Having been at the forefront of America s here-and-now with Easy Rider and the counterculture movies of Roger Corman, Peter Fonda retreated to the past and the American West for his directorial debut, The Hired Hand. Fonda plays Harry, a man who deserted his wife and child to explore the wide-open plains with his best friend Archie (Warren Oates). Tired of the life he decides to finally return home in order to rekindle his marriage and reacquaint himself with his daughter. Scripted by Alan Sharp (Ulzana s Raid, Night Moves), shot by Vilmos Zsigmond (Blow Out, The Long Goodbye) and with a standout score by folk musician Bruce Langhorne, The Hired Hand is a beautiful, elegiac picture that ranks alongside The Outlaw Josey Wales and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as one of the finest Westerns the seventies had to offer. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by Universal Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by actor-director Peter Fonda The Return of The Hired Hand, a 2003 documentary containing interviews with Fonda, cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, composer Bruce Langhorne, actor Verna Bloom and others Deleted scenes Trailer TV spots Radio spots Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips First pressing only: Collector s booklet containing new writing on the film by Kim Morgan.
(Del Walker), a young apprentice, and his 15-year-old girlfriend Irene (Anne Gooding) have no money and nowhere to go. Angry and frustrated, they turn to 'Bronco Bullfrog - fresh out of borstal and living an independent lifestyle - for a taste of fun and freedom. Powerful and authentic, this fascinating record of the then-emerging suedehead subculture, largely improvised by a non-professional cast of teenagers from East London, is released here in a fully remastered High Definition presentationExtra Features: Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition Director approved High Definition transfer from the original negative Everybody's An Actor, Shakespeare Said (1968, 30 minutes): Platts-Mills' documentary charts Joan Littlewood's theatre work with the teenagers who would star in Bronco Bullfrog. Joan Littlewood interview (1968, 21 minutes): the formidable and outspoken theatre director discusses her career Seven Green Bottles (Eric Marquis, 1975, 35 minutes): a cautionary tale of seven young delinquents, played by non-professional actors Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays, photographs and film credits.
This bloody crime thriller unites again Death Wish regular collaborators Charles Bronson and director Michael Winner. Bronson stars as an ex-New York City cop who is banished to the L.A. Police Department where he begins investigating a mysterious chain of events involving ex-soldiers, the Mafia and a violent campaign of murder. Extras Indicator Standard Edition Special Features: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary by journalist and critic Nick Pinkerton Mr. Blonde: Paul Koslo on ‘The Stone Killer’ (2017, 17 mins): the colourful character actor discusses his work on the film and relationship with star Charles Bronson The John Player Lecture with Michael Winner (1970, 64 mins): audio recording of an interview with the director conducted by Margaret Hinxman at the National Film Theatre, London Isolated score: experience Roy Budd's original soundtrack music Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and production photography, and material from the personal collection of Michael Winner New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Original release: 1973 Colour/ B&W: Colour
When college lecturer Ben Rolf (Oliver Reed, The Brood, The Devils) and his family rent a remote country mansion at a bargain price, they believe they’re in for an uneventful summer. Little do they realise that they’ve just moved into a veritable house of horrors! As the malevolent force that dwells within its walls exerts its dark influence on the minds of its new inhabitants, and the sinister occurrences begin to mount up, it grows increasingly clear that this is a holiday they’ll never forget... provided any of them live to tell of it. Also starring Karen Black (The Day of the Locust) and Bette Davis (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?), Burnt Offerings provides a unique and chilling portrait of a modern family in meltdown. Presented in high definition for the first time in the UK, there has never been a better time to revisit – or discover for the first time – this unforgettable slice of American Gothic. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM Original uncompressed PCM mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith Acting His Face, an interview with actor Anthony James Blood Ties, an interview with actor Lee Montgomery From the Ashes, an interview with screenwriter William F. Nolan Portraits of Fear, an animated gallery of promotional materials and behind-the-scenes stills Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love First pressing only: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Kat Ellinger
DREAM IS DESTINY In 2001 writer-director Richard Linklater released a spiritual sequel to his acclaimed early features Slacker and Before Sunset. Taking its cue from their walk-and-talk stream of consciousness, Waking Life enquired into the relationship between dreams and the big screen, and how cinema captures the phantasy state. Aiding Linklater’s exploration were two major players: actor Wiley Wiggins (Dazed and Confused, Computer Chess), who acts as our guide through the dreamscape, and animator Bob Sabiston, who created the appropriately disassociated, floating rotoscoped visuals. He and Linklater would later collaborate again on A Scanner Darkly to equally stunning effect. Featuring Adam Goldberg, Nicky Katt, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke (reprising their Jesse and Céline characters from Before Sunset) and director Steven Soderbergh, Waking Life is an extraordinary thought-provoking trip, quite unlike anything before or since. Special Edition Features: High definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Commentary by writer-director Richard Linklater, art director Bob Sabiston, actor Wiley Wiggins and producer Tommy Pallotta Commentary by the 25-strong animation team A selection of Bob Sabiston’s short films, including The Trees (1991), Project Incognito (1997), Snack and Drink (1999), Figures of Speech (1999), Grasshopper (2003), Ryan’s Capitol Tour (2006) and The Even More Fun Trip (2007) Original ‘making of’ featurette including interviews with Linklater, Sabiston and Pallotta Animation tutorial with Sabiston Deleted and alternative animation sequences Pre-animation live action footage captured on Mini DV Trivia subtitle track written by Linklater Theatrical trailer The first pressing also includes a booklet containing new writing on the film by critic David Jenkins and a guide to Bob Sabiston’s short films.
