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International Powerhouse/Indicator January 2018 Releases

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by atfree, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Message #1 of 4 Nov 2, 2017
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    atfree

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    (Don Siegel, 1973) Release date: 22 January 2018
    Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

    Charley Varrick (Walter Matthau) is a former stunt-pilot who makes his living robbing small banks in the American Southwest. His latest heist sees him unwittingly steal from the local mafia, setting a psychotic hit-man on his trail and unleashing a maelstrom of violence and destruction.
    Directed by the great Don Siegel (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dirty Harry), Charley Varrick is one of the best thrillers of the 70s: action-packed, memorably lurid and gleefully unsentimental

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    Last of the Independents: Don Siegel and the Making of ‘Charley Varrick’ (2015, 72 mins): a feature-length documentary on the making of the film
    The Guardian Lecture with Don Siegel (1973, tbc mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Tony Sloman at London's National Film Theatre
    The Guardian Lecture with Walther Matthau (1988, tbc mins): archival audio recording of an interview at London's National Film Theatre
    • Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
    • 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 with a new essay by author and critic Richard Combs, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    ...AND MORE!

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    BBFC cert: 15
    REGION B
    EAN: 5037899071342

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    (Paul Schrader, 1978)
    Release date: 22 January 2018
    Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

    After writing Taxi Driver for Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader made his directorial debut with this profane and profound drama about life on the factory floor of a Detroit car manufacturing plant. With explosive performances from the great Richard Pryor (Silver Streak, Stir Crazy), Harvey Keitel (The Border, Pulp Fiction) and Yaphet Kotto (Live and Let Die, Alien), Blue Collar presents one of the most authentic portraits of working-class life in all American cinema, and is one of the finest films of the 1970s.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio Commentary with writer/director Paul Schrader and author Maitland McDonagh
    • A new filmed appreciation by filmmaker and actor Keith Gordon (2017, tbc mins)
    Interview with Paul Schrader (1982, tbc mins): an interview with film expert Tony Rayns
    • 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 with a new essay by author and critic Brad Stevens, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    ...AND MORE!

    #PHILTD068
    BBFC cert: 18
    REGION B
    EAN: 5037899071359

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    (Tony Richardson, 1982)
    Release date: 22 January 2018
    Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

    Jack Nicholson (The Last Detail, Wolf) gives one of his finest and most subtle performances as a hard-working but deeply disillusioned Mexican border-guard in this tough thriller from renowned British filmmaker Tony Richardson (Look Back in Anger, A Taste of Honey).

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio Commentary with critic and film historian Nick Pinkerton
    The Guardian Lecture with Tony Richardson (1991, tbc mins): archival audio recording of an interview at London's National Film Theatre
    • 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 with a new essay by author Scott Harrison, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    ...AND MORE!

    #PHILTD069
    BBFC cert: 18
    REGION B
    EAN: 5037899071366

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    (Mike Nichols, 1975)
    Release date: 22 January 2018
    Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

    This high-concept, big-budget screwball comedy directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Wolf) stars Warren Beatty (Mickey One, Bonnie and Clyde) as a slick con man and Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Border) as his dim-witted sidekick trying to get their hands on the fortune of a hapless young heiress played by Stockard Channing (Grease, The West Wing). A commercial failure on its initial release, this buoyant and beautifully staged madcap comedy is ripe for rediscovery and reappraisal.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
    • High Definition remaster
    • Original mono audio
    • Audio Commentary with critic and film historian Nick Pinkerton
    Mike Nichols and Elaine May in Conversation (2006, tbc mins): the two friends and filmmakers in discussion, recorded at New York’s Walter Reade Theater
    • A new filmed appreciation by professor Kyle Stevens, author of Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism (2017, tbc mins)
    • Isolated Music and Effects Track
    • 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 with a new essay by Martyn Conterio, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
    • UK premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
    ...AND MORE!

    #PHILTD071
    BBFC cert: 12
    REGION FREE
    EAN: 5037899071397


     
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    I wonder if this transfer of Charley Varrick the same as the one used for the German Blu-ray disc.
     
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    Another fantastic selection. For those of us in Region-B-land, Indicator/Powerhouse is rapidly becoming one of the great labels.

    I've just received the incredible Hammer set. Absolute perfection, and really creatively packaged. A great deal of care and attention goes into these releases, further cementing Blu-ray as the true collector's format. For the first time, I'm getting flashbacks of the laserdisc glory days of the mid/late 90s.

    As an aside, I'm still waiting for their announcement of Cash on Demand - my favourite Hammer thriller, and one of my favourite films of all time. It was supposed to be announced already, but I gather they've had a few delays. Fingers crossed it'll be on Hammer Vol. 2...
     
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    HD remaster says not much. I wish they were more specific.
     

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