Made shortly after the box-office success of House of Wax, The Mad Magician returns Vincent Price to the world of three-dimensional horror. He plays Don Gallico, the creator of elaborate illusions for stage magicians, who seeks their fame… and will turn to murder to achieve it! Directed by John Brahm (The Undying Monster), The Mad Magician is presented in two- and three-dimensions, and is accompanied by a pair of 3D comedy shorts by the Three Stooges. Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES 2K restoration 3D and 2D presentations Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2020) Three-Dimensional Magic (2020): appreciation of The Mad Magician and the 3D filmmaking boom of the 1950s by cinematographer Frank Passingham (Kubo and the Two Strings) and archivist Tom Vincent, presented in 3D and 2D Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation in anaglyphic 3D Two short films starring the Three Stooges and produced by Columbia Pictures: Pardon My Backfire (1953) and Spooks! (1953), presented in 3D and 2D Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography Original theatrical trailer New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, a look at the career of producer Bryan Foy, an archival interview with director John Brahm by David Del Valle, a guide to the promotional campaign of The Mad Magician, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Jeff Billington on the Three Stooges’ 3D shorts, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies
John Huston’s sombre but compassionate boxing drama is a criminally-underseen late-career masterpiece from the great director. Peppered with outstanding performances this gritty yet affectionate look at the world of small-time boxing highlights a down-and-out fighter and a young up-and-comer, both moving through a world of seedy gyms and flop houses. Extras/Episodes: INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 4K restoration • Original mono audio Audio commentary by film historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman New ‘making of’ documentary featuring interviews with stars Stacy Keach and Candy Clark • Archival interview with director John Huston on Fat CIty Isolated score Original theatrical trailer Image gallery New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by critic Danny Leigh • UK Blu-ray premiere • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies
Slovak filmmaker Martin ulík s striking debut feature is a rich and complex coming-of-age story set against a background of political upheaval and a country in the throws of transformation and revolution. Simon, a young student, is drawn into a relationship with an older couple, Maria and Viktor, the dynamics of which veer between passion and cruelty. Simon finds himself caught in a love/hate triangle he does not fully comprehend, the key to which is linked to the dark secrets of their past. Analysing human relations in the early years of post-communism, Tenderness presents a world still profoundly affected by the moral corruption characteristic of the years of following the Soviet invasion of 1968. BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Tenderness (Neha) (1990) presented from the new 2K restoration of the film from original materials supervised by the Slovak Film Institute and approved by the director. On Tenderness (2020) - a new documentary on the film and its legacy. Hurá (1989) - Martin ulík s acclaimed short film. Booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Peter Hames. Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C) 1.0 Mono LPCM audio (48k/24-bit) World premiere on Blu-ray
Holger Bloem - Mein OstfrieslandHier kommt eine ganze Welt, kommen die bekannten Persönlichkeiten der Krimis im Originalton. Natürlich ist der Bestsellerautor selbst zu hören, in Gesprächen über sein Ostfriesland und mit spannenden und typischen Szenen seiner Werke. Rita Grendel und der Maurermeister Peter Grendel - die echten! - kommen zu Wort, ebenso Monika und Jörg Tapper vom Café ten Cate, der Journalist Holger Bloem. Man kennt sie als Figuren der Romane. Wir sprechen mit Norder Buchhändlerinnen, mit dem Buchhändler und Musiker Heinz Edzards, mit der Norder Krimi-Stadtführerin, mit TV-Film-Machern wie dem Film-Ubbo-Heide, mit Besucherinnen und Besuchern der Filmpremiere im Norder Kino, mit der Sängerin, Musikerin und Autorin Bettina Göschl.
