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Sturges, Sollima and Santo the Silver Masked Man from Indicator in December

18 August 2022

This December, Indicator presents an eclectic selection of deluxe Limited Editions, ranging from a festive Hollywood comedy, to a spaghetti western classic, and the earliest films of a Mexican cultural icon.

Released on 5 December in the UK, Remember the Night is a sparkling festive comedy romance from the pen of the mighty Preston Sturges, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. Also on 5 December in the UK comes the politically charged spaghetti western classic The Big Gundown from Sergio Sollima starring Lee Van Cleef and Thomas Milan. Finally, on 5 December in the UK, and 6 December in the US, we release the two-disc Blu-ray set Enter Santo: The First Adventures of the Silver Masked Man, presenting the earliest films starring the legendary luchador El Santo. All three titles are available in deluxe, individually numbered Limited Editions, featuring new and archival extra features, posters and 80-page books. 

 

Remember the Night Blu-ray cover art

REMEMBER THE NIGHT (USA 1946) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 5 December 2022 | £18.99

With its sparkling screenplay by Preston Sturges (The Great McGintyThe Palm Beach Story), this much-loved romantic comedy paired screen legends Barbara Stanwyck (The Lady EveForty Guns) and Fred MacMurray (Double IndemnityThe Absent-Minded Professor) for the very first time.

Stanwyck plays Lee Leander, a shoplifter who faces a lonely Christmas in prison, while MacMurray is the strait-laced New York District Attorney who takes pity on her and organises her release on bail. After he offers to drive her to visit her family, a trouble-filled road-trip ensues and an unlikely romance blossoms.

Directed by Mitchell Leisen (Easy LivingHold Back the Dawn), and featuring acting support from Beulah Bondi (It’s a Wonderful Life) and Elizabeth Patterson (The Cat and the Canary), Remember the Night is an all-time classic comedy from Hollywood's golden age. This individually numbered Limited Edition includes a fascinating selection of new and archival extra features, a poster, and an 80-page book.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film historian Adrian Martin (2022)
  • Geoff Andrew on ‘Remember the Night’ (2022): the author and programmer revisits the film, exploring the contributions of star Fred MacMurray, writer Preston Sturges and director Mitchell Leisen
  • Pamela Hutchinson on Barbara Stanwyck (2022): the critic assesses the life and career of the iconic silver-screen star, and her role in Remember the Night
  • Lux Radio Theatre: ‘Remember the Night’ (1940): radio adaptation which sees MacMurray and Stanwyck reprise their roles from the film
  • Lux Radio Theatre: ‘Remember the Night’ (1942): second radio adaptation, this time pairing MacMurray with Jean Arthur
  • Hollywood Victory Canteen (1945): short promotional film starring Barbara Stanwyck and many other Hollywood names, including Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, and Alan Ladd
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Rick Burin, archival interviews with cast and crew, articles on the careers of director Mitchell Leisen and screenwriter Preston Sturges, an overview of contemporary critical responses, writing on Hollywood Victory Canteen, and full film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive poster
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
All extras subject to change

 

The Big Gundown Blu-ray cover art

THE BIG GUNDOWN (Italy/Spain 1966) | Limited Edition Blu-ray | 5 December 2022 | £22.99

Released the same year as Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Sergio Corbucci’s DjangoThe Big Gundown (La resa di conti) is a classic spaghetti western. Directed by the great Sergio Sollima (Face to FaceViolent City) this brutal film elevated western regular Lee Van Cleef (Ride Lonesome) to his first ever starring role. 

When bounty hunter Jonathan Corbett (Van Cleef) is hired to track down a Mexican peasant (Tomas Milian, in a career-defining role) who has been accused of an appalling crime, he is initially outwitted by the wily bandit. However, the relationship between the two men soon takes an unexpected turn and they team up to take on railroad baron Brockton (Walter Barnes). 

