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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'The Skin I Live In'

The Skin I Live In — Blu-ray (R)

Movie: 3 1/2 out of 4 stars

Disc: 3 1/2 out of 4 stars

Although not even nominated, Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In" should have won this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Using "Frankenstein" as his initial palate, Almodovar mixes in some Hitchcock, a little Kubrick and a lot of his own color-saturated back catalogue and comes up with a brilliant, yet squirm-inducing mystery thriller that messes with one's mind on every level. Everyone in the sparse cast shines, but none more so than Antonio Banderas as a renowned plastic surgeon with a God complex who in every possible way oversteps his bounds.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/1.85:1), audio: Spanish and French (5.1 DTS-HD MA), subtitles: English and French.

Special features include:

-- Feature-length "An Evening with Almodovar" Q&A

-- Additional DVD disc

-- Making-of featurette

-- BD Live

-- Red Carpet premier footage(Sony, $45.99)