170 Winter Kills

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170 Winter Kills

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:07 am

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WINTER KILLS
(William Richert, 1979)
Release date: 27 January 2020
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)


Pre-order here.

Based on a novel by Richard Condon (The Manchurian Candidate), William Richert’s brilliantly off-kilter conspiracy thriller features an all-star cast, including Jeff Bridges (Jagged Edge), John Huston (Breakout), Elizabeth Taylor (Secret Ceremony), Tomas Milian (The Last Movie), and many other famous faces. This dark vision of political corruption is presented in two cuts from a new 4K restoration.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

• New 4K restoration
• Two presentations of the film: the 1983 director’s cut (97 mins); the original theatrical cut (90 mins)
Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with writer-director William Richert (2003)
Who Killed ‘Winter Kills’? (2003, 38 mins): retrospective documentary on the making of the film, featuring Richert, actors Jeff Bridges and Belinda Bauer, director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, and production designer Robert Boyle
Reunion (2003, 9 mins): Richert and Bridges reflect on the film’s colourful production
Star Stories (2003, 8 mins): Richert discusses the film’s extraordinary all-star cast
Things Happening in Secret (2020, 31 mins): critic and writer Glenn Kenny explores the history and legacy of conspiracy thrillers
• Original theatrical trailer
• Josh Olson trailer commentary (2013, 4 mins): short critical appreciation
• Radio spot
• 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 Anne Billson, archival accounts of the making of the film, Richert on Winter Kills, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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BBFC cert: 18
REGION B
EAN: 5060697920369

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Re: 170 Winter Kills

#2 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:18 am

I canned my Kino order and am going with this one. Indicator have never let me down. Every release has been top-notch and this is a long time favourite of mine so I'll sell off my DVD.
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Re: 170 Winter Kills

#3 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:08 am

This was a pretty good time, though not always hitting home runs as it goes for political satire with a humorless approach. Still, I enjoy these twisty overplotted thrillers following a wrong man or surrogate character in the dark, enough to settle for fun and let go of most flaws - plus it helps that basically everyone Bridges encounters is a surprise cameo. Sadly Bridges is a rather dull protagonist and Huston as his father is phoning it in, a far cry from possessing the intensity he can bring to the seedy cold questionable-villain. The Indicator release looks like quite the package considering the absolutely insane production disturbances. Worth picking up if you find pleasure in these B-paranoia thrillers and can accept the balance of getting a bit less investment but a bit more action.

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