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Eve, Sweet Charity and I, Monster on Indicator Blu-ray in August

11 June 2020

On 24 August, Indicator travels through continents, genres and time to present a diverse trio of cinematic gems, each exploring the dark and light sides of human nature: Joseph Losey's Eve (aka Eva); Bob Fosse's feature debut Sweet Charity; and Stephen Week's smart Amicus horror I, Monster.

 

Eve Blu-ray cover art

EVE (1962) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

Jeanne Moreau (Jules et Jim) and Stanley Baker (Yesterday’s Enemy) star as two lovers caught in a deadly affair in Joseph Losey’s 1962 adaptation of the James Hadley Chase novel. A highly personal project for Losey, Eve was blighted by producer interference, and was heavily cut for its general release under the title Eva. Powerhouse Films is presenting the longest known version of the film for the very first time on home video in this definitive, world premiere Blu-ray edition. 

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • Brand new 4K scan of EYE Filmmuseum’s photochemical restoration of the longest known version of the film (130 mins)
  • High Definition remaster of the original European theatrical release version of Eva (109 mins)
  • High Definition remaster of the alternative The Devil’s Woman version (109 mins)
  • Original mono audio
  • Archival Interview with Joseph Losey (1967): the acclaimed director discusses Eve in this extract from the French television programme Cinéma
  • Archival Interview with Jeanne Moreau (1972): extract from the French television programme Tête d'affiche, featuring the celebrated star in conversation with actor France Roche
  • The BEHP Interview with Reginald Beck (1987): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the editor, and regular Losey collaborator, in conversation with Alan Lawson
  • All About Eve (2020): interview with filmmaker Gavrik Losey, son of Joseph Losey
  • A Creation Myth (2020): appreciation by author and film historian Neil Sinyard
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • Original UK and French theatrical trailers
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Phuong Le, Joseph Losey on Eve, a look at the James Hadley Chase source novel, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Simona Monizza on the EYE Filmmuseum restoration of Eve, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

 

Sweet Charity Blu-ray box art

SWEET CHARITY (1969) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £18.99

The feature debut of the great Bob Fosse (Cabaret, All That Jazz) based on the Broadway hit, Sweet Charity is a musical re-imagining of Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, starring the wonderful Shirley MacLaine as a taxi dancer looking for love and escape in hippy-era New York.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • 4K restoration of the 157-minute Roadshow version, complete with Overture, Entr’acte and Exit Music
  • 4K restoration of the general release version, with the original and alternative endings
  • Alternative 2.0 stereo, 4.0 stereo and 5.1 surround soundtrack options
  • Audio commentary with film historians Lee Gambin, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Cara Mitchell (2020)
  • The John Player Lecture with Shirley MacLaine (1971): archival audio recording of the celebrated actor in conversation at London’s National Film Theatre
  • From Stage to Screen: A Director’s Dilemma (1969): original promotional film featuring interview material with Bob Fosse and rare behind-the-scenes footage
  • The Art of Exaggeration (1969): original promotional film profiling the work of famed costume designer Edith Head
  • Interview with Sonja Haney (2020): audio recording of the dance assistant in conversation with Lee Gambin
  • Now and Then: Sammy Davis Jr (1968): archival interview featuring the actor and singer in conversation with broadcaster Bernard Braden
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with new essays by Pamela Hutchinson and Bill Rosenfield, Neil Simon on Sweet Charity, archival press coverage of the film’s release including an interview with Shirley MacLaine, extracts from the pressbook, Federico Fellini on Sweet Charity, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive double-sided poster
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

 

I, Monster Blu-ray cover art

I, MONSTER (1971) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

Horror icons Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing team up once again for an Amicus take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Lee occupying the role of the scientist and his deadly alter ego. Directed by Stephen Weeks, making his first feature aged twenty-two, I, Monster presents an inventive take on an iconic tale.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • New 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from original film materials
  • Two presentations of the film: the original 75-minute theatrical cut; and the extended 80-minute version
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director Stephen Weeks (2020)
  • The BEHP Interview with Peter Tanner – Part One, 1914–1939 (1987): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated editor in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines
  • Introduction by Stephen Laws (2020): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author
  • Stephen Weeks at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1998): archival video recording of the director in conversation
  • Interview with Milton Subotsky (1985): archival audio recording of the famed producer
  • Interview with Carl Davis (2020): the renowned composer discusses his score
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Kim Newman and David Flint trailer commentary (2017): short critical appreciation by the genre-film experts
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Josephine Botting, Milton Subotsky on I, Monster, an archival interview with Stephen Weeks, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies