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Little seen British gems and more Peter Cushing from Indicator in February

16 November 2021

On 21 February (in the UK) and 22 February (in the US and Canada), Indicator presents three little-seen British gems in all-new Powerhouse Films restorations, along with the latest Peter Cushing title to join its catalogue.The titles in question are Anthony Friedmann’s Bartleby, Kevin Billington’s Voices, Kostas Karagiorgis’ The Devil's Men and Chris Petit's riveting P.D. James adaptation, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman. Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these essential releases contains expertly encoded presentations, a range of new and archival extra features, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, and booklets with new essays, historical articles, contemporary reviews, and film credits.

Full details below.

 

Bartleby Blu-ray cover art

BARTLEBY (1970) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

Based on Herman Melville’s celebrated short story Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, Anthony Friedmann’s unduly neglected film relocates the action to 1970s London and stars Oscar-winner Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons), John McEnery (Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet), and Thorley Walters (Hammer’s The Phantom of the Opera).

When a young office clerk, Bartleby (McEnery), becomes increasingly defeated by the pressures of modern life, he gradually opts out of all forms of social engagement and his frustrated employer (Scofield) does all he can to stop him from withdrawing entirely into his own world.

Superbly acted and exquisitely photographed, Bartleby is a rare gem of 1970s British cinema. Presented in a brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, this wry and complex drama makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray accompanied by a range of new and archival extra features.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • Original mono audio
  • Interview with writer-director Anthony Friedmann (2022)
  • Beat the Bomber (1975): anti-terrorism documentary short directed by Friedmann
  • Bartleby’s London (2022): an exploration of Bartleby’s locations
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
  • Bartleby (2017): stop-motion animation version of the Melville story, directed by Kristen Kee and Laura Naylor
  • Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Bartleby (2017)
  • Trailers for Bartleby (2017)
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Jeff Billington, archival interviews with star Paul Scofield and director Anthony Friedmann, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 2,000 copies for the UK

 

Voices Blu-ray cover

VOICES (1974) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

Real-life husband and wife David Hemmings (Blowup, Deep Red) and Gayle Hunnicutt (Eye of the Cat, Fragment of Fear) star in this tense British shocker from director Kevin Billington (The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer).

After a tragic family accident, Claire (Hunnicutt) suffers a mental breakdown. In an effort to help her recovery, Robert (Hemmings), her husband, takes her to convalesce in a grand country house, but her already fragile sanity is soon threatened by ghostly apparitions and terrifying visions. 

Shot on a mixture of film and video, this superb chiller is presented in a brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original separation masters by Powerhouse Films. Making its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, Voices is accompanied with a selection of newly produced extras and a comprehensive booklet.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original separation masters by Powerhouse Films
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writers Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman (2022)
  • Film historian Vic Pratt explores the early years of Hemmings’ production company Hemdale (2022)
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Julian Upton, archival interviews with actors David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt, a look at the source play, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 2,000 copies for the UK

 

The Devil's Men Blu-ray cover art

THE DEVIL'S MEN (1976) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

This offbeat horror film, starring genre icons Peter Cushing (The Revenge of Frankenstein, Star Wars), Donald Pleasence (You Only Live Twice, Halloween), and Luan Peters (Twins of Evil, Doctor Who), and featuring a score by the legendary Brian Eno, tells of a Satanic cult, led by Cushing, that is abducting tourists for ritual sacrifice – and only Pleasence’s priest can save them.

An eccentric, bloody cult shocker, The Devil’s Men (also known as Land of the Minotaur) makes its world Blu-ray debut, presenting both the original and US cuts of the film in a new 2K restoration from the original negative, and accompanied by new and archival extras, including a feature-length Super 8 version of the film.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • New 2K restoration from the original negative
  • Two presentations of the film: The Devil’s Men (94 mins), the original cut; and Land of the Minotaur (86 mins), the shorter US theatrical version
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with critics and authors David Flint and Adrian J Smith (2022)
  • The John Player Lecture with Peter Cushing (1973): the legendary actor in conversation at the National Film Theatre, London
  • Interview with producer Frixos Constantine (2022)
  • Feature-length Super 8 version (94 mins)
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Andrew Graves, an archival interview with star Donald Pleasence, extracts from original promotional materials, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 2,000 copies for the UK

 

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman Blu-ray cover art

AN UNSUITABLE JOB FOR A WOMAN (1982) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | £15.99

Adapted from P D James’ classic crime novel, this stylish, little-seen thriller stars Billie Whitelaw (The OmenThe Krays), Pippa Guard (The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark), and Dominic Guard (Absolution).

After finding her boss dead in his office, Cordelia Gray (Pippa Guard) takes over duties at his private detective agency. When a woman asks her to investigate the apparent suicide of a young man, she takes on her first case and gets entangled in a web of dark family secrets.

Presented in a brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, this powerful, unconventional thriller from filmmaker and novelist Chris Petit – director of the cult classic Radio On – makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray accompanied by new interviews with cast and crew. 

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • Original mono audio
  • Interview with director Chris Petit (2022)
  • Interview with actor Dominic Guard (2022) 
  • Interview with producer Don Boyd (2022)
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Claire Monks, an archival piece by Chris Petit, production reports on the making of the film, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 2,000 copies for the UK
All special features are subject to change.