Terence Davies film, depicting life in working-class Liverpool from the 1940s into the 50s, is 30 years old this year, and already a modern classic. Now that Eileen, Maisie, and Tony are adults, their childhood memories and in particular those associated with their father are inconsistent. While Eileen clings to happier times, her siblings remember his brutal violent nature, which has been a major influence on their growth and development. This troubled family must deal with the day-to-day alongside their past. Terence Davies creates a loving portrait with this partly autobiographical tale (shot in two sections), and it was voted one of the greatest British films by Sight and Sound. Distant Voices, Still Lives has been restored in 4K resolution by the BFI under the supervision and approval of director Terence Davies. Special Features: New 4K digital restoration from the original 35mm camera negative, approved by director Terence Davies Q&A With Terence Davies (2018, 32 mins): recorded after the UK premiere of the new restoration at BFI Southbank Audio commentary by Terence Davies: the director scrutinises his film in this commentary from 2007 Interview With Terence Davies (2007, 20 mins): director Terence Davies discusses his work with film critic Geoff Andrew Interview With Miki van Zwanenberg (2007, 7 mins): the film's art director looks back on its making Introduction by Mark Kermode (2016,2 mins) Images of Liverpool in Archive Film (1939-42, 62 mins): three archive shorts depicting the city of Liverpool and its community Original and 2018 trailers Image gallery Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by critic Derek Malcolm and art director Miki van Zwanenberg, essays by Geoff Andrew and Adrian Danks, and full film credits
After the huge success of Robert Aldrich's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hollywood legend Joan Crawford found herself taking the lead in a series of lurid and sensational horror pictures in her later years and Berserk was one of the best and most successful. Crawford stars as a ruthless circus owner who exploits a series of gruesome murders for her own ends... until the killer targets her. Directed by Jim O Connolly (Valley of Gwangi, Tower of Evil) and co-starring Diana Dors (Yield to the Night, Deep End), Michael Gough (Horror Hospital, Batman) and Judy Geeson (10 Rillington Place, Inseminoid), Berserk is a deranged slice of Great British Grand(Dame) Guignol a bloody exploitation classic! INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio The BFI interview with Joan Crawford (1956) Audio commentary with film historians Lee Gambin and Eloise Ross Pamela Hutchinson on Joan Crawford (2018) Jonathan Rigby on 'Berserk' (2018): a new appreciation by the author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema Didier Chatelain on Herman Cohen (2018): an interview with producer Cohen's assistant and business partner Tom Baker's Beyond Belief! VHS Introduction (1997) Tom Baker's Beyond Belief! Outtakes (1997) Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited Edition exclusive booklet containing a new essay by Josephine Botting, archival interviews, historic articles, an overview of contemporary critical responses and full film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change
Unfairly neglected since its original low-key cinema run, Secret Friends is the only feature to be written and directed by Dennis Potter (Pennies from Heaven, The Singing Detective). Made shortly after his hugely controversial mini-series Blackeyes, the film centres on a writer, played by Alan Bates (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), who descends into a kind of madness during a train journey as memories, fantasies and psychotic visions collide. Extras: High Definition remaster Original stereo audio Keeping Secrets (2020, 10 mins): an analysis of Potter's film by Graham Fuller, editor of Potter on Potter Bon Vivant (2020): actor Ian McNeice recalls working with Dennis Potter 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 Jeff Billington, Dennis Potter on the making of Secret Friends, an extract from Potter on Potter, an overview of critical responses, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change
A carefully crafted, open-to-everything mixture of live-wire reality and controlled narrative, Medium Cool is the debut fiction feature of Haskell Wexler, who had already established himself as one of Hollywood’s premiere cinematographers in the post-studio-system-era on such films as Elia Kazan’s America, America and Mike Nichols’ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. In 1968, he hurled himself into the tear-gas of the cultural-political moment. The result was, alongside Bonnie and Clyde and Easy Rider, a seminal early work of what came to be known as “the New Hollywood”. John (the prolific Robert Forster, who would find latter-day fame in Jackie Brown, Mulholland Drive, and Breaking Bad) plays a television cameraman who has become disenchanted as a creative subservient to the mainstream. Eileen (Verna Bloom latterly of High Plains Drifter and After Hours) depicts a newly relocated war-widow swept up in the maelstrom of the conflicts of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago — the actual events of which serve as the spontaneous backdrop for Wexler’s picture. Documentary and narrative blur in the upheaval and chaos, and perhaps only Peter Watkins’ Punishment Park stands analogous as such a powerful statement on the politics, media, and cinema of the late-‘60s — and the present. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD. Special Features Including: Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray from the 4K digital film transfer approved by director Haskell Wexler Original trailer Booklet featuring new and archival writings and imagery
