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Two American chillers and more Ray Harryhausen on Blu-ray November

6 September 2017

This November, Indicator combines fantasy and fright to deliver another exciting month of unmissable releases. First, we return to the wonderful worlds of Ray Harryhausen to bring together three more of his much-loved films into another collectable box set. Then, they unleash a duo of dark and disturbing chillers onto Blu-ray for the very first time.

On 13 November, Indicator presents The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume 2: 1961-1964. This third and final Limited Edition box set of the pioneering visual effects giant’s celebrated work contains three more of the great Ray Harryhausen’s most beloved films: Mysterious Island (Cy Endfield, 1961), Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, 1963) and First Men in the Moon (Nathan Juran, 1964). The first and last of these classic adventures are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, and this numbered limited edition collection contains a wealth of essential extra features and comes packaged with an exclusive 80-page book.

Then, on 20 November, Indicator unleashes two Blu-ray premieres: Irvin Kershner’s stylish mystery Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), written by the legendary John Carpenter, and starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones in an early lead role; and Mike Nichol’s genre-bending Wolf (1994), with its all-star cast featuring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer and James Spader.

 

The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume 2: 1961-1964 box set artwork

Mysterious Island, Jason and the Argonats and First Men in the Moon covers

The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume 2: 1961-1964 | 13 November | £42.99

These all-time classic adventures, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented here in stunning 4K restorations. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including audio commentaries with the great Ray Harryhausen himself, a Jason and the Argonauts commentary with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, new interviews with SFX maestro Hal Hickel and genre-film expert Kim Newman – this ravishing Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

Indicator Limited Edition features:

  • 4K restorations from the original camera negatives 
  • Mono and 5.1 surround sound audio options 
  • Ray Harryhausen audio commentaries 
  • Additional Mysterious Island audio commentary with film historians Randall William Cook, C. Courtney Joyner and Steven C. Smith 
  • Additional Jason and the Argonauts audio commentary with filmmaker Peter Jackson and Randall William Cook 
  • Jason and the Argonauts original skeleton fight storyboards 
  • Ray Harryhausen on Mysterious Island
  • Hal Hickel on Mysterious Island (2017): new interview with the special effects maestro 
  • Kim Newman on Mysterious Island (2017): new appreciation by the author and genre-film expert 
  • Islands of Mystery: vintage featurette 
  • Randall William Cook Introduces First Men in the Moon
  • Tomorrow the Moon: vintage featurette 
  • New and exclusive interviews with crew members, including camera assistant Ray Andrew (Mysterious Island) and production manager Ted Wallis (First Men in the Moon)
  • Mysterious Island comic-book
  • Archival documentaries and interviews 
  • Super 8 versions of Mysterious Island and Jason and the Argonauts 
  • Isolated scores: experience the music of Bernard Herrmann (Mysterious Island) and Laurie Johnson (First Men in the Moon)
  • Original trailers, teasers, TV spots and promotional films
  • John Landis trailer commentary for First Men in the Moon 
  • Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials 
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with new essays by film experts Kim Newman and Tim Lucas, an in-depth oral history of all three films, and full film credits 
  • UK Blu-ray premieres of Mysterious Island and First Men in the Moon 
  • Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered units 
  • ...AND MORE!

 

Eyes of Laura Mars Blu-ray cover

Eyes of Laura Mars | 20 November | £15.99

Irvin Kershner’s stylish, violent cult thriller – from an original screenplay by John Carpenter – stars iconic star Faye Dunaway as glamorous fashion photographer Laura Mars, who begins to experience horrific visions when she ‘sees’ a series of brutal murders as they happen.

Indicator Limited Edition features:

  • High Definition remaster 
  • Original mono audio 
  • Audio commentary with director Irvin Kershner 
  • Making of documentary (1978, 7 mins) 
  • Eyes on Laura Mars (1999, 8 mins): on-set photography with commentary 
  • Original theatrical trailer 
  • David DeCoteau trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): a short critical appreciation 
  • 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 Rebecca Nicole Williams, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film 
  • World premiere on Blu-ray 
  • Limited Blu-ray Edition of 3,000 copies 
  • More TBC

 

Wolf Blu-ray cover

Wolf | 20 November | £15.99

Director Mike Nichols’ thrilling modern-day werewolf movie boasts a stellar cast, including Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, and presents itself as a witty and inventive hybrid of horror film, romantic thriller and biting satire about male anxiety and office politics, where the real monster is corporate greed.

Indicator Limited Edition features:

  • High Definition remaster 
  • Stereo audio 
  • 5.1 surround sound track
  • The Beast Inside: Creating Wolf (2017, 54 mins): a new documentary on the making of the film with new interviews from SFX legend Rick Baker, screenwriter Wesley Strick and producer Douglas Wick 
  • Never-before-seen archival interviews with actors Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader and Kate Nelligan 
  • Never-before-seen archival interviews with director Mike Nichols, producer Douglas Wick and writer Jim Harrison 
  • Never-before-seen archival interviews with SFX maestro Rick Baker and production designer Bo Welch 
  • B-roll footage 
  • Original theatrical trailer 
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography 
  • 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 Brad Stevens, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film 
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray 
  • Limited Blu-ray Edition of 3,000 copies 
  • More TBC