With its rousing score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone, and its politically charged screenplay by Sergio Donati (Once Upon a Time in the West) and Franco Solinas (The Battle of Algiers), The Big Gundown has earned its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential Italian westerns.

This individually numbered Limited Edition includes three versions of the film – the US theatrical cut, the extended US cut, and the original 110-minute Italian version – along with a fascinating selection of new and archival extra features, a poster, and an 80-page book.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • 2K restorations
  • Three feature presentations: La resa dei conti (110 mins): the original Italian theatrical version, presented with both Italian and English soundtracks; the original US theatrical version (90 mins); and the extended US cut (95 mins) with scenes added for television broadcast
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with writers and film experts Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman on the Italian theatrical version (2022)
  • Audio commentary with film historians C Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke on the extended US cut (2013)
  • Spaghetti Western Memories (2012): documentary in which director Sergio Sollima and actor Tomas Milian revisit this much-heralded western
  • Tomas Milian: Acting on Instinct (2013): the genre-film star revisits The Big Gundown and reveals some of his acting secrets
  • Stephen Thrower on ‘The Big Gundown’(2022): the author and musician on the unique qualities of Sollima’s classic
  • Austin Fisher on ‘The Big Gundown’(2022): the author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema situates the film in the wider context of the genre
  • Isolated music & effects tracks
  • Original US theatrical trailers
  • Original Italian theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Image galleries: production stills and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Italian cinema expert Roberto Curti, archival interviews with Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, and Sergio Sollima, extracts from the film’s promotional materials, an examination of the work of co-screenwriter Franco Solinas, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive poster
  • UK premiere on any home video format
  • Limited edition of 5,000 copies
All extras subject to change

 

Enter Santo: The First Adventures of the Silver-Masked Man Blu-ray cover art

ENTER SANTO: THE FIRST ADVENTURES OF THE SILVER-MASKED MAN (Mexico 1961)
Limited Edition Blu-ray | 5 December 2022 | £24.99

Immediately recognisable by his distinctive silver mask, the heroic wrestler known as El Santo (‘The Saint’) was Mexico’s most popular luchador, becoming a folk hero and the star of a hugely popular series of action films. Enter Santo: The First Adventures of the Silver-Masked Man presents the two earliest cinematic excursions of this icon of Mexican popular culture. 

In Santo vs. Evil Brain (Santo contra cerebro del mal), the dastardly Doctor Campos is kidnapping and brainwashing scientists. When undercover detective Santo falls prey to Campos’ scheme, Lieutenant Zambrano (Enrique Zambrano) and El Incognito (Fernando Osés) must come to his assistance to foil Campos’ plans. Meanwhile, in the same year’s Santo vs. Infernal Men (Santo contra hombres infernales), the trio of Santo, El Incognito, and Zambrano team up once again to fight a band of drug smugglers. 

Shot in Cuba in the final days before Fidel Castro entered Havana, these two films represent the celluloid birth of a true screen legend, and spawned a further fifty Santo films. Beautifully restored in 4K from the original negatives, these thrilling films finally receive their world Blu-ray premieres in this individually numbered Limited Edition two-disc set, complete with new and archival extra features, including a feature-length documentary, a poster, and an 80-page book.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY FEATURES:

  • Brand new 4K restorations from the original camera negatives of Santo vs. Evil Brain and Santo vs. Infernal Men
  • Original mono audio
  • Perdida (2011), feature-length documentary by Viviana García-Besné, granddaughter of Jorge García-Besné, exploring her family’s massive contribution to Mexican cinema, including initiating the Santo series
  • Archival interview with actor Joaquín Cordero (2010)
  • Santo vs. Evil Brain restoration comparison
  • Santo vs. Infernal Men restoration comparison
  • Perdida image gallery: stills collection from the Calderón family
  • New and improved optional English translation subtitles
  • Limited Edition exclusive 80-page book
  • Limited Edition exclusive poster
  • World premieres on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 6,000 copies for the UK and US
All extras subject to change