Safe: The Criterion Collection

Safe: The Criterion Collection



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Julianne Moore gave a breakthrough performance as Carol White, a Los Angeles housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After doctors give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A profoundly unsettling work from great American director Todd Haynes, Safe functions on multiple levels: as a prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement and as a horror film about the potential threats we cannot see.

Reasons to Buy

  1. Julianne Moore delivers one of the best performances of her career (and maybe one of the best film performances ever).
  2. This revelatory drama was named the best film of the 1990s in a Village Voice poll of more than fifty well-respected critics.
  3. Long out of print, copies of Safe have been hard to come by - selling for outrageously high prices online. This gorgeous new version comes digitally remastered from the Criterion Collection, packed with special features (including an extremely rare 1978 short film by Todd Haynes).

DVD Features

New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Todd Haynes, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Audio commentary featuring Haynes, actor Julianne Moore, and producer Christine Vachon
New conversation between Haynes and Moore
"The Suicide," a 1978 short film by Haynes
New interview with Vachon
PLUS: An essay by critic Dennis Lim


  • Director: Todd Haynes
  • Writer: Todd Haynes
  • Length: 1 hrs. 59 mins.
  • Rating: R
  • Released: Dec 09 2014
  • Production Year: 1995
  • TLA SKU: 1717945
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • UPC Code: 715515133111
  • Catalog #: DV11631204


2 Reviews for Safe: The Criterion Collection

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Review by Robert O'Neill

By: Robert O'Neill
In-House Review - Sep 16 2014
Restrained but emotionally involving, this harrowing tale of a woman who becomes physically allergic to the environment doubles as an AIDS allegory. This indie classic from Todd Haynes was greatly misunderstood at the time of its release but has gone... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
"Safe" has long been out of print and therefore difficult to see but now we get a beautifully remastered edition from Criterion and aside from the film itself, there are many extra features (including an extremely rare 1978 short film by Todd Haynes.... Read More

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