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New Blu-ray & DVD label Indicator launches with 7 cult & classic titles

10 October 2016
Founded by industry veterans with a passion for physical media, new label Indicator from Powerhouse Films will initially publish an extensive range of classic flms in expertly encoded Limited Dual Format Editions (UK premiere Blu-ray editions including a DVD and booklet).

Mastered from the nest available materials, Indicator releases will also contain lovingly produced and assembled extra features and include new and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Dual Format Editions will contain exclusive, limited edition booklets featuring newly commissioned essays and contemporary interviews, articles or reviews.

Launching on 24 October 2016, the first titles from Indicator will be John Carpenter’s Christine (1983) and Brian De Palma’s Body Double (1984). Then, on 14 November, the award-winning Sidney Poitier titles Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) and To Sir, With Love (1967) will be released to coincide with the BFI’s ‘Black Star’ season.

Also released on 14 November, in parallel with the broadcast of the new Tim Roth and Samantha Morton adaptation, is real-life chiller 10 Rillington Place (1971). Starring Sir Richard Attenborough, Sir John Hurt and Judy Geeson, and based on Ludovic Kennedy’s account, the lm tells the true story of British serial killer John Christie.

More grizzly goings-on are unleashed on 5 December, when Indicator releases J. Lee Thompson’s stylish body count shocker Happy Birthday to Me (1981). Adding insults to injury, Hal Ashby’s foul-mouthed The Last Detail (1973), starring Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid, will also be released on 5 December, completing the line-up for 2016.

 

Christine dual format

Christine (1983) | Limited Dual Format Edition | RRP: £22.99

She was born bad. Plain and simple. Somewhere deep on a darkened assembly line. Christine.
A '58 Plymouth Fury possessed by Hell. She's taken control of her teenage owner, Archie.
Her previous owner is not alive to warn him. And now she's going straight for the one person in her way. Arnie's girlfriend, Leigh. The other woman.

Based on the novel by Stephen King. Directed by John Carpenter and featuring actor turned director Keith Gordon in the lead.

Limited Dual Format Edition features:

  • Original stereo audio and alternative 5.1 surround track

  • Audio commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Keith Gordon

  • Christine: Ignition, Fast and Furious & Finish Line (2003, 48 mins): three-part ‘making of’ documentary, featuring interviews with cast and crew, including John Carpenter and Keith Gordon

  • Deleted scenes (26 mins): twenty-one sequences which never made the final cut

  • Isolated score: experience John Carpenter’s original soundtrack music

  • 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 24-page booklet with a new essay by Jeff Billington and a 1996 article on Carpenter’s cinematic ‘guilty pleasures’

  • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies

  • UK Blu-ray premiere

     

Body Double dual format

Body Double (1984) | Limited Dual Format Edition | RRP: £22.99

Brian De Palma, the modern master of suspense, invites you to witness a seduction, a mystery, a murder.

Starring Melanie Griffith as porn star Holly Body, this hyper-suspense classic takes the viewer on a roller-coaster ride of voyeurism, violence and VHS that demands you watch but proves you can't believe everything you see.

Limited Dual Format Edition features:

  • Original stereo audio and alternative 5.1 surround track

  • Craig Wasson Interview (1984, 10 mins): archival NBC interview conducted by Bobbie Wygant

  • Pure Cinema (38 mins): extensive interview with first assistant director Joe Napolitano

  • The Seduction (17 mins): De Palma discusses the first treatment of the script

  • The Setup (17 mins): an examination of the plot

  • The Mystery (12 mins): Melanie Griffith discusses her nude scenes and De Palma's shyness

  • The Controversy (6 mins): cast and crew discuss the film's critical reception

  • Isolated score: experience Pino Donaggio’s original soundtrack music

  • 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 40-page booklet with a new essay by Ashley Clark and archival reprints, including a lengthy 1985 interview with De Palma

  • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies

  • UK Blu-ray premiere

 

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) | Limited Dual Format Edition | RRP: £22.99

Stanley Kramer's landmark study of racial prejudice stars the ace comic duo of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as perplexed parents. When Joanna (Katharine Houghton) returns home with her new fiancé John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), a distinguished black doctor, her mother accepts her daughter's decision, but her father is shocked by the prospect of the interracial union. With the doctor's parents equally dismayed, both families must meet to explore the limits of their intolerance.

