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The Little Death & Psychopathia Sexualis (DVD)

Directed by : Bret Wood
Crew : Linda Burns , Sauer, Rodney , Paul Mercer , Alexandra West , Chris Tsambis , Bret Wood , Chris Tsambis
Available Date : 02/21/2012
Release Year : 2006
Running Time : 98
UPC : 738329089122
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Subject : German Cinema & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Film and Media Studies - Cult, Film and Media Studies - American Indie
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The Little Death (Unrated Director's Cut)

An erotic thriller from the director of Psychopathia Sexualis, THE LITTLE DEATH offers a peek into the seedy boudoirs of a Victorian-era brothel, where a strong-willed reformer (Courtney Patterson) and a corrupter of innocence battle over the fate of a young woman (Christie Vozniak) who seems to be held there in sexual captivity. While the owner attempts to mesmerize and seduce the would-be rescuer, a meek student (Clifton Guterman) wanders into the house and becomes a tragic pawn in the psychological game of cat-and-mouse that is rapidly unfolding.

Based on the play Death and Devil by Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening), integrated with Anton Chekhov’s short story “A Nervous Breakdown,” THE LITTLE DEATH provides a thoughtful examination of the immorality of prostitution—but then savagely dashes all preconceived notions of “good vs. evil” in a climax that is as violent as it is unexpected.

Psychopathia Sexualis (Unrated Director's Cut)

Described as "kinky material trapped in a cage of Victorian propriety" (The New York Times), Psychopathia Sexualis is a dreamlike depiction of turn-of-the-century sexual deviance, from the pages of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's notorious medical text. As he interweaves fables of sexual repression, vampirism, hypnosis, sado-masochism and lesbianism, writer/director Bret Wood (Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films) creates a haunted vision of an era when medical science endeavored to label, cure or eliminate anyone who refused to conform to its idea of sexual "normalcy."

WARNING: Contains scenes of nudity and graphic violence.
(Also available in Director's Approved R-Rated version)

U.S. 2006 Color 98 Min. 1.85:1 (16x9) Not Rated

an Illustrated Films production
based upon PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS and TEXT-BOOK OF INSANITY by Richard von Krafft-Ebing
Jane Bass Bryan Davis Veronika Duerr Sandra L. Hughes Ted Manson Daniel May Rob Nixon Daniel Pettrow Lisa Paulsen Rachel Sorsa
director of photography David Bruckner
music Paul Mercer
sound design Bruce Bennett
editors Craig Tollis and Bret Wood produced by Tracy Martin
written and directed by Bret Wood

Product Extras :

This specially priced 2-disc set contains the Unrated Director's Cuts of THE LITTLE DEATH and PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS.

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The Little Death (Unrated Director's Cut)

  • Bret Wood - Director
  • Bret Wood - Writer
  • Courtney Patterson - Actor
  • J.C. Long - Actor
  • Jill Perry - Actor
  • Christie Vozniak - Actor
  • Sarah Falls - Actor
  • Gayle Rej - Actor
  • Clifton Guterman - Actor
  • Jerilynn Bedingfield - Actor
  • Daniel May - Actor
  • Joe Sykes - Actor
  • Linda Burns - Producer
  • Sauer, Rodney - Composer
  • Paul Mercer - Composer
  • Alexandra West - Art Director
  • Chris Tsambis - Cinematographer
  • Bret Wood - Executive Producer
  • Chris Tsambis - Executive Producer

Psychopathia Sexualis (Unrated Director's Cut)

  • Bret Wood - Director
  • Zoe Cooper - Actor
  • David Weber - Actor
  • Kristi Casey - Actor


“UTTERLY ENCHANTING...Lushly shot and impeccably acted, ‘The Little Death’ surprises you with its literate approach to the controversial subject of sex for sale.” - Daily Film Fix

"An impressively tense recreation of a notorious work." - NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"WOOD HAS A STRONG VISUAL STYLE... Like a talkie color version of something by Lang or Murnau." - Michael Wilmington, CHICAGO TRIBUNE


Director's Choice for Best Feature Film Boston Underground Film Festival
Official Selection Atlanta Film Festival

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