ART Garfunkel (Lost In Translation, As Good As It Gets) and Theresa Russell (The Believer, Kafka) bring a fearless intensity to their roles in this dark psycho-sexual drama from multi-award-winning director Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout, Don’t Look Now). Bad Timing (18) is released on Blu-ray on 26 January 2015, RRP £14.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
Vienna-based psychoanalyst Alex Linden is involved in a passionate affair with Milena Flaherty, a hedonistic, sexually impulsive and clearly troubled young woman. When Milena is brought into a hospital emergency room after apparently overdosing, detectives investigate the possibility of foul play on Alex’s part. As he recounts the events to the investigating officer, Alex is forced to confront his own motives and detectives must decide whether her condition is the result of a suicide attempt, or something more sinister.
Unflinchingly tracing the volatile relationship between two young Americans in late ’70s Vienna, Bad Timing proved highly controversial on its release in 1980, and remains one of Roeg’s most divisive films. It is presented here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.