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Night Tide, Winter Kills, Resurrected & Orphans from Indicator in January

7 November 2019

On 27 January, Indicator begins the new year with two offbeat classics of American 60s and 70s cinema and a pair of uncompromising British dramas from the 80s and 90s.

Curtis Harrington’s acclaimed Night Tide (1961), starring Dennis Hopper in his first lead role, receives its UK Blu-ray premiere. Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a new 4K restoration, this individually numbered, limited-edition set contains an exclusive bonus Blu-ray disc containing Harrington’s short films, plus an 80-page book and a set of facsimile lobby cards.

Also receiving its UK Blu-ray premiere is William Richert’s brilliantly off-kilter conspiracy thriller Winter Kills (1979). Featuring an all-star cast that includes Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Toshirō Mifune, Eli Wallach, Elizabeth Taylor, Tomas Milian and many other famous faces, this dark vision of political corruption is presented in two cuts from a new 4K restoration.

Paul Greengrass’ unflinching Resurrected (1989) finally gets its UK Blu-ray premiere release. Based on real-life events which occurred during and after the Falklands conflict, this intense drama features a star-making turn from David Thewlis, as well as affecting performances from British screen icons Tom Bell and Rita Tushingham.

Last but far from least is Peter Mullan’s jet-black comedy of familial grief, Orphans (1998). This modern classic of Scottish cinema features powerful performances from Douglas Henshall and Gary Lewis, and is presented alongside a selection of Mullan’s gritty short films and a new documentary that examines the film and its legacy.

 

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Night Tide (USA 1961) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 27 January 2019 | £21.99

Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a new 4K restoration, Curtis Harrington’s acclaimed fantasy-thriller, featuring Dennis Hopper (The Last Movie) in his first starring role, is an offbeat classic of American cinema. Hopper plays a sailor on shore leave, when he meets a young woman (Linda Lawson) who may not be as she seems...

Exclusive to this two-disc set is a bonus Blu-ray devoted to Harrington’s short films, encompassing his seven decades as a filmmaker and featuring experimental works, documentaries, and the two adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher that bookended his career.

Limited Edition 2x Blu-ray contents:

Disc One: Night Tide

  • New 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Curtis Harrington and actor Dennis Hopper (1998)
  • Audio commentary with writer and film programmer Tony Rayns (2020)
  • Harrington on Harrington (2018, 25 mins): wide-ranging archival interview with the filmmaker
  • Sinister Image: Curtis Harrington (1987, 57 mins): two episodes from David Del Valle’s series devoted to cult cinematic figures in conversation, featuring a career-spanning interview with the director
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Disc Two: Dream Logic – The Short Films of Curtis Harrington (Limited Edition exclusive)
  • High Definition remasters
  • Original mono audio
  • Eight short films spanning Harrington’s seven decades as a filmmaker, including experimental works, documentaries and his career-bookending Edgar Allan Poe adaptations: The Fall of the House of Usher(1942, 10 mins); Fragment of Seeking (1946, 14 mins); Picnic (1948, 23 mins); On the Edge (1949, 6 mins); The Assignation (1953, 8 mins); The Wormwood Star (1956, 10 mins); The Four Elements (1966, 13 mins); Usher (2002, 37 mins)
  • Image gallery: production photography and a rare selection from Harrington’s personal collection
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book featuring new writing on Night Tide by Paul Duane, Curtis Harrington on Night Tide and the short films, archival articles by Harrington on horror cinema, experimental films and the making of Picnic, an overview of critical responses, Peter Conheim on the restoration of Night Tide, and film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive set of five facsimile lobby cards
  • UK premieres on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

 

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Winter Kills (USA 1979) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

Based on a novel by Richard Condon (The Manchurian Candidate), William Richert’s brilliantly off-kilter conspiracy thriller features an all-star cast, including Jeff Bridges (Jagged Edge), John Huston (Breakout), Elizabeth Taylor (Secret Ceremony), Tomas Milian (The Last Movie), and many other famous faces. This dark vision of political corruption is presented in two cuts from a new 4K restoration.

Limited Edition Blu-ray contents:

  • New 4K restoration
  • Two presentations of the film: the 1983 director’s cut (97 mins); the original theatrical cut (90 mins)
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writer-director William Richert (2003)
  • Who Killed ‘Winter Kills’? (2003, 38 mins): retrospective documentary on the making of the film, featuring Richert, actors Jeff Bridges and Belinda Bauer, director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, and production designer Robert Boyle
  • Reunion (2003, 9 mins): Richert and Bridges reflect on the film’s colourful production
  • Star Stories (2003, 8 mins): Richert discusses the film’s extraordinary all-star cast
  • Things Happening in Secret (2020, 31 mins): critic and writer Glenn Kenny explores the history and legacy of conspiracy thrillers
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Josh Olson trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): short critical appreciation
  • Radio spot
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Anne Billson, archival accounts of the making of the film, Richert on Winter Kills, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

 

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Resurrected (UK 1980) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

The extraordinary feature film debut from Paul Greengrass (The Bourne SupremacyUnited 93) is a disturbing and powerful true story of a British soldier (David Thewlis – Naked) injured and lost during the 1980s Falklands conflict. Presumed dead, he’s given full military honours; but on returning he’s treated with distrust and shame, and accused of desertion.

Also featuring excellent performances from Rita Tushingham (A Taste of HoneyDoctor Zhivago) and Tom Bell (The L-Shaped RoomThe Krays), Resurrected is an intense and provocative drama, a powerful cry against institutional violence and political indifference.

Limited Edition Blu-ray contents:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Paul Greengrass on ‘Resurrected’ (2011, 19 mins): archival interview in which the director discusses the origins and creation of the film
  • David Thewlis on ‘Resurrected’ (2011, 17 mins): archival interview in which the actor examines the process of playing the lead role
  • Filming the Unthinkable (2020, 5 mins): new interview with iconic British actor Rita Tushingham
  • The IWM Oral History with Philip Williams (1992, 67 mins): archival audio recording, made by the Imperial War Museum, featuring the real-life inspiration for Resurrected recalling his experiences in the Falklands War
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Julian Petley, Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Martin Allen on Resurrected, extracts from an archival interview with Philip Williams, an overview of critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

 

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Orphans (UK 1998) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

Renowned Scottish actor Peter Mullan (TrainspottingMy Name Is Joe) made his feature film directing debut with this fierce jet-black comedy of familial grief shot in and around the streets of Glasgow where he grew up.

As four siblings reunite for the funeral of their mother, Orphans blends realist drama, wildly absurdist humour, and moving social observation. Gleefully unsentimental and taking wicked delight in subverting audience expectations, Orphans is a dark, dangerous, funny and extraordinarily touching modern classic of Scottish cinema.

Limited Edition Blu-ray contents:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio tracks
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Peter Mullan (2000)
  • Orphans Reunited (2019, 60 mins): Hopscotch Films’ 20th-anniversary documentary featuring interviews with Mullan, actors Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Stephen McCole, and Rosemarie Stevenson, composer Craig Armstrong, and others
  • The Making of ‘Orphans’ (2000, 38 mins): archival documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage
  • Deleted scenes with optional director commentary (12 mins)
  • Audition tapes with optional director commentary (17 mins)
  • Three short films directed by Mullan: Close (1994, 17 mins), Good Day for the Bad Guys (1995, 23 mins), and Fridge (1995, 21 mins)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Michael Pattison, an archival article by Mullan, Mullan’s open letter to FilmFour, critical responses, and film credits
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies