20 April 2024
The Final Programme out soon from Studiocanal

Studiocanal Giving Cult Sci-Fi The Final Programme A Cult Classic Collection Release

We love Studiocanal‘s deep diverse catalogue of titles especially those that fall under their Cult Classics Collection. The latest film set for re-release will be the The Final Programme a weird, wild, totally unique and very British 1970s mind-bender.

Jon Finch (Frenzy) heads an impressive cast as the flamboyant anti-hero of this dystopian, darkly humorous and very adult sci-fi thriller from director Robert Fuest (the Dr Phibes horror films starring Vincent Price, original The Avengers TV series).

Based on cult novelist Michael Moorcock‘s acclaimed 1968 novel, and produced by David Puttnam (Stardust, Chariots of Fire)  is presented here in a new restoration making it’s Blu-ray premiere, which brilliantly showcases Fuest’s flamboyant and stylish visuals and production design.

In a far-off future, mankind is in a state of decay. But a group of scientists believe they have found the means to move humanity on to its next level in the creation of an ideal, self-replicating – and thus immortal – human being. Jerry Cornelius, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and playboy adventurer, is vital to the project’s success: his recently deceased father devised the formula of this ‘final programme’. However, the formula is captured on a microfilm hidden in the vaults of the family’s mansion, and jealously guarded by Jerry’s drug-addicted, psychopathic brother, Frank…
The Final Programme coming soon to studiocanal
-Brand new interview with Jenny Runacre
-Brandnew Kim Newman on Fuest & The Final Programme featurette
-Italian title sequence
The Blu-ray edition comes with four collector’s art cards

The amazing cast makes the film a must-watch in itself . That cast includes the legendary American actor Sterling Hayden (in what seems like a carry on of his wild role in Dr. Strangelove), Jenny Runacre (Antonioni’s The Passenger), Graham Crowden (Britannia Hospital), Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange, The Avengers), Ronald Lacey (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Harry Andrews (Hawk the Slayer), and genre favourites Julie Ege (The Mutations) and Sarah Douglas (Superman).

The Final Programme will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 20th February.

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