This March, Indicator presents spies, pirates, swashbuckling adventure, and a revenge-driven magician, courtesy of Hammer Volume Five: Death & Deceit, the fifth in its limited-edition, box-set series devoted to British cinema’s most iconic film production company, and the sensational thrills of Vincent Price in 3D – John Brahm’sThe Mad Magician presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK!
On 17 February, Indicator focuses its attention on a trio of works by three British greats: Sidney Gilliat, whose work in the film industry spanned many decades and many classics; Dennis Potter, one of British television’s most important and controversial figures; and the iconoclastic Peter Greenaway, who makes films like no other. Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these collectable limited editions contains extensive collections of new and archival extra features.
“Victim… or killer?”
On 27 January, Indicator begins the new year with two offbeat classics of American 60s and 70s cinema and a pair of uncompromising British dramas from the 80s and 90s.
Curtis Harrington’s acclaimed Night Tide (1961); William Richert’s brilliantly off-kilter Winter Kills (1979); Paul Greengrass’ unflinching Resurrected (1989); and last but far from least, Peter Mullan’s jet-black comedy, Orphans (1998).
“Sensual ecstasy becomes supernatural terror!”
This November, Indicator returns to Hammer’s vaults to compile the much-anticipated fourth volume in their limited edition box set series devoted to the iconic British film production company, Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear, and seeks out an often-overlooked entry in late-60s British cinema, Joseph Losey’s dark melodrama Secret Ceremony (1968), starring Hollywood superstars Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow and Robert Mitchum.
“They are the lurking unseen evil you dare not face alone!”
On 28 October, Indicator presents long-overdue Blu-ray premieres of four powerful and uncompromising films. First, two worldwide Blu-ray premieres: the tense Brit noir Time Without Pity (1957); and the epic Young Winston (1972). Next, two UK premiere editions: Badge 373 (1973), directed by Howard Koch, is based on the life of New York detective Eddie Egan; and award-winning director Alan Parker’s Birdy (1984).
“A gun in his sock, a tire iron in his belt, and no badge. The story of Eddie. The best ex-cop in the business.”
On 23 September, Indicator shines a light on a quartet of outstanding, yet little-seen films which star some of Britain’s most celebrated acting talent. First, Alberto Cavalcanti’s classic They Made Me a Fugitive (1947); secondly, Michael Winner’s The System (1964); next, Indicator proudly present their second world Blu-ray premiere – the fascinating sixties drama 90° in the Shade (1965); and last but by no means least, Indicator present another long-overdue UK Blu-ray premiere – Matthew Chapman’s Hussy (1980).
“Gangway for gangland’s blazing guns!”
On 19 August, Indicator presents a six-disc limited edition Blu-ray box set dedicated to the unique collaborative relationship between one of cinema’s greatest visual stylists and one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars: Marlene Dietrich & Josef Von Sternberg at Paramount, 1930-1935. Also available is Indicator’s delayed release of the Michael Palin comedy The Missionary.
“What could she do but flee from love? She loved two men at once!”
On 22 July, Indicator delves into the darkest recesses of British horror cinema of the 1970s and 80s in order to unleash six terrifying tales on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. First out of the shadows is Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J Warren, 1976-1987. Next up is Richard Marquand’s 1979 bloody chiller The Legacy; a horrifying tale of supernatural revenge.
“Conceived in violence, carried in terror, born to devastate and brutalize a universe!”
On 24 June, Indicator presents a selection of iconic independent productions from the 1970s and 80s – Black Joy (1977); Scum (1979); The Missionary (1982); and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987) – which bring together some of British film and television’s most celebrated talents, both on and off screen, including award-winning cinematographers Phil Méheux and Peter Hannan – both of whom worked closely with Indicator to ensure that the films all look as they originally intended.
“Life is for living…”
On 27 May, Indicator presents an eclectic selection of unhinged, genre-twisting films from some of British cinema’s greatest filmmakers, and starring some of the world’s most celebrated actors: St. John L. Clowes’ No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948), which was condemned upon its original release for its depiction of violence; Jack Gold’s Who? (1974); Richard Loncraine’s Bellman and True (1987); and the psycho-sexual drama Track 29 (1988).
“They kidnapped his son. They forced him to steal 14 million dollars. Then they made their biggest mistake. They trusted him.”
On 22 April, Indicator presents a selection of classic films, directed by and starring some of Hollywood cinema’s most celebrated talents, all available on Blu-ray for the first time: Dragonwyck (1946); The Snake Pit (1948); The Reckless Moment (1949); and Lilith (1964).
“I remembered once reading in a book, that long ago they used to put insane people into pits full of snakes. I think they figured that something which might drive a normal person insane, might shock an insane person back into sanity.”
Indicator pride themselves on championing great British cinema and, as part of this ethos, 18 March 2019 will see the release of their first restorations. Scanned in 4K from the original negatives, their presentations of The Triple Echo and Immaculate Conception mark a new development in the Indicator range which will ensure that even more unjustly neglected gems will appear on Blu-ray for the first time ever. March’s selection also includes Anthony Mann’s A Dandy in Aspic, and John Dexter’s The Virgin Soldiers.