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Horror, social drama, baseball and a twisty thriller from Indicator in August

20 May 2021

On 16 August, Indicator is to release an eclectic mix of films on Blu-ray, each featuring some of the world’s most celebrated and acclaimed acting talent. Corruption finds the legendary Peter Cushing playing a murderous, high-class plastic surgeon in a grim updating of Eyes Without a Face. The People Next Door stars Eli Wallach and Julie Harris in an unflinching portrayal of a New York family ripped apart by drug abuse. Based on the best-selling 1973 novel of the same name by William Brashler, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is set amid the segregated African American baseball league of the 1930s. And finally, the definitive 1980s erotic thriller, Jagged Edge stars Jeff Bridges (Fat City) as a newspaper publisher accused of murdering his wife, and Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction) as the attorney with whom he has an affair.

 

Corruption Blu-ray cover art

CORRUPTION (1968) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 16 August 2021 | £18.99

In the 1960s, director Robert Hartford-Davis (The Black TormentThe Fiend) teamed up with producer/cameraman Peter Newbrook (The Asphyx) to make a series of low-budget films capitalising on the cinematic crazes of the day. In 1968, the duo stridently ventured into the surgical horror subgenre with Corruption, a grim update of Eyes Without a Face, transposed into the scenic south-coast seaside town of Seaford, via Swinging Sixties London. 

In a surprising performance, Peter Cushing (Captain Clegg, The Revenge of Frankenstein) stars as a high-class plastic surgeon who is driven to murder as part of a demented quest to rebuild the decaying visage of his fashion model wife (Sue Lloyd, The Ipcress File), who has been severely scarred at a party.

A film that pushed the envelope of gore and sleaze in its era, Corruption is presented on home video for the first time in the UK.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • 2K restoration from the original negative
  • Two feature presentations: the theatrical version (92 mins); and the more graphic international version (91 mins)
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with Peter Cushing biographer David Miller and English Gothic author Jonathan Rigby (2013)
  • The BEHP Interview with Peter Newbrook (1995): career-spanning audio interview with the producer and cameraman, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring Newbrook in conversation with Alan Lawson and Roy Fowler
  • The Guardian Lecture with Peter Cushing (1986): audio recording of an interview with the legendary actor recorded at the National Film Theatre, London
  • Interview with actor Phillip Manikum (2021)
  • Interview with actor Billy Murray (2012)
  • Interview with actor Jan Waters (2012)
  • Whatever Happened to Wendy Varnals? (2013): interview with the English actor
  • Stephen Laws Introduces ‘Corruption’ (2021): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author
  • The Unkindest Cuts (2021): critic and writer Michael Brooke on the history of surgical horror
  • Edgar Wright trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation
  • Original UK theatrical trailer
  • Original US theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Radio spots
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • Director’s shooting script gallery
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Laura Mayne, archival articles and interviews, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive replica production stills
  • UK home video premiere 
  • Limited edition of 5,000 copies

 

The People Next Door Blu-ray cover art

THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR (1970) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 16 August 2021 | £15.99

The People Next Door is an unflinching portrayal of a New York family torn asunder by drug abuse. Eli Wallach (Winter Kills) and Julie Harris (The Haunting) give compelling performances as parents whose marriage is pushed to the brink when their daughter Maxie (Deborah Winters) experiments with LSD and heroin, before experiencing a mental breakdown. Assuredly directed by David Greene (I Start Counting, Gray Lady Down), making his first American feature, and beautifully shot by Gordon Willis (Little MurdersThe Godfather), The People Next Door is an unjustly forgotten melodrama, returning to UK screens for the first time since the days of VHS.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • 4K restoration from the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with actor Rutanya Alda and film historian Lee Gambin (2021)
  • Vic Pratt on David Greene (2021): appreciation of the British filmmaker’s eclectic career
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Peter Tonguette, an overview of the reception of the controversial television play on which the film is based, an archival interview with star Eli Wallach, a look at the film’s soundtrack album, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
  • UK Blu-ray premiere 
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

 

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Blu-ray cover art

THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS & MOTOR KINGS (1979) | Limited Edition Blu-ray |
16 August 2021 | £15.99

Produced by Motown and based on the best-selling 1973 novel of the same name by William Brashler – considered to be one of the greatest sporting books ever written – The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is set amid the segregated African American baseball league of the 1930s, and follows one enterprising team’s journey from humble beginnings to championship-winning success. Directed with flair by John Badham (Saturday Night FeverDracula), this classic feel-good comedy features a stellar cast including a pre-Star Wars pairing of Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones, and comedy legend Richard Pryor (Blue Collar).

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • High Definition remaster 
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director John Badham (2007)
  • Interview with actor Billy Dee Williams (2021)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • John Badham trailer commentary (2013)
  • Radio spots
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Rebecca Nicole Williams, archival reports on a promotional baseball match between the casts of The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings and The Bad News Bears, an archival interview with star Billy Dee Williams, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

 

Jagged Edge Blu-ray cover art

JAGGED EDGE (1985) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 16 August 2021 | £15.99

A classic neo-noir and a definitive 1980s erotic thriller, Jagged Edge stars Jeff Bridges (Fat CityWinter Kills) as a dashing newspaper publisher accused of brutally slaying his rich socialite wife in order to inherit her fortune. Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction) plays the high-achieving female attorney who is compromised when she enters into a torrid and steamy love affair with the accused.

Sleek, stylish and suspenseful, Jagged Edge benefits from assured direction by Richard Marquand (The Legacy), an ingenious script from Joe Eszterhas (Basic Instinct), and seasoned character actors Robert Loggia (The Garment Jungle, Scarface) and Peter Coyote (Bitter Moon) providing memorable support.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original stereo audio
  • Alternative 5.1 surround sound track
  • Interview with writer Joe Eszterhas (2021)
  • Cutting Edge (2021): interview with editor Sean Barton
  • David Huckvale on John Barry (2021): appreciation of the score by the acclaimed author and musicologist
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Radio spot
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Maitland McDonagh, extracts from archival interviews with director Richard Marquand, a look at the making of the film, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies