Indicator April Releases

Mostly Region-B titles

Indicator, a boutique British video label from Powerhouse Films, has announced four upcoming Blu-ray releases for April.  The titles include one of my personal favorites — Alan Arkin’s film adaptation of Jules Feiffer’s darkly comic play, Little Murders (1971).

Since Indicator’s Blu-rays have mainly been Region Free, please note that all but one of the April titles are Region B-locked and will not play in standard U.S. Blu-ray players.  Below are the full details on the April titles directly from the Indicator website:

 

LITTLE MURDERS – LE
£15.99

(Alan Arkin, 1971)
Release date: 23 APRIL 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)

Adapted from the controversial stage play by Jules Feiffer (Carnal Knowledge), this savage, nihilistic black comedy was the startling directorial debut of actor Alan Arkin. When a severely depressed fashion photographer (Elliott Gould – M*A*S*H, The Long Goodbye, California Split) meets an optimistic young woman (Marcia Rodd – Citizens Band, Last Embrace), she is determined to save him amidst the series of random muggings, sniper shootings, garbage strikes and total blackouts that are ravaging the city of New York.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with actor Elliott Gould and writer Jules Feiffer
• Audio commentary with journalist Samm Deighan
• Interview with writer Jules Feiffer (2018): a new interview with the renowned author of the original stage play and screenplay of Little Murders
• Speaking of Films: ‘Little Murders’ (1972, 30 mins): an archival promotional audio recording of a discussion on the film with writer Jules Feiffer alongside academics and critics Susan Rice, Robert Geller, Leonard Maltin and Sean Driscoll
• Original theatrical trailer
• Trailer commentary with Larry Karaszewski (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation
• Original TV spots
• Original radio spots
• 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 Amy Simmons, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

#PHILTD073
BBFC cert: 15 tbc
REGION B
EAN: 5037899071427

 

SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER – LE
£15.99

(Joseph L Mankiewicz, 1959)
Release date: 23 April 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz (Dragonwyck, All About Eve, Cleopatra) from the play by Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and brilliantly adapted for the screen by Gore Vidal (Ben-Hur, Myra Breckinridge), Suddenly, Last Summer casts three of Hollywood’s most iconic talents (Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift) in a daring and often delirious mix of lurid drama and Gothic horror. Sensational and wildly controversial at the time of its release, Suddenly, Last Summer now stands as a classic – and stills packs a provocative punch.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• 4K restoration from the original negative
• Original mono audio
• Interview with Joseph L Mankiewicz (1990, 10 mins): the renowned filmmaker discusses his career in a segment from the French TV series Cinéma cinémas
• Interview with Elizabeth Taylor (1966, 2 mins): the celebrated actress remembers her friend and co-star, Montgomery Clift, shortly after his tragic death in July 1966
• Interview with Gary Raymond (2018): a new interview with the versatile British actor
• Interview with Patricia Marmont (2018): a new interview with the American-born British actor
• The Predator and the Prey (2017, 26 mins): Michel Ciment, critic, film historian and editor of Positif magazine, on Joseph L Mankiewicz and Suddenly, Last Summer
• Remembering Last Summer (2018): continuity supervisor Elaine Schreyeck and draughtsman Tony Woollard recall the making of Suddenly, Last Summer
• Isolated music and effects track
• Original theatrical trailer
• Trailer commentary with Dan Ireland (2013, 3 mins): a short critical appreciation
• 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 Samm Deighan, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

#PHILTD075
BBFC cert: 15
REGION FREE
EAN: 5037899071441

 

THE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE – LE
£15.99

(Roger Corman, 1967)
Release date: 23 April 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Roger Corman’s most ambitious and expensive production – his only film for a major studio – is a violent and lurid account of the events leading up to one of the most infamous events in American crime history. Detailing the bitter and brutal rivalry between feuding Chicago mob bosses Al Capone and ‘Bugs’ Moran, Corman’s vividly realised film features terrific performances from Jason Robards, Ralph Meeker and George Segal, and remains one of Corman’s best films.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• 4K restoration from the original negative
• Original mono audio
• Roger Corman Remembers ‘The St Valentine’s Day Massacre’ (2014, 4 mins)
• Barry Forshaw on ‘The St Valentine’s Day Massacre’ (2018): an appreciation by the film historian and journalist
• Ben Ohmart on Paul Frees (2018): a new appreciation of the great voice actor by the author of Welcome, Foolish Mortals: The Life and Voices of Paul Frees
• Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
• Isolated score: experience Lionel Newman and Fred Steiner’s original soundtrack music
• Original theatrical trailer
• Roger Corman trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins)
• 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 Neil Sinyard, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

#PHILTD072
BBFC cert: 15
REGION B
EAN: 5037899071410

 

THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS – LE
£15.99

(Paul Newman, 1972)
Release date: 23 April 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel, Paul Newman’s second film as director stars his wife Joanne Woodward (Three Faces of Eve, Sybil) as an abusive, over-bearing mother raising her two daughters (Nell Potts and Roberta Wallach) in an atmosphere of bitterness and hatred. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is a powerful, searingly unsentimental and ultimately transformative drama, with a trio of towering performances from the three female leads at its core.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• 4K restoration from the original negative
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with film historian Adrian Martin
• The John Player Lecture with Paul Newman (1972): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Derek Malcolm at London’s National Film Theatre
• Footage from the 1973 Cannes Film Festival press conference with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
• Isolated music and effects track
• Original theatrical trailer
• Original TV spot
• 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 Johnny Mains, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

#PHILTD074
BBFC cert: 12 tbc
REGION B
EAN: 5037899071434

 

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