February Indicator Release Slate Has Peter Greenaway And Dennis Potter

February Indicator Release slate will be all about , 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.

Presented in a new 4K restoration, ENDLESS NIGHT (1972) is the final feature of writer-director Sidney Gilliat, capping a career that encompassed screenplays for Alfred Hitchcock and Carol Reed, the anarchic St. Trinian’s comedies, 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, Per Oscarsson and George Sanders.

Unfairly neglected since its original low-key cinema run, SECRET FRIENDS (1991) is the only feature to be written and directed by Dennis Potter (Pennies from Heaven, The 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.

Finally, Peter Greenaway’s THE PILLOW BOOK (1996) is 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), and inspired by Sei Shōnagon’s first-century diary, the film is an audio-visual tour de force, and among Greenaway’s most daring and adventurous works. This release will also feature the director’s 1992 short film, Rosa, made with the same key creative talent as The Pillow Book, newly restored from the original negative.

Endless Night | Crime, Drama | 17th February 2020


INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL 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 | Drama, Fantasy | 17th February 2020


INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL 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

The Pillow Book | Drama | 17th February 2020


INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL 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

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