THE TIME WE’RE NOT KIDDING. Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead) stars in the most terrifying House instalment yet, now fully uncut on DVD! Sadistic serial killer Max Jenke was sent to the electric chair for his heinous crimes… now he’s really mad! Vowing revenge on Lucas McCarthy (Henriksen), the detective who apprehended him, “Meat Cleaver” Max returns from beyond the grave to launch a whole new reign of terror. Produced by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th) and directed by James Isaac (Jason X), House III was released domestically as The Horror Show, where it was hacked by the US censors for its gratuitous gore sequence – now lovingly reinstated for this definitive release from Arrow Video. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: • Uncut European Version • Alternate US Theatrical Version • Standard Definition DVD presentation • Original Stereo and 5.1 Audio Options • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing • Audio commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham • The Show Must Go On – interview with actor/stuntman Kane Hodder • House Mother – interview with actress Rita Taggart • Slaughter, Inc. – brand new featurette with special make-up effects creators Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger • Behind-the-Scenes Footage • Workprint Footage • Theatrical Trailer • Still Gallery • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
Four Films 1936-1938 brings together a quartet of 1930s features by Sacha Guitry, the celebrated French filmmaker, playwright and actor of the stage and screen, each based on his earlier works. Indiscretions (Le Nouveau testament) follows a holier-than-though physician who is scuppered by his own hypocrisy. My Father Was Right (Mon père avait raison) tells off a man who, after being left by his wife for another man, raises his son to be wary of women. Let’s Dream (Faisons un rêve…) is another story of mistrust, between husband, wife and lovers. And the history of one of France’s most famous streets is retold in Up the Champs-Élysées (Remontons les Champs-Élysées), featuring multiple performances from Guitry himself. Available for the first time on Blu-ray this set presents some of Guitry’s earliest and most enjoyable works. Limited Edition Contents Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [2000 copies] High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original French mono audio (uncompressed LPCM on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles Two French television documentaries: Cinéastes de notre temps: Sacha Guitry (1965) and Thèmes et variations du cinéma: Guitry (1967) An interview with Guitry from the 1959 television series Magazine du théâtre 60-page limited edition book featuring new writing on the films
STEP INSIDE, YOU’RE FRIGHTFULLY WELCOME! Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the House… the makers of Friday the 13th return with one last terrifying entry in the hit horror franchise! In House IV: The Repossession, a mother and her daughter, still reeling from a car crash which claimed the life of husband Roger, move into the old family homestead to start a new life. Unfortunately for them, not only is the house in the sights of local mobsters, but it’s also plagued by a host of hair-raising supernatural phenomena including ghostly visions and showers that run with blood! Featuring scenes to sicken and stupefy in equal measure (the appearance of a ghoulish singing pizza is a particular standout), this fourth and final entry in the House franchise might just be the barmiest of them all! SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements • Standard Definition DVD presentation • Original Stereo and 5.1 Audio Options • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing • Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy • Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas, and William Katt actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder and composer Harry Manfredini • Theatrical Trailer • Still Gallery • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
After writing Taxi Driver for Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader made his directorial debut with this profane and profound drama about life on the factory floor of a Detroit car manufacturing plant. With explosive performances from the great Richard Pryor (Silver Streak, Stir Crazy), Harvey Keitel (The Border, Pulp Fiction) and Yaphet Kotto (Live and Let Die, Alien), Blue Collar presents one of the most authentic portraits of working-class life in all American cinema, and is one of the finest films of the 1970s. Extras: Indicator Standard Edition Special Features: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with writer-director Paul Schrader and author Maitland McDonagh Paul Schrader BFI Masterclass (1982, 106 mins): the filmmaker presents a fascinating summary of the many issues and ideas he explores in his screenwriting class, recorded at the National Film Theatre, London 'Visions’: Interview with Paul Schrader (1982): archival interview, presented in two versions – the broadcast cut with its original Tony Rayns introduction (21 mins), and the complete interview rushes with a newly recorded introduction by Tony Rayns (58 mins) Keith Gordon on ‘Blue Collar’ (2018, 12 mins): a new filmed appreciation by the filmmaker and actor Original theatrical trailer Josh Olson trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): a short critical appreciation. Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing