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Hopper, Coppola, Bronson and Kramer on Indicator Blu-ray in January

8 November 2018

Indicator will usher in 2019 with an eclectic quartet of distinctive American films directed by and starring some of the most iconic and celebrated talents of their day.

Before we get to that, however, Powerhouse Films will present its first ever theatrical release when Dennis Hopper's visionary The Last Movie (1971) arrives in UK cinemas on 14 December. Far too long unseen and buried from view, this unjustly neglected film has now been lovingly resurrected in a ravishing new 4K restoration.

Following the film's run in UK cinemas, Indicator have revealed that the Special Limited Edition Blu-ray of The Last Movie will be released on 21 January. This deluxe, individually numbered set will contain an array of new and archival special features, a high-quality double-sided poster, and an exclusive 80-page book with extensively researched new writing by filmmaker Alex Cox, rare colour photography, and film credits.

Also available from Indicator on 21 January are world Blu-ray premiere editions of Francis Ford Coppola’s superb Vietnam War drama Gardens of Stone (1987), starring James Caan, Anjelica Huston and James Earl Jones, and Stanley Kramer’s dramatic portrayal of the 1960s student protest movement, R.P.M. (1970), featuring Anthony Quinn and Ann-Margret. And, finally, packing a punch on the same date will be the UK Blu-ray premiere of the Charles Bronson action vehicle Breakout (1975), directed by Tom Gries and co-starring Randy Quaid and Robert Duvall.

Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable Blu-ray editions contains a range of new and archival extra features, English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and comes packaged with a comprehensive book or booklet with newly commissioned writing, archival material, contemporary reviews, and full film credits.

 

The Last Movie Blu-ray cover art

The Last Movie (1971) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 21 January 2018 | £17.99

Dennis Hopper’s legendary, long-unavailable masterpiece is available for the first time ever in the UK.

Hopper followed the enormous international success of Easy Rider (1969) with this exuberant passion project – a delirious, free-wheeling epic production shot in Central America with an incredible cast (including Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Russ Tamblyn, Michelle Phillips, Tomas Milian and Sam Fuller) and an ambition to re-invent American cinema. Unseen for many years, this one-of-a-kind film can finally be experienced in a ravishing new 4K restoration.

Indicator Limited Blu-ray Edition features:

  • 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • The Guardian Interview with Dennis Hopper (1990): archival audio recording of the filmmaker and actor in conversation with Derek Malcolm at London’s National Film Theatre
  • Some Kind of Genius (1986): Paul Joyce’s documentary portrait of Dennis Hopper
  • Scene Missing (2012): a documentary directed by Alex Cox on the making of The Last Movie
  • Postcards from Peru (2018): new interviews with members of the original Peruvian cast and crew
  • The Dick Cavett Show (1971): a 1971 TV interview with Hopper
  • Dennis Hopper Video Introduction (2007)
  • Trailers: the original 1971 trailer and the 2018 reissue trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book containing extensively researched new writing by filmmaker Alex Cox, rare archival photography, and full film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change

 

Gardens of Stone Blu-ray cover art

Gardens of Stone (1987) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 21 January 2018 | £15.99

Francis Ford Coppola’s impressive return to the subject of the Vietnam War is a poignant and contemplative companion piece to his epic masterwork Apocalypse Now.

Set in 1968, the film reunites Coppola with Godfather star James Caan, who plays a disillusioned army sergeant stationed at Fort Meyers’ Arlington Cemetery and views the war in Vietnam as unwinnable, despairing at the dead arriving daily for burial from the front lines.

This powerful drama from one of American cinema’s most audacious filmmakers boasts a towering performance by Caan, and a superb supporting cast, including Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, Mary Stuart Masterson and DB Sweeney.

Indicator Limited Blu-ray Edition features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original stereo audio
  • Audio commentary with filmmaker and critic Jim Hemphill
  • Interview with Francis Ford Coppola(2018): an all-new interview with the multi award-winning director as he talks candidly about the production of Gardens of Stone
  • Interview with Anjelica Huston
  • 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 Neil Sinyard, an overview of contemporary critical responses, historic articles, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change

 

R.P.M. Blu-ray cover art

R.P.M. (1970) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 21 January 2018 | £15.99

The films of director Stanley Kramer (Ship of FoolsGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner?) reflected social and political concerns of their time and tackled controversial subjects head on. The little-seen 1970 feature R.P.M., set amidst the turmoil of late-60s anti-war student protests, is no exception. 

As activists seize control of a California college, a free-thinking, anti-establishment college professor (Anthony Quinn) finds himself in a precarious position when he’s invested as University President and must decide between restoring order or sanctioning a descent into anarchy.

Indicator Limited Blu-ray Edition features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historian Paul Talbot
  • Interview with composer Barry De Vorzon (2018)
  • Isolated music & effects track
  • Theatrical trailer
  • 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 Jeff Billington, an overview of contemporary critical responses, historic articles, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change

 

Breakout Blu-ray cover art

Breakout (1975) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 21 January 2018 | £15.99

Charles Bronson achieved superstar status in the 1970s with box-office successes such as The Mechanic, Mr. Majestyk and Death Wish, and 1975’s Breakout was one of Bronson’s biggest hits.

Inspired by real events, this tense adventure thriller casts Bronson as a tough mercenary pilot hired to fly into Mexico on a rescue mission – only to discover the real plan is to break a wealthy convict from a notorious prison.

Co-starring his real-life wife Jill Ireland, along with Randy Quaid, John Huston and the ever-exceptional Robert Duvall, Breakout is a thrilling action-ride, all set to a terrific Jerry Goldsmith score. 

Indicator Limited Blu-ray Edition features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historian Paul Talbot, author of Bronson's Loose! The Making of the ‘Death Wish’ Filmsand Bronson's Loose Again! On the Set with Charles Bronson
  • Filming ‘Breakout’ (1974): an on-location report made for French television, featuring interviews with Charles Bronson and Emilio Fernández
  • Super 8 version
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Radio 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 Paul Talbot, an overview of contemporary critical responses, historic articles, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change