After achieving international renown as one of the finest actors of his generation in films such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) and Tom Jones (1963), Albert Finney turned director for this surreal comic twist on the 'kitchen sink' dramas in which he’d made his name. Finney plays Charlie Bubbles, a successful writer suffering a mid-life crisis, who attempts to re-connect with his northern working-class roots and estranged family. Based on a screenplay by Shelagh Delaney (A Taste of Honey), the script clearly references both her and Finney's personal experience of their shared working-class origins (both were Salford natives), and the consequences of achieving great success. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio New and exclusive audio commentary with film historians Thirza Wakefield and Melanie Williams Danny Leigh on ‘Charlie Bubbles (2018): the journalist and broadcaster discusses one of his favourite films Interview with producer Michael Medwin (2018) Interview with Director of Photography Peter Suschitzky (2018) John Harding on Shelagh Delaney (2018): the author of Sweetly Sings Delaney: A Study of Shelagh Delaney's Work 1958-68 discusses the author's work on the film Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Thirza Wakefield, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film. World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
Voller Vorfreude fliegt Rachelle Westerly nach London, um ihren Filmstar-Bruder Eric zu besuchen. Doch kaum in England angekommen, laufen die Dinge aus dem Ruder: Denn die schöne Rachelle stolpert bei Erics Filmpremiere in die Arme von niemand Geringerem als Prinz Magnus de Bartelebon.Während die Fotos von ihrer Begegnung im Internet millionenfach angeklickt werden, versucht Rachelle vergeblich ihre Gefühle unter Kontrolle zu bringen. Denn seine Hoheit ist zwar arrogant und selbstherrlich - allerdings auch so unglaublich sexy, dass Distanz nicht wirklich eine Option ist. Vor allem weil der charismatische Royal seine ganz eigenen Pläne mit Rachelle hat... Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung wird Ihnen exklusiv von Audible präsentiert und ist ausschließlich im Download erhältlich. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Eni Winter. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adko/004209/bk_adko_004209_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In Sophies Freunde - Filmstar bewegt sich die Spielerin in der Glamour-Welt der Schönen und Reichen. Auf dem roten Teppich zur Filmpremiere, zu den angesagtesten Partys und immer im Rampenlicht, bringt sie sich ins Gespräch und erhöht ihren Bekanntheitsgrad. Durch die Erstellung des eigenen Spiele-Ichs, der Wahl des Managers und der Filme, in denen sie mitspielt, hat die Spielerin ihren Erfolg selbst in der Hand - auf gehts nach Hollywood!
Michael Apted made his feature-film debut with this distinctive drama based on the novella of the same name by H E Bates. Reuniting Glenda Jackson with her Women in Love co-star Oliver Reed, the film also stars a young Brian Deacon (Vampyres, A Zed & Two Noughts). When a young soldier (Deacon) deserts his outfit and hides in a remote farm, the farm owner (Jackson) and he fall in love. But their idyll is shattered by the arrival of a boorish, violent army sergeant (Reed) searching for his AWOL recruit. Unconventional and superbly played, The Triple Echo is one of the finest British films of the 1970s. Long overlooked and unjustly neglected, this powerful drama is now ripe for rediscovery, and is presented in a brand new 2K restoration from the film's newly rediscovered original negative. INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: New 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from the original negative Original mono audio A Matter of Life and Death (2019, 15 mins): director Michael Apted reflects on his feature debut and its place within his prolific career Identity Crises (2019, 29 mins): actor Brian Deacon recalls his first film role starring alongside Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed A Different Perspective (2019, 25 mins): editor Barrie Vince recalls shaping and structuring the film Dressing Up (2019, 9 mins): costume designer Emma Porteous on the challenges of recreating an authentic wardrobe for The Triple Echo The Emotion of the Moment (2019, 8 mins): composer Marc Wilkinson discusses highlights from his score A Sense of Justice (2019, 23 mins): an in-depth appreciation by author and film historian Neil Sinyard Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation Original theatrical trailer, edited by the legendary Jean Fouchet Teaser trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Pasquale Iannone, an archival interview with Michael Apted, H E Bates on The Triple Echo, an overview of contemporary critical responses, an analysis of Jean Fouchet s theatrical trailer, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies