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Endless Night, Secret Friends & The Pillow Book from Indicator in February

5 December 2019

On 17 February, Indicator focuses its attention on a trio of works by three British greats: Sidney Gilliat, whose work in the film industry spanned many decades and many classics; Dennis Potter, one of British television’s most important and controversial figures; and the iconoclastic Peter Greenaway, who makes films like no other.

Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable limited editions contain extensive collections of new and archival extra features, and English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

 

Endless Night Blu-ray cover art

Endless Night (1972) | Blu-ray | 17 February 2020 | £15.99

Presented in a new 4K restoration, the final feature by Sidney Gilliat, Endless Night capped a career that encompassed screenplays for Alfred Hitchcock and Carol Reed, the anarchic St. Trinian’scomedies, and his own directorial gems such as mystery-thriller Green for Danger.

Adapting Agatha Christie’s celebrated novel of the same name, the film reunites the co-stars of cult classic Twisted Nerve, Hywel Bennett (The Virgin Soldiers) and Hayley Mills (Take a Girl Like You), and boasts an impressive supporting cast including Britt Ekland (The Wicker Man), Per Oscarsson (A Dandy in Aspic) and George Sanders (All About Eve).

Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • New 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • The BEHP Interview with Sidney Gilliat (1990): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the renowned writer and director in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines
  • The John Player Lecture with Bernard Herrmann (1972): the celebrated composer in conversation at London’s National Film Theatre
  • New interview with actor Hayley Mills (2020)
  • Bernard in Britain (2020): appreciation of Bernard Herrmann’s ‘British period’ by author and historian Neil Sinyard
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Anne Billson, Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat on Endless Night, an archival interview with Gilliat, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change

 

Secret Friends Blu-ray cover art

Secret Friends (1991) | Blu-ray | 17 February 2020 | £15.99

Unfairly neglected since its original low-key cinema run, Secret Friends is the only feature to be written and directed by Dennis Potter (Pennies from HeavenThe Singing Detective).

Made shortly after his hugely controversial mini-series Blackeyes, the film centres on a writer, played by Alan Bates (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), who descends into a kind of madness during a train journey as memories, fantasies and psychotic visions collide.

Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original stereo audio
  • New audio commentary with Graham Fuller, editor of Potter on Potter
  • Bon Vivant (2020): actor Ian McNeice recalls working with Dennis Potter
  • 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 Jeff Billington, Dennis Potter on the making of Secret Friends, an extract from Potter on Potter, an overview of critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change

 

Pillow Book Blu-ray cover art

The Pillow Book (1996) | Blu-ray | 17 February 2020 | £15.99

Inspired by Sei Shōnagon’s first-century diary, Peter Greenaway’s The Pillow Book is an audio-visual tour de force, and a showcase for one of British cinema’s most singular talents.

Starring Vivian Wu (8½ Women), Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) and Ken Ogata (Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters), the film is among Greenaway’s most daring and adventurous works.

Limited Edition Blu-ray features:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original stereo audio
  • Selected scenes commentary with Peter Greenaway (2015)
  • The Book of the Editor (2020): new interview with editor Chris Wyatt
  • Rosa (1992): performance film by Anne Teresa De Keersmaker’s Rosas dance company, directed by Peter Greenaway and shot by Sacha Vierny, presented in a new restoration from the original negative
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Original theatrical calligraphic subtitle presentation
  • New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Adam Scovell, Peter Greenaway on The Pillow Book, excerpts from Greenaway’s 26 Facts About Flesh and Ink and the original press book, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Anthony Nield on Rosa, and film credits
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change