On 24 September, Indicator presents four dark and disturbing tales, each featuring some of Britain’s most iconic acting talents.
First, two films starring Terence Stamp: the UK Blu-ray premiere release of William Wyler’s adaptation of John Fowles’ twisted classic The Collector (1965), co-starring Samantha Eggar (Psyche 59, The Brood) as the object of Stamp’s unhealthy obsession; and the world premiere Blu-ray release of the rarely-seen, Frankenstein-inspired Amicus sci-fi/horror The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970), co-starring Robert Vaughn and Nigel Davenport.
Also in September, Indicator presents the UK Blu-ray premiere of Anthony Page’s underrated mystery-thriller Absolution (1978). Based on a screenplay by The Wicker Man writer Anthony Shaffer, this unsettling drama stars the late, great Richard Burton, Sir Billy Connolly (in his first feature-film role), Kes star Dai Bradley, and the inimitable Brian Glover (Kes, Jabberwocky, Alien 3).
September’s disturbing quartet is completed by the world Blu-ray premiere release of director Jamil Dehlavi’s hallucinatory mystical-horror film Born of Fire (1987), starring Peter Firth (Equus) and Suzan Crowley (The Devil Inside). Overflowing with rich and powerful imagery, this is the third feature from Pakistani filmmaker Dehlavi, who is the subject of a career retrospective at the BFI Southbank over the weekend of 10-12 August. Anyone attending the BFI that weekend will also get the opportunity to see Indicator’s new restoration of Dehlavi’s extraordinary fourth film, Immaculate Conception (which will receive its Blu-ray premiere from Indicator later in the year).
Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable editions will contain a range of new and archival extra features, English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and come packaged with comprehensive booklets featuring newly commissioned writing, archival material, contemporary reviews, and full film credits.