Story of Sin (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

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 Gra yna D ugo cka
  • 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 W odzimierz Koto sk (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