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September’s Blu-ray reissues

Fopp's Picks

with blu-ray reissues for the great dictator, fatal attraction and more, september is shaping up to be a great month for film collector’s. here’s our picks for september.

Buck and the Preacher

 

Release Date: 26th September 2022

 

With his rousingly entertaining directorial debut, SIDNEY POITIER (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner) helped rewrite the history of the western, bringing Black heroes to a genre in which they had always been sorely underrepresented. Combining boisterous buddy comedy with blistering, Black Power–era political fury, Poitier and a marvellously mischievous HARRY BELAFONTE (Carmen Jones) star as a tough and taciturn wagon master and an unscrupulous, pistol-packing “preacher,” who join forces in order to take on the white bounty hunters threatening a westward-bound caravan of recently freed enslaved people. A superbly crafted revisionist landmark, Buck and the Preacher subverts Hollywood conventions at every turn and reclaims the western genre in the name of Black liberation.

 

  • New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New interview with Mia Mask, author of Black Rodeo: A History of the African American Western
  • Behind-the-scenes footage featuring actor-director Sidney Poitier and actor Harry Belafonte
  • Interviews with Poitier and Belafonte from 1972 episodes of Soul! and The Dick Cavett Show
  • New interview with Gina Belafonte, daughter of Harry Belafonte
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Aisha Harris

Violence in a womens prison

 

Release Date: 19th September 2022

 

Another entry in the Italian run of popular Emmanuelle’ sex movies, Bruno Mattei’s presentation of caged female sleaze delivers a suitably charged piece of institution-based exploitation wrought with cat fights corruption and claustrophobic tension. When investigative journalist Emmanuelle (Laura Gemser) pretends to be a drug dealer so that she can go to prison and write an expose of life inside Santa Catrina, a women’s penitentiary, she experiences humiliation, violence and is made to suffer solitary confinement and other random punishments. Violence in a Women’s Prison is the seventh entry in the Emmanuelle series and provides fans of this fascinating sub-genre with another sensationalist feature. A must for cult film collectors everywhere.

 

  • INCLUDES FIRST PRESSING GLOSS SLIPCASE FEATURING NEW ARTWORK BY SIMON PRITCHARD
  • INCLUDES BOOKLET NOTES BY ANDREW GRAVES and ILLUSTRATION BY COLIN MURDOCH
  • BRAND NEW 2K transfer from the Original Negatives
  • High Definition Blu-ray ™ (1080p) Presentation in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • English LPCM 2.0 Soundtrack
  • Optional English SDH
  • Audio commentary with Critic and Journalist Samm Deighan
  • Clyde Anderson’s Jail – An Interview with Claudio Fragrasso

On the Run

 

Release Date: 26th September 2022

 

Wrongly accused of killing his own wife, struggling police officer Hsiang Ming is forced