Indicator January 2018 Releases

Four underrated classics coming to U.K. Blu-ray

Indicator, a boutique British video label from Powerhouse Films, has announced four upcoming Blu-ray releases for January 2018 — The Fortune (1975), The Border (1982), Blue Collar (1978), Charley Varrick (1973) — all treasures waiting to be rediscovered.

The Fortune is listed as Region Free, so it will play in Blu-ray players worldwide.  However, the other titles will likely be Region-B locked.

Below are the details directly from the Indicator website:

 

THE FORTUNE – LE
£15.99

(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!

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BBFC cert: 12
REGION FREE
EAN: 5037899071397

 

THE BORDER – LE
£15.99

(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!

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BBFC cert: 18
REGION B
EAN: 5037899071366

 

BLUE COLLAR – LE
£15.99

(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!

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BBFC cert: 18
REGION B
EAN: 5037899071359

 

CHARLEY VARRICK – LE
£15.99

(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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