The Pawnbroker

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The Pawnbroker

#1 Post by MichaelB » Tue May 04, 2021 9:24 am

Confirmed for a 16 August Blu-ray and DVD release.
In THE PAWNBROKER (1964), Rod Steiger, Oscar-nominated and a BAFTA winner for his breath-taking performance, stars as a disillusioned and bereft survivor of the Holocaust. Directed by Sidney Lumet, this Dual Format Edition marks the first time this milestone drama has been made available on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.

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#2 Post by ChunkyLover » Tue May 04, 2021 10:45 pm

I'm glad I held off on the Olive Blu. I wonder what else BFI might possibly have for Paramount-licenses besides this, "Targets" and "One of Our Aircraft is Missing".

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Re: The Pawnbroker

#3 Post by rapta » Wed May 05, 2021 11:28 am

ChunkyLover wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:45 pm
I'm glad I held off on the Olive Blu. I wonder what else BFI might possibly have for Paramount-licenses besides this, "Targets" and "One of Our Aircraft is Missing".
Don't want to jinx it, but I notice Paramount haven't ported over Days of Heaven in the UK, but have done with most of the other recent catalogue titles...

Very happy BFI got The Pawnbroker, one of Lumet's best in my opinion. Was asking MoC about it over the years, and they recently have got a few Paramount titles coming themselves (one being The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, and another which they divulged to me which is very good and can't wait for it...out later in the year hopefully) but sounds like Paramount are still difficult to deal with, in the UK at least (Imprint seem to be fine over in Australia). BFI seem to have had some luck though, with Targets being another big surprise (and I'm sure they're getting a better master for One of Our Aircraft is Missing than what's been released previously, or at least I hope so).

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Re: The Pawnbroker

#4 Post by filmyfan » Sun May 09, 2021 8:14 am

Excellent news ...was only a couple of days ago thinking about getting the US Blu.

Excellent film.

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