Limited Dual Format Edition features:

  • Four Introductions: Karen Kramer (3 mins); Steven Spielberg (1 min); Tom Brokaw (3 mins); Quincy Jones (3 mins)

  • A Love Story for Today (30 mins): production retrospective

  • A Special Kind of Love (17 mins): archival recordings of Hepburn, and an interview with Hepburn's niece

  • Stanley Kramer: A Man's Search for Truth (17 mins): an overview of Kramer's vision

  • Stanley Kramer Accepts the Irving Thalberg Award (2 mins)

  • 2007 Producers Guild Stanley Kramer Award Presentation to An Inconvenient Truth (5 mins)

  • Isolated score: experience Frank De Vol’s original soundtrack music

  • Image gallery: promotional photography

  • Original theatrical trailer

  • Teaser trailer

  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by the BFI's Tega Okiti and archival reprints

  • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies

  • UK Blu-ray premiere

 

To Sir, With Love (1967) | Limited Dual Format Edition | RRP: £22.99

Sidney Poitier gives one of his finest performances as Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer who decides to try his hand at teaching, only to be faced with a class full of unruly teens (including Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall and Lulu) intent on breaking his spirit. But Thackeray, no stranger to hostility, meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults. When offered an engineering job, Thackeray must decide if he wants to stay.

Limited Dual Format Edition features:

  • Audio commentary with Judy Geeson and film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman

  • Audio commentary with E.R. Braithwaite, writer of the original novel, and author/teacher Salome Thomas El

  • E.R. Braithwaite: In His Own Words (24 mins): the author reads from his book and discusses his life

  • Lulu and the B-Side (5 mins): interview with the acclaimed singer

  • Miniskirts, Blue Jeans and Pop Music (15 mins): a look at the swinging sixties

  • To Sidney With Love from Marty Baum (6 mins): agent Marty Baum on Sidney Poitier

  • Principal El: He Chose to Stay (11 mins): interview with teacher and author Salome Thomas El

  • Isolated score track

  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography

  • Original theatrical trailer

  • Image gallery: promotional photography

  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by the BFI's Tega Okiti and archival reprints

  • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies

  • UK Blu-ray premiere

 

10 Rillington Place dual format

10 Rillington Place (1971) | Limited Dual Format Edition | RRP: £22.99

This classic British chiller is the horrifying true story of serial killer John Christie, played to unnerving effect by Richard Attenborough. When Timothy Evans (John Hurt) and his wife (Judy Geeson) rent a tiny room in Christie’s terraced house, they are unaware that they have sealed their fates and that they will fall foul of Christie's perverse and murderous scheme.

Shot in the original street where Christie's crimes were perpetrated, Richard Fleischer's stark, unsensational depiction uses exteriors from the actual house as part of its grim recreation of the events.

Limited Dual Format Edition features:

  • Audio commentary with actress Judy Geeson and film historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman

  • Audio commentary with acclaimed actor John Hurt

  • Introduction by Sir Richard Attenborough (2 mins): an appreciation by the great actor

  • Interview with Sir Richard Attenborough (20 mins): Attenborough discusses many aspects of the film

  • Being Beryl (2016, 22 mins): new interview with Judy Geeson

  • Isolated score track

  • Image gallery: 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 Thirza Wakefield and archival reprints

  • Limited Dual Format Edition of 5,000 copies

  • UK Blu-ray premiere

 

Happy Birthday to Me dual format

Happy Birthday to Me (1981) | Limited Dual Format Edition | RRP: £22.99

Popular high school senior Virginia Wainwright (Melissa Sue Anderson) survives a freak accident, but suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. As she attempts to resume a normal life, something terrible is happening - her friends are being ruthlessly murdered one by one. But will she be the next victim or is she the killer?

Director J. Lee Thompson's classic shocker was made during the period before the horror genre drenched itself in irony and self-reflexivity, and instead revels in the effective staging of the terrifying set-pieces which drive it towards its climax.

Limited Dual Format Edition features:

  • Image gallery: promotional material

  • Original theatrical trailer

  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay and archival reprints

  • Limited Dual Format Edition of 5,000 copies

  • UK Blu-ray premiere

  • Other extras TBC

 

§The Last detail dual format

The Last Detail (1973) | Limited Dual Format Edition | RRP: £22.99

"No *#@!!* Navy's going to give some poor *!!@ kid eight years in the #@!* brig without me taking him out for the time of his *#@!!* life."

When Buddusky (Jack Nicholson) and Mulhall (Otis Young) are detailed to take a young sailor, Meadows (Randy Quaid), from a Virginia Naval Base to a New Hampshire Naval Prison to serve an eight-year sentence for a trivial offense they decide to show him a good time on their journey north...

Limited Dual Format Edition features:

  • Isolated score track

  • Original theatrical trailer

  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Michael Pattison and archival reprints

  • Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies

  • UK Blu-ray premiere

  • Other extras TBC