Network's R2 'Odd Man Out' Special Edition

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  1. John Hodson

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    Network has full details and art on the Special Edition of Carol Reed's superb thriller Odd Man Out, which is released in a couple of weeks time:

    Odd Man Out Special Edition

    James Mason stars as Johnny McQueen, an idealistic leader of an illegal organisation in Northern Ireland, imprisoned for gun-running. Escaping, he plans an armed raid to financially support his plans – but it goes wrong; he is shot and badly wounded. Stumbling through the back-alleys of Belfast, he must find a place to hide out, but discovers he is not just wanted by the police, but by the people he thought of as his friends…

    Taken from a digitally-restored High Definition print, Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Krasker’s (The Third Man, El Cid) imagery has never looked better, in this tale of terrorists on the run. Featuring outstanding performances by Robert Newton (Oliver Twist! Obsession) as Lukey, the artist who wants to capture the moment of death in McQueen’s eyes, and Kathleen Ryan (Give us this Day, The Sound of Fury), as the woman who loves him more than life itself, Odd Man Out Special Edition is a story that shows the impact of the Irish Question on ordinary people, and not just those involved directly with the struggle.

    The Special features included on Odd Man Out Special Edition are:

    • Commemorative booklet, including original theatrical press-book
    • Home, James – documentary from 1972, where James Mason returns to his native Yorkshire
    • ITV Interview from 1972 with James Mason
    • Script PDF
    • 165 image stills gallery

    A landmark film in British cinema, Odd Man Out Special Edition will appeal to fans of classic cinema and edgy dramas.


    Fabulous film and only £9.89 on pre-order at The Hut.
     
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    For anyone that's interested, the new iteration of Odd Man Out is streets ahead of the old Carlton disc, which had nice contrast, but suffered from some poor telecine wobble, and a variety of marks, dust and scratches. This new transfer just blows that away in every respect; it's stable and clean, sharp with grays right across the scale. It's truly excellent IMHO.

    The '72 documentary from Yorkshire Television, in which Mason goes back to Huddersfield, is a real peach, while there are some fascinating snippets in the 1972 interview, which is basically a collection of unedited rushes (after a brief listen the interviewer may be Alan Whicker? Hard to tell)

    Also worthy of note is the 24-page booklet, Soldier in the Snow, well researched and written, at the back of which is a reproduction of the press book.
     

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