Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#726 Post by Pavel » Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:56 am

Don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere on the forum, but I finally listened to the Indicator Cast interview with the founders and they confirmed upcoming releases of Anthony Friedman's Bartleby and Frank Perry's The Swimmer (with the latter replacing Ishtar's spine number)

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#727 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:02 am

This was already mentioned back in September.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#728 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:31 am

February 2022 titles have leaked on Amazon:
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Real-life husband and wife David Hemmings (Blowup, Deep Red) and Gayle Hunnicutt (Eye of the Cat, Fragment of Fear) star in this tense British shocker from director Kevin Billington (The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer).

After a tragic family accident, Claire (Hunnicutt) suffers a mental breakdown. In an effort to help her recovery, Robert (Hemmings), her husband, takes her to convalesce in a grand country house, but her already fragile sanity is soon threatened by ghostly apparitions and terrifying visions.

Long unseen, this impressive, superbly crafted chiller is presented in a brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original separation masters by Powerhouse Films. Making its worldwide debut on Blu-ray, Voices is accompanied with a selection of newly produced extras and a comprehensive booklet.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• New restoration from a 4K scan of the original separation masters by Powerhouse Films
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with writers Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman (2022)
• Film historian Vic Pratt explores the early years of Hemmings' production company Hemdale (2022)
• Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Julian Upton, archival interviews with actors David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt, a look at the source play, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 2,000 copies
• All extras subject to change


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Based on Herman Melville’s celebrated short story ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street’, Anthony Friedmann’s unduly neglected film relocates the action to 1970s London and stars Oscar-winner Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons), John McEnery (Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet), and Thorley Walters (Hammer’s The Phantom of the Opera).

When a young office clerk, Bartleby (McEnery), becomes increasingly defeated by the pressures of modern life, he gradually opts out of all forms of social engagement and his frustrated employer (Scofield) does all he can to stop him from withdrawing entirely into his own world.

Superbly acted and exquisitely photographed, Bartlebyis a rare gem of 1970s British cinema. Presented in a brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, this wry and complex drama makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray accompanied by a range of new and archival extra features.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Powerhouse Films
• Original mono audio
• Interview with writer-director Anthony Friedmann (2022)
• Beat the Bomber (1975): anti-terrorism documentary short directed by Friedmann
• Bartleby’s London (2022): an exploration of Bartleby’s locations
• Bartleby (2017): stop-motion animation version of the Melville story, directed by Kristen Kee and Laura Naylor
• Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Bartleby (2017
• Trailers for Bartleby (2017)
• Image galleries: promotional and publicity material
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Jeff Billington, archival interviews with star Paul Scofield and director Anthony Friedmann, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 2,000 copies
• All extras subject to change


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This offbeat horror film, starring genre icons Peter Cushing (The Revenge of Frankenstein, Star Wars), Donald Pleasence (You Only Live Twice, Halloween), and Luan Peters (Twins of Evil, Doctor Who), and featuring a score by the legendary Brian Eno, tells of a Satanic cult, led by Cushing, that is abducting tourists for ritual sacrifice – and only Pleasence’s priest can save them.

An eccentric, bloody cult shocker, The Devil’s Men (also known as Land of the Minotaur) makes its world Blu-ray debut, presenting both the original and US cuts of the film in a new 2K restoration from the original negative, and accompanied by new and archival extras, including a feature-length Super 8 version of the film.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• New 2K restoration from the original negative
• Two presentations of the film: The Devil’s Men (94 mins), the original cut; and Land of the Minotaur (86 mins), the shorter US theatrical version
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with critics and authors David Flint and Adrian J Smith (2022)
• The John Player Lecture with Peter Cushing (1973): the legendary actor in conversation at the National Film Theatre, London
• Interview with producer Frixos Constantine (2022)
• Feature-length Super 8 version (94 mins)
• Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Andrew Graves, an archival interview with star Donald Pleasence, extracts from original promotional materials, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 2,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

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Adapted from P D James’ classic crime novel, this stylish, little-seen thriller stars Billie Whitelaw (The Omen, The Krays), Pippa Guard (The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark), and Dominic Guard (Absolution).

After finding her boss dead in his office, Cordelia Gray (Pippa Guard) takes over duties at his private detective agency. When a woman asks her to investigate the apparent suicide of a young man, she takes on her first case and gets entangled in a web of dark family secrets.

Presented in a brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative, this powerful, unconventional thriller from filmmaker and novelist Chris Petit – director of the cult classic Radio On – makes its worldwide debut on Blu-ray accompanied by new interviews with cast and crew.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Powerhouse Films
• Original mono audio
• Interview with director Chris Petit (2022)
• Interview with actor Dominic Guard (2022)
• Interview with producer Don Boyd (2022)
• Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet featuring a new essay by Claire Monks, an archival piece by Chris Petit, production reports on the making of the film, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 2,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#729 Post by tenia » Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:18 pm

I have to say I'm quite happy with the 2 latest batches of "announcements" being sourced on so many restorations commissioned by Powerhouse. Relying on older masters always is tricky, as can be seen on MacArthur or Hellfighters recently, so it's always nice to see labels managing to get a bit away from those.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#730 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:29 pm

Superb job lot in time to spoil myself on my birthday. I was hoping for an isolated music track on Bartleby but at least it's available courtesy of Johnny Trunk.

