Pedro AlmodÃ³var's colorful and controversial tribute to the pleasures and perils of Stockholm syndrome, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is a rambunctious dark comedy starring Antonio Banderas as an unbalanced but alluring ex-mental-patient and Victoria Abril as the B-movie and former porn star he takes prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodo?var's international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world's most beloved and provocative auteurs, radiantly shot by the director's great cinematographer, Jose? Luis Alcaine.
New documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Pedro Almodo?var; Agusti?n Almodo?var; actors Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, Loles Leo?n, and Rossy de Palma; production manager Esther Garci?a; and cinematographer Jose? Luis Alcaine
New interview with Almodo?var collaborator and Sony Pictures Classics copresident Michael Barker
Conversation from 2003 between Pedro Almodo?var and Banderas
Footage from the film's 1990 premiere party in Madrid