The world's foremost actor, Laurence Olivier, and one of America's greatest playwrights, Eugene O'Neill, are brought together in this acclaimed stage production, by the National Theatre Company, of O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Long Day’s Journey into Night gives an autobiographical account of Eugene O'Neill s claustrophobic and explosive home life, fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realising he is no longer a famous actor and an older brother who is an emotionally unstable misfit. Laurence Olivier won an Emmy Award and a BAFTA nomination for his performance in this production, which also marks one of his rare appearances on television.
Scotland Yard is seriously concerned over the exploits of the notorious Flash Jack – a criminal gangleader who preys on the wealthy. At large in London, his criminal activities show no signs of stopping, and so Det. Sgt. Cross is assigned to the case...A rare British thriller from the dawn of the talkies , Night Birds stars transatlantic actor Jack Raine as intrepid Det. Sgt. Harry Cross. One of several films made in bilingual form by BIP – with a partly German crew – during this period, this exceptionally rare film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.Special Feature: Alternate Ending [mute]
Written by Royal Foster, this program features rare candid footage of Hollywood's royalty, filmed by actor Ken Murray. Over the decades, Murray built an unparalleled collection of home movies of Hollywood's rich and famous. Highlights of this compilation include the television debuts of Marilyn Monroe and Kirk Douglas, and documentary footage of the filming of Gunga Din (1939). Other stars seen in unguarded, relaxed, or playful moments include Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, Dick Powell, Mae West, Humphrey Bogart, Laurel and Hardy, Jane Mansfield, the Marx Brothers, John Wayne, Robert Taylor and Walt Disney
This thrilling adventure series takes actor and passionate fisherman Robson Green on the adventure of a lifetime to the greatest fishing destinations ever seen.Robson Green is out to find the great fishing adventure, searching out the biggest, the strangest, the rarest, the hardest. He works alongside some of the finest in their field, learns more than he’d like to, works harder than he meant to, and eats… well some things that just shouldn’t be eaten.This series finds Robson island hopping in Canada; ice fishing in Alaska; fishing – and singing – with the Maori in New Zealand; facing crocodiles, rare sea snails and octopuses in Australia; fishing for the elusive striped Bass in North America; struggling with the Mekong Giant Catfish in Thailand; experiencing jellyfish in the Philippines; and much, much more!
Scandinavian screen idol Nils Asther stars opposite the multi-talented June Clyde in a gripping tale of love and high drama under the big top. Directed by American-born producer, screenwriter, actor and director Alfred Zeisler, this rare feature of 1937 is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Bux is born to a circus life, but at the wish of his parents he studies to become a surgeon. Later, however, he forsakes a brilliant medical career for that of a circus clown. Joy, his young ward, is secretly in love with him, but tries to hide the fact. However, when Lorenzo, jealous at Bux's popularity, tries to poison his animals, Joy is prepared to place herself in great danger for the sake of Bux... Special Feature: Image Gallery
Aaron Schimberg’s impressive second feature is his response, as a filmmaker with facial deformity, to cinematic portrayals of disfigured people, from Freaks to The Elephant Man. Simultaneously empathetic and sardonic, Chained for Life’s multi-layered meta-narrative casts Jess Weixler (Teeth) as Mabel, a well-intentioned Hollywood star. She takes the role of a blind woman in a hospital-based horror movie about abnormalities, directed by an egomaniacal German filmmaker. As shooting progresses, Mabel gradually falls for her friendly British co-star Rosenthal, played by Under the Skin actor Adam Pearson. Extras DISC ONE: CHAINED FOR LIFE High Definition presentation Original mono soundtrack Audio commentary with writer-director Aaron Schimberg A Different Kind of Intimacy (2020, 18 mins): actor Jess Weixler reflects on the themes and production of Chained for Life Good Things Happen to Good People (2020, 10 mins): actor and activist Adam Pearson discusses the role of Rosenthal We Are Family (2020, 17 mins): actor Sari Lennick recalls her experiences of making the film Eight deleted/extended scenes (13 mins) Super 8 On-set Footage (2018, 2 mins, mute): silent material shot by film archivist John Klacsmann Late Spring/Regrets for Our Youth (2009, 5 mins): short diary film by Aaron Schimberg Theatrical trailer Image gallery Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing DISC TWO: GO DOWN DEATH (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE) UK premiere presentation of Aaron Schimberg’s 2013 debut feature High Definition presentation Original mono soundtrack It would be sad to see this end up in a dump (2013, 6 mins): rare behind-the-scenes footage shot by producer-editor Vanessa McDonnell Eight deleted scenes (32 mins) Theatrical trailer Image gallery Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet containing new writing on Chained for Life by David Jenkins, Jeff Billington on the 1950 exploitation film Chained for Life, Alejandro Bachmann and Michelle Koch on Go Down Death, and film credits Limited edition of 3,000 copies
