36 Otley

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36 Otley

#1 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:54 pm

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Gerry Otley (Tom Courtenay – The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Billy Liar, 45 Years) is a charming scrounger who stumbles unwittingly into espionage, murder and double crossing as he is mistaken for a spy, kidnapped, and then becomes romantically embroiled with a sexy foreign agent, played by Romy Schneider (Purple Noon, Ludwig, Death Watch).
Adeptly balancing thrills and laughs, this Sixties comic spy thriller from writer-director Dick Clement (TV’s The Likely Lads, Porridge, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) is a stellar addition to the British canon of post-Bond spy flicks.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with director Dick Clement and film historian Sam Dunn (2018)
• The Guardian Lecture with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (2008): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Dick Fiddy at London’s National Film Theatre
• Tom Courtenay on 'Otley' (2018, 6 minutes): a new interview with the renowned British actor
• Ian La Frenais on 'Otley' (2018, 17 mins): new interview with the acclaimed co-writer of Otley
• Original theatrical 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 Laura Mayne, an extract from Martin Waddell’s original novel, location reports, archival interviews with Tom Courtenay, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:30 am

Can anyone who's seen it speak to this film? I love Courtenay in this period, but dislike nearly all spy/saboteur movies from this era

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#3 Post by MichaelB » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:59 am

Here are the two longest pieces on the film that I’m aware of, from CineOutsider and Parallax View.

For me, it’s very much a Courtenay film first and a trendy Sixties spy thriller second. I’m far from the only person to think that it plays as a quasi-sequel to Billy Liar.

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Re: 36 Otley

#4 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:19 am

Sold! I'll pick it up when I order all the other big April titles coming out this month in the UK (still waiting for Little Murders to drop in price on Amazon...) and will weigh in once I get to it in five years

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