD, 2017)
Interview with Dieter Geissler (HD, 2016)
Interview with Martin Scorsese (Volkskrant, 2017)
Scorpio Films (Excerpt from Parradox documentary, HD 2010)
Original Dutch Theatrical Trailer (HD)
Script notes by Martin Scorsese
Obsessions photo video gallery
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