One of British genre cinema’s most important and distinctive independent filmmakers, Norman J Warren made a series of horror films which were at the forefront of a new wave in British horror during the 1970s. Reflecting a period of permissiveness and fearlessness, Warren’s distinctive stylings are far removed from the Gothic conventions of Hammer Films, deliberately upped the ante in terms of sex, violence and gore to create a new breed of horror that was designed to shock for shock’s sake. Five of Norman J Warren’s horrifying chillers are presented here in new restorations and on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including new appreciations by contemporary British filmmakers, new cast and crew interviews, audio commentaries on all five films, rare short films, outtakes and alternative scenes, and making-of documentaries – this stunning Limited Edition box set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units. Extras: New 2K restorations of all five films, approved by director Norman J Warren Original mono audio The BEHP Interview with Norman J Warren (2018): an archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the prolific filmmaker in conversation with Martin Sheffield Satan’s Slave audio commentary with director Norman J Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray, and a second commentary with Warren and composer John Scott Prey audio commentary with Norman J Warren and author Jonathan Rigby Terror audio commentary with Norman J Warren and screenwriter David McGillivray Inseminoid audio commentary with Norman J Warren and assistant director Gary White Bloody New Year audio commentary with Norman J Warren and film critic Josephine Botting All You Need Is Blood (1976): a vintage ‘making of’ documentary for Satan’s Slave, presented in High Definition for the first time Creating Satan (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Satan’s Slave featuring interviews with Warren, David McGillivray, actor Martin Potter, and others Devilish Music (2004): an archival interview with composer John Scott Satan’s Slave alternative scenes Keep on Running (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Prey featuring interviews with Warren, actor Sally Faulkner, producer Terry Marcel, and others Prey: On Set with Norman J Warren (1977): location footage with new Norman J Warren commentary Bloody Good Fun (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Terror featuring interviews with Warren, actors Carolyn Courage, Mary Maude, James Aubrey and Elaine Ives-Cameron, writer David McGillivray, and others Interview with John Nolan (2019): the Terror actor recalls making the film Terror deleted scene Subterranean Universe (2004): an archival documentary on the making of Inseminoid featuring interviews with Warren, actors Stephanie Beacham, David Baxt and Barry Houghton, and others Interview with Trevor Thomas (2019): a new interview with the Inseminoid actor Inseminoid Girl (2004): an archival interview with actor Judy Geeson Electronic Approach (2004): an archival interview with Inseminoid composer John Scott Interview with Catherine Roman (2019): the Bloody New Year actor recalls making the film Interview with Steve Emerson (2019): the actor and stunt coordinator discusses working on Terror and Bloody New Year Norman J Warren: A Sort of Autobiography (2004): an archival career-encompassing interview The Bridge (1955-57): surviving footage of an early short film directed by Warren, about a pilot on a mission to locate a bridge in Germany during World War II The Making of ‘The Bridge’: rare and unseen behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Warren Carol (1962): pilot tests for Warren’s unrealised feature film about teenage pregnancy and backstreet abortion, with Georgina Hale and Michael Craze Drinkin’ Time (1963): a comic silent short directed by Warren Turn Off Your Bloody Phone: Norman J Warren and the Ghost (2013): horror short produced for FrightFest, starring Warren, David McGillivray, and Yixi Sun Interview with Yixi Sun (2019): an interview with the filmmaker and Warren collaborator Trailers and TV Spots Image galleries: promotional and publicity material New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay by Adrian Smith, archival interviews, articles and on-set reports, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits and more World and UK premieres on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 6,000 copies All extras subject to change
Welcome to the kingdom of Terry Gilliam: his solo‐directing debut, a gonzo medieval comedy… Amid the filth and muck of England in the Dark Ages, a fearsome dragon stalks the land, casting a shadow of terror upon the kingdom of Bruno the Questionable. Who should emerge as the town’s only possible saviour but Dennis Cooper (Life of Brian’s Michael Palin), an endearingly witless bumpkin who stumbles onto the scene and is flung into the role of brave knight? The first outing as a solo director by Terry Gilliam (Brazil)—inspired by Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky” and made on the heels of Gilliam’s success as a member of the iconic comedy troupe Monty Python—showcases his delight in comic nonsense, with a cast chock‐full of beloved British character actors. A giddy romp through blood and excrement, Jabberwocky remains one of the filmmaker’s most uproarious visions of society gone berserk. Features: New 4K digital restoration by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation, approved by director Terry Gilliam 5.1 surround DTS‐HD Master Audio soundtrack mix, supervised by Gilliam Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Gilliam and actor Michael Palin New documentary on the making of the film, featuring Gilliam, Palin, producer Sandy Lieberson, and actor Annette Badland New interview with Valerie Charlton, designer of the film’s creature, the Jabberwock, featuring her collection of rare behind‐the‐scenes photographs Audio interview with cinematographer Terry Bedford from 1998 Selection of Gilliam’s storyboards and sketches Original UK opening sequence