This brilliant feature debut from director Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters) is an affectionate – and uniquely British – tribute to the Hollywood detective movies of the 1940s. Starring the great Albert Finney (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Murder on the Orient Express, Skyfall) as a Liverpool bingo caller who dreams of being a private eye and then finds himself suddenly contacted for what appears to be an actual piece of detective work.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Stephen Frears on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 18 mins): the acclaimed director discusses the film’s production history
• Neville Smith on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 16 mins): the celebrated writer and actor discusses his work on the film, for which he won a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award
• Producer Michael Medwin on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 2 mins): a short interview
with the actor and producer
• Editor Charles Rees on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 25 mins): an insightful interview
with the film’s original editor
• Production Designer Michael Seymour on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 3 mins): a
brief recollection of the film’s production
• Actor Tom Kempinski on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 2 mins): the actor recalls the shooting of his scene with Finney
• The Burning (1968, 32 mins): Frears’ haunting debut short film, made for Finney’s production company, Memorial Enterprises
• Original theatrical trailer
• VHS trailer
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Robert Murphy, an archival set report, an interview with Billie Whitelaw, an overview of contemporary
critical responses, and film credits
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Trailers often contain alternative shots, mainly because they usually have to be completed before the film has finished editing. The Border is a particularly extreme case because it uses footage from the original ending, which was subsequently completely replaced.charal wrote:A minor point: did anyone notice the outtake used in the VHS trailer for GUMSHOE? In the London scene when Ginley’s Liverpool mate spies him in the cafe alternate dialogue is used.
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