Indicator announce four new Blu-ray releases for January 2020

Indicator announce four new Blu-ray releases for January 2020

Orphans (1998)
Dir: Peter Mullan | Cast: Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Rosemarie Stevenson, Stephen McCole | Writer: Peter Mullan

Night Tide (1961)
Dir: Curtis Harrington | Cast: Dennis Hopper, Gavin Muir, Linda Lawson, Luana Anders | Writers: Curtis Harrington (screenplay), Curtis Harrington (short story)

Winter Kills (1979)
Dir: William Richert | Cast: Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Jeff Bridges, John Huston | Writers: Richard Condon (book), William Richert (written for the screen)

Resurrected (1989)
Dir: Paul Greengrass | Cast: David Thewlis, Rita Tushingham, Rudi Davies, Tom Bell | Writer: Martin Allen

Indicator have announced their first releases of 2020. All will be released on 27th January...

Night Tide

Curtis Harrington’s acclaimed Night Tide (1961), starring Dennis Hopper in his first lead role, receives its UK Blu-ray premiere. Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a new 4K restoration, this individually numbered, limited-edition set contains an exclusive bonus Blu-ray disc containing Harrington’s short films, plus an 80-page book and a set of facsimile lobby cards. 

Features:

Disc One

  • New 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Curtis Harrington and actor Dennis Hopper (1998)
  • Audio commentary with writer and film programmer Tony Rayns (2020)
  • Harrington on Harrington (2018, 25 mins): wide-ranging archival interview with the filmmaker
  • Sinister Image: Curtis Harrington (1987, 57 mins): two episodes from David Del Valle’s series devoted to cult cinematic figures in conversation, featuring a career-spanning interview with the director
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Disc Two

  • High Definition remasters
  • Original mono audio
  • Eight short films spanning Harrington’s seven decades as a filmmaker, including experimental works, documentaries and his career-bookending Edgar Allan Poe adaptations: The Fall of the House of Usher(1942, 10 mins); Fragment of Seeking (1946, 14 mins); Picnic (1948, 23 mins); On the Edge (1949, 6 mins); The Assignation (1953, 8 mins); The Wormwood Star (1956, 10 mins); The Four Elements (1966, 13 mins); Usher (2002, 37 mins)
  • Image gallery: production photography and a rare selection from Harrington’s personal collection
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Also

  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book featuring new writing on Night Tide by Paul Duane, Curtis Harrington on Night Tide and the short films, archival articles by Harrington on horror cinema, experimental films and the making of Picnic, an overview of critical responses, Peter Conheim on the restoration of Night Tide, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive set of five facsimile lobby cards

Winter Kills

Also receiving its UK Blu-ray premiere is William Richert’s brilliantly off-kilter conspiracy thriller Winter Kills (1979). Featuring an all-star cast that includes Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Toshirō Mifune, Eli Wallach, Elizabeth Taylor, Tomas Milian and many other famous faces, this dark vision of political corruption is presented in two cuts from a new 4K restoration. 

Features

  • New 4K restoration
  • Two presentations of the film: the 1983 director’s cut (97 mins); the original theatrical cut (90 mins)
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer-director William Richert (2003)
  • Who Killed ‘Winter Kills’? (2003, 38 mins): retrospective documentary on the making of the film, featuring Richert, actors Jeff Bridges and Belinda Bauer, director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, and production designer Robert Boyle
  • Reunion (2003, 9 mins): Richert and Bridges reflect on the film’s colourful production
  • Star Stories (2003, 8 mins): Richert discusses the film’s extraordinary all-star cast
  • Things Happening in Secret (2020, 31 mins): critic and writer Glenn Kenny explores the history and legacy of conspiracy thrillers
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Josh Olson trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): short critical appreciation
  • Radio spot
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Anne Billson, archival accounts of the making of the film, Richert on Winter Kills, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

Resurrected

Paul Greengrass’ unflinching Resurrected (1989) finally gets its UK Blu-ray premiere release. Based on real-life events which occurred during and after the Falklands conflict, this intense drama features a star-making turn from David Thewlis, as well as affecting performances from British screen icons Tom Bell and Rita Tushingham. 

Features

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Paul Greengrass on ‘Resurrected’ (2011, 19 mins): archival interview in which the director discusses the origins and creation of the film
  • David Thewlis on ‘Resurrected’ (2011, 17 mins): archival interview in which the actor examines the process of playing the lead role
  • Filming the Unthinkable (2020, 5 mins): new interview with iconic British actor Rita Tushingham
  • The IWM Oral History with Philip Williams (1992, 67 mins): archival audio recording, made by the Imperial War Museum, featuring the real-life inspiration for Resurrected recalling his experiences in the Falklands War
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Julian Petley, Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Martin Allen on Resurrected, extracts from an archival interview with Philip Williams, an overview of critical responses, and film credits

Orphans

Last but far from least we have Peter Mullan’s jet-black comedy of familial grief, Orphans (1998). This modern classic of Scottish cinema features powerful performances from Douglas Henshall and Gary Lewis, and is presented alongside a selection of Mullan’s gritty short films and a new documentary that examines the film and its legacy. Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable limited editions contains an extensive selection of new and archival extra features, and English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Features

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio tracks
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Peter Mullan (2000)
  • Orphans Reunited (2019, 60 mins): Hopscotch Films’ 20th-anniversary documentary featuring interviews with Mullan, actors Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Stephen McCole, and Rosemarie Stevenson, composer Craig Armstrong, and others
  • The Making of ‘Orphans’ (2000, 38 mins): archival documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage
  • Deleted scenes with optional director commentary (12 mins)
  • Audition tapes with optional director commentary (17 mins)
  • Three short films directed by Mullan: Close (1994, 17 mins), Good Day for the Bad Guys (1995, 23 mins), and Fridge (1995, 21 mins)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Michael Pattison, an archival article by Mullan, Mullan’s open letter to FilmFour, critical responses, and film credits

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