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A quartet of British 60s classics on Indicator Blu-ray in November

6 September 2018

This November INDICATOR presents a quartet of classic British films from the 1960s. Directed by and starring some of the most celebrated talents of the time, these iconic films now make their world premiere appearances on Blu-ray. 

First up are two films from the heyday of the Swinging Sixties: Silvio Narizzano’s era-defining Georgy Girl (1966), starring Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates and James Mason; and Bryan Forbes’ riotous The Wrong Box (1966), which features some of the greatest stars of the day, including Peter Sellers, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and John Mills.

In addition, we present two films from the end of the decade: Albert Finney’s directorial debut, the idiosyncratic, tragicomic Charlie Bubbles (1968), co-starring Billie Whitelaw and Liza Minnelli, with a screenplay by Shelagh Delaney; and Michael Powell’s stunning, yet much-maligned Age of Consent(1969), starring James Mason and Helen Mirren in one of her earliest film roles. 

Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable world-premiere editions contain a range of new and archival extra features, English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and comes packaged with comprehensive booklets containing newly commissioned essays, archival reprints, contemporary reviews, and full film credits.

 

Georgy Girl Blu-ray cover art

Georgy Girl (1966) | Blu-ray | 19 November 2018 | £15.99

One of the defining films of the 1960s, Silvio Narizzano’s adaptation of Margaret Foster’s 1965 novel stars Lynn Redgrave in an Oscar-nominated role as the put-upon teenager Georgy Parkin. Awkward and full of self-doubt, Georgy finds herself forever just outside of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ London life she craves.

Marked by a wonderfully warm and appealing central performance from Redgrave, and with its superb supporting cast including Charlotte Rampling (Death in VeniceThe Night Porter), Alan Bates (A Kind of LovingWomen in Love) and the great James Mason (The Reckless MomentAge of ConsentThe Deadly Affair), Georgy Girl captures the spirit of the era – and boasts one of the all-time great film theme tunes.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio 
  • New and exclusive audio commentary with Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger 
  • Interview with Charlotte Rampling (2018) 
  • Jim Dale on ‘Georgy Girl’ (2018): a new audio interview with the beloved actor and award-winning songwriter 
  • Interview with Peter Nichols (2018): new and exclusive interview with the author, playwright and co-screenwriter of the film 
  • Interview with editor John Bloom (2018) 
  • Interview with art director Tony Woollard (2018) 
  • Original theatrical trailer 
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material 
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Leanne Weston, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film 
  • World premiere on Blu-ray 
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

 

The Wrong Box Blu-ray cover art

The Wrong Box (1966) | Blu-ray | 19 November 2018 | £15.99

Two warring elderly brothers and their respective heirs are determined that each will outlive the other in an attempt to hold onto the family fortune, and will stop at nothing – even murder – to achieve their goal.

Bryan Forbes’ riotous black comedy, based on the 1889 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, stars some of the greatest talents of the day, including Peter Sellers, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Tony Hancock, Ralph Richardson, Nanette Newman and John Mills.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio 
  • The British Entertainment History Project Interview with Bryan Forbes (1994): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Roy Fowler
  • New and exclusive audio commentary with film historians Josephine Botting and Vic Pratt
  • Interview with Nanette Newman (2018): the award-winning actor talks about The Wrong Box and her work with husband Bryan Forbes
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Vic Pratt, 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

 

Charlie Bubbles Blu-ray cover art

Charlie Bubbles (1968) | Blu-ray | 19 November 2018 | £15.99

After achieving international renown as one of the finest actors of his generation in films such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) and Tom Jones (1963), Albert Finney turned director for this surreal comic twist on the ‘kitchen sink’ dramas in which he’d made his name.

Finney plays Charlie Bubbles, a successful writer suffering a mid-life crisis, who attempts to re-connect with his northern working-class roots and estranged family. Based on a screenplay by Shelagh Delaney (A Taste of Honey), the script clearly references both her and Finney’s personal experience of their shared working class origins (both were Salford natives), and the consequences of achieving great success.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • New and exclusive audio commentary with film historians Thirza Wakefield and Melanie Williams
  • Danny Leigh on ‘Charlie Bubbles’ (2018): the journalist and broadcaster discusses one of his favourite films
  • Interview with producer Michael Medwin (2018)
  • Interview with Director of Photography Peter Suschitzky (2018)
  • John Harding on Shelagh Delaney (2018): the author of Sweetly Sings Delaney: A Study of Shelagh Delaney's Work 1958-68 discusses the author's work on the film
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Thirza Wakefield, 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

 

Age of Consent Blu-ray cover art

Age of Consent (1969) | Blu-ray | 19 November 2018 | £15.99

Based on Norman Lindsay's controversial autobiographical 1935 novel, Age of Consent is the story of an artist (James Mason), grown tired of producing art for wealthy Americans, who moves to the wilds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef where he meets Cora (Helen Mirren), a teenage girl who inspires him and becomes his muse – as well as the object of his desire.

The penultimate film from the great Michael Powell (Black NarcissusThe Red ShoesPeeping Tom), Age of Consent explores the obsessive nature of an artist approaching the twilight of his career. Misjudged and mis-handled on its initial release (when the distributor removed key scenes and re-scored the film), Age of Consent is now regarded as one of Powell’s key works.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • Two presentations of the film: The Film Foundation's 2005 restoration of the original 106-minute Director's Cut; and the 96-minute 1969 Theatrical Version
  • The John Player Lecture with Michael Powell: The Beauty of the Image (1971): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Kevin Gough-Yates at London’s National Film Theatre 
  • The Guardian Interview with Michael Powell (1986): archival audio recording of the filmmaker in conversation with Sheila Whitaker at the National Film Theatre
  • Audio commentary with film historian Kent Jones (2009)
  • Ian Christie on Michael Powell and ‘Age of Consent’ (2018): the respected academic and author of Arrows of Desire: Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger discusses Powell’s life and work
  • Making 'Age of Consent' (2009, 17 mins): Kevin Powell, composer Peter Sculthorpe and editor Anthony Buckley recall the turbulent production and release history of the film
  • Martin Scorsese on ‘Age of Consent’ (2009, 6 mins): the acclaimed director discusses the impact and legacy of Powell’s film
  • Helen Mirren: A Conversation with Cora (2009, 13 mins): the award-winning actor reflects on one of her earliest and most memorable film roles
  • Down Under with Ron and Valerie Taylor (2009, 10 mins): a conversation with the celebrated underwater photographers
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearingLimited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Samm Deighan, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film
  • 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