On 20 August, Indicator presents a selection of thrilling and powerful films: Fritz Lang’s Ministry of Fear (1944) stars Ray Milland in a classic tale of murder and suspense; Ronald Neame’s The Odessa Files (1974) is a chilling espionage thriller; Costa-Gavras’ Oscar-winning Missing (1982) is a true-life drama of a father’s quest to uncover the truth of his son’s disappearance; and David Mamet’s Oleanna (1994) is a daring adaptation of his controversial and ever-relevant stage-play.
To celebrate the UK DVD release of I Kill Giants, Academy Award-winning director Anders Walter discusses five of his biggest movie inspirations and the power of film to transport us back to childhood.
“Every year I maybe see ten fantastic movies, but they don’t stay with me the same as when I was young. They might become classics in their own way. But people’s favourite films, I think, always have to do with when you are most open to the world in general. And obviously that is when you are young.”
Belgian filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the crushed velvet and creeping shadows of their giallo-worshiping first two films for blistering sun, creaking leather and raining bullets in this glorious homage to 1970s Italian crime films.
Based on a classic pulp novel written by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jean-Pierre Bastid; and featuring music by Ennio Morricone, Let the Corpses Tan is a deliriously stylish, cinematic fever dream that will slamfire your senses like buckshot to the brain.
“Now, we have to kill ’em all!”
It’s becoming easy to recognise a film by Edgar Wright – there are trademark aspects: a sense of wit, sharp editing, and a rousing soundtrack. Baby Driver, Wright’s first-ever solo screenplay, offers a premise that is a cinematic convention, but told in a wholly energising and original way. The action-movie potential of the virtuoso driver is hardly a new concept. It’s a proposition that has had its twists and turns, from Walter Hill’s The Driver, The French Connection, Bullitt and Ronin right through to Ryan Gosling’s nameless specialist in Refn’s Drive.
“All you need is one killer track.”
On 18 June, Indicator presents a collection of films by the legendary Samuel Fuller, as well as two uncompromising works directed by and starring some of American cinema’s most iconic names.
Samuel Fuller at Columbia, 1937-1961 brings together the maverick director’s hard-hitting crime dramas, along with a series of films made for Columbia Pictures which were based on stories by Fuller.
“If it’s not love, what is it?”
This April Indicator presents a quartet of maverick, genre-twisting dramas from some of the most unique and brilliant voices in American cinema.
Indicator presents UK Blu-ray premieres of Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967), Little Murders (1971), and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972).
“These are powers and passions without precedent in motion pictures!”
The Riddler just can’t help himself. Intent on showing off his intellectual superiority, he leaves riddles behind that once decoded, spell out the details of his criminal schemes.
“Outwitting Batman is my sole delight, my joy, my heaven on earth, my very… paradise!”
Sam Peckinpah achieved prominence as a director and writer by showing us the savagery and the effect violence had upon human beings. The Wild Bunch, a revisionist, neo-western epic. The movie shocked critics and audiences alike with an opera of bodies torn apart by various weapons and the wholesale killing of women and children. The Wild Bunch thus became the essence of a Peckinpah film, one against all his other movies were judged.
“Why is his head worth one million dollars and the lives of 21 people?”
If you’re the kind of person who always wants the air conditioning colder, you will enjoy hanging out with the charismatic Batman villain Mr. Freeze!
This criminal mastermind requires sub-zero temperatures to survive as a result of a gruesome industrial accident, for which he blames Batman.
“I wonder if Batman will welcome the air conditioning… Wild!”
For all you “cockadoodie” Stephen King fans, there’s nothing to worry about. Shh darlings, trust us… Fright-Rags have teamed with artist Robert Giusti to bring the Misery dust jacket from the 1987 novel to t-shirts and hoodies. Fright-Rags’ Creepshow collection is the frosting on the cake. It ain’t meteor shit, you lunkhead!
“Oh, my goodness! Heavens to Betsy!”
Indicator will be giving one of international cinema’s most acclaimed works its long-overdue UK Blu-ray premiere, and delving further into the vaults to unearth more criminally underseen British gems.
Available 19 March 2018, Indicator proudly presents Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, John Guillermin’s tense Town on Trial, Dick Clement’s Otley, and Stephen Frears’ auspicious feature debut, Gumshoe.
“I used to be somebody else…but I traded him in.”
Local Boogeyman has brought you Zomboogey: The grooviest tees from the monstrous exploitation cinema and industrial tunes of Rob Zombie. And today you can get your filthy hands on both classic and distressed Captain Spaulding mugshot tees. I suggest you buy one now, because the likelihood is that this t-shirt will no longer be available in 24 hours. You have been warned!