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Siegel, Richardson, Nichols & Schrader on Indicator Blu-ray in January

2 November 2017

Kicking off its release schedule for 2018, Indicator has announced UK Blu-ray premiere editions of four era-defining American films: Don Siegel's action-packed thriller Charley Varrick (1973), starring Walter Matthau and Joe Don Baker; Mike Nichols’ underrated and little-seen comic caper The Fortune (1975), starring Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Stockard Channing; Paul Schrader’s powerfully charged drama Blue Collar (1978), starring Harvey Keitel, Richard Pryor and Yaphet Kotto; and Tony Richardson’s tense and brutal The Border (1982) starring Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel and Valerie Perrine.

Released on 22 January, these Blu-ray-only editions are mastered from the finest available materials, with expertly encoded presentations, a range of new and archival extra features, and English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Published in limited runs, these first pressings also contain Limited Edition exclusive booklets containing newly commissioned writing, contemporary articles and reviews, and full film credits.


Charley Varrick Blu-ray packshot

Charley Varrick (1973)

Charley Varrick (Walter Matthau) is a former stunt-pilot who makes his living robbing small banks in the American Southwest. His latest heist sees him unwittingly steal from the local mafia, setting a psychotic hit-man on his trail and unleashing a maelstrom of violence and destruction. Directed by the great Don Siegel (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dirty Harry), Charley Varrick is one of the best thrillers of the 70s: action-packed, memorably lurid and gleefully unsentimental.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray special features:

High Definition remaster 

  • Original mono audio 
  • Last of the Independents: Don Siegel and the Making of ‘Charley Varrick’ (2015, 72 mins): a feature-length documentary on the making of the film 
  • The Guardian Lecture with Don Siegel (1973, tbc mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Tony Sloman at London's National Film Theatre 
  • The Guardian Lecture with Walther Matthau (1988, tbc mins): archival audio recording of an interview at London's National Film Theatre 
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation 
  • Original 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 author and critic Richard Combs, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film 
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray 
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies 
  • ...AND MORE!


The Fortune Blu-ray packshot

The Fortune (1975)

This high-concept, big-budget screwball comedy directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Wolf) stars Warren Beatty (Mickey One, Bonnie and Clyde) as a slick con man and Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Border) as his dim-witted sidekick trying to get their hands on the fortune of a hapless young heiress played by Stockard Channing (Grease, The West Wing). A commercial failure on its initial release, this buoyant and beautifully staged madcap comedy is ripe for rediscovery and reappraisal.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray special features:

  • High Definition remaster 
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio Commentary with critic and film historian Nick Pinkerton
  • Mike Nichols and Elaine May in Conversation (2006, tbc mins): the two friends and filmmakers in discussion, recorded at New York’s Walter Reade Theater 
  • A new filmed appreciation by professor Kyle Stevens, author of Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism (2017, tbc mins)
  • Isolated Music and Effects Track
  • Original 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 Martyn Conterio, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray 
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies 
  • ...AND MORE!


Blue Collar Blu-ray packshot

Blue Collar (1978)

After writing Taxi Driver for Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader made his directorial debut with this profane and profound drama about life on the factory floor of a Detroit car manufacturing plant. With explosive performances from the great Richard Pryor (Silver Streak, Stir Crazy), Harvey Keitel (The Border, Pulp Fiction) and Yaphet Kotto (Live and Let Die, Alien), Blue Collar presents one of the most authentic portraits of working-class life in all American cinema, and is one of the finest films of the 1970s.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray special features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Paul Schrader and author Maitland McDonagh 
  • A new filmed appreciation by filmmaker and actor Keith Gordon (2017, tbc mins)
  • Interview with Paul Schrader (1982, tbc mins): an interview with film expert Tony Rayns
  • Original 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 author and critic Brad Stevens, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies 
  • ...AND MORE!


The Border Blu-ray packshot

The Border (1982)

Jack Nicholson (The Last Detail, Wolf) gives one of his finest and most subtle performances as a hard-working but deeply disillusioned Mexican border-guard in this tough thriller from renowned British filmmaker Tony Richardson (Look Back in Anger, A Taste of Honey).

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray special features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio Commentary with critic and film historian Nick Pinkerton
  • The Guardian Lecture with Tony Richardson (1991, tbc mins): archival audio recording of an interview at London's National Film Theatre
  • Original 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 author Scott Harrison, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies 
  • ...AND MORE!