Story of Sin

Out on:Dual Format 13th March 2017

The life of a beautiful, young and pious woman is thrown into chaos when her parents takes in a dashingly handsome lodger. Having embarked on a torrid affair, the lodger goes off to Rome to seek a divorce from his estranged wife.

Unable to live apart from her beloved, our hero leaves home only to fall prey to the infatuations and lusts of a band of noble admirers, unsavoury criminals and utopian do-gooders…

The only feature Walerian Borowczyk (The Beast, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne) made in his native Poland, Story of Sin transforms Stefan Zeromski’s classic melodrama into a deliriously surrealistic meditation on l’amour fou.


· 2K restoration from the original film negative

· High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

· New subtitle translation

· Audio commentary by Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger

· Introduction by poster designer Andrzej Klimowski

· The First Sinner, a new interview with Story of Sin lead actor Grażyna Długołęcka

· The Music Box, film critic and documentarian David Thompson on the use of classical music in Borowczyk’s films

· Stories of Sin, a video essay by Daniel Bird (Friends of Walerian Borowczyk) concerning the director’s obsessions

· New 2K restorations from the original negatives of Borowczyk’s ground-breaking Polish shorts: Once Upon a Time (co-directed by Jan Lenica), Dom (co-directed by Lenica) and The School, with optional audio commentaries by art historian Szymon Bojko (Once Upon a Time), composer Włodzimierz Kotońsk (Dom) and Daniel Bird (The School)

· Miscellaneous, a video essay on Borowczyk and Lenica’s contributions to newsreels and documentaries on art history

· Street Art, a short news reel documentary about poster art co-written by Borowczyk

· Tools of the Trade, an interview with Juliusz Zamecznik, son of photographer and graphic artist Wojciech Zamecznik

· Poster Girl, an interview with poster artist, illustrator and print maker Teresa Byszewska, who appears (briefly) in Dom

· Trailer

· Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Andrzej Klimowski

RRP: £24.95
Region: ABC / 0
Rating: 15
Duration: 130 mins
Language: Polish
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: 1.0 Mono
Discs: 2
UK Cat No: FCD1436
UK Barcode: 5027035016047

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk
Starring: Grazyna Dlugolecka, Jerzy Zelnik, Olgierd Lukaszewicz



Arrow Academy
Release date
13th March, 2017