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#731 Post by reaky » Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:09 am

Very happy to see Voices and Bartleby announced, and I really liked Unsuitable Job for a Woman when I saw it a while ago on Talking Pictures TV - so 1981 you can almost hear Josef K tuning up in the background. If there’s a bundle offer I may throw in the risible Devil’s Men.

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#732 Post by jlnight » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:46 am

No, it was Film4 that An Unsuitable Job turned up on. The Devil's Men was part of the Cellar Club season on TPTV. Some nice Greek locations but a bit muddled. I think there were three different blonde women that feature that I thought were the same character! And how does a feature length Super 8 version work? I thought the format demanded it be shorter?

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#733 Post by reaky » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:50 am

Indicator’s push to release poorer and poorer Cushing films will surely eventuate in The Uncanny getting a deluxe limited edition. Meanwhile, The Creeping Flesh sobs in a corner.

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#734 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:28 am

reaky wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:50 am
Indicator’s push to release poorer and poorer Cushing films will surely eventuate in The Uncanny getting a deluxe limited edition. Meanwhile, The Creeping Flesh sobs in a corner.
Has Incense For The Damned (aka Blood Suckers in the US (NSFW)) come out anywhere on Blu-ray yet? That's got an amazing cast of Peter Cushing, Patrick Macnee and Edward Woodward (though they are all supporting Johnny Sekka in the main role) and was directed by Robert Hartford-Davis a year or two after he directed Cushing in Corruption. That's another UK horror shot in Greece/Cyprus too, if that helps films get Indicator-ed!
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#735 Post by reaky » Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:37 am

And the Tyburn Two (The Ghoul and Legend of the Werewolf) seem permanently off-limits, thanks to Kevin Francis.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#736 Post by Dr Amicus » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:34 pm

reaky wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:37 am
And the Tyburn Two (The Ghoul and Legend of the Werewolf) seem permanently off-limits, thanks to Kevin Francis.
That's a shame - I had wondered why they were MIA. I'm not a huge fan of Ghoul, but have a real soft spot for Werewolf (not least Ron Moody and Peter Cushing going above and beyond the call of duty acting wise).

But as for the releases actually coming, I'm in for all four. I've never seen Devil's Men but the Cushing talk makes that a must (I have seen Incense for the Damned, which I recall as being rather odd). Possibly the one I'm most excited about is Unsuitable Job - I've missed the (very few?) screenings on TV and love Radio On (and liked the ITV adaptation from a few years back).

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#737 Post by MichaelB » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:37 pm

Dr Amicus wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:34 pm
That's a shame - I had wondered why they were MIA. I'm not a huge fan of Ghoul, but have a real soft spot for Werewolf (not least Ron Moody and Peter Cushing going above and beyond the call of duty acting wise).
They'd have come out years ago if it hadn't been for their owner blocking their release. See also five out of seven of Paul Verhoeven's Dutch films - there's a factor common to them that isn't shared by Spetters and Flesh + Blood.

Unfortunately, if the global rightsholder won't play ball, that's that.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#738 Post by ryannichols7 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:32 pm

so since there is a UK title being reissued in the US, what are the chances we see some more of these coming stateside? I think quite a few of their are unclaimed in the US post Twilight Time, will be curious to see if they can make it happen

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#739 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:13 pm

La Piscine?

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#740 Post by PfR73 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:27 pm

Probably The Swimmer, which was already stated as forthcoming earlier in the thread.

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#741 Post by rapta » Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:00 pm

PfR73 wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:27 pm
Probably The Swimmer, which was already stated as forthcoming earlier in the thread.
According to Indicator, it's not The Swimmer. And as per somebody on BR.com, it's also not La Piscine (nor Sexy Beast or Ozon's Swimming Pool).

Any guesses?

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#742 Post by domino harvey » Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:02 pm

The Limey?

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#743 Post by rapta » Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:44 am

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:02 pm
The Limey?
I'd be very happy if that were the case, but I doubt it as Lionsgate released it over here last April (still haven't got it myself as waiting for it to drop to a slightly more sensible price for a barebones disc).

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#744 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:26 am

I couldn't imagine having a version of The Limey without the Soderbergh sparring with Lem Dobbs commentary track on it!

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Re: Indications of Incoming Indicator Entertainments

#745 Post by Dr Amicus » Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:08 am

Somebody on bluray.com suugested The Fiend which seems a likely candidate. I did wonder about another Hartford Davies film, Incense for the Damned, which also features a swimming pool.

My first thought though was Hammer's Crescendo - but that's with Warners (at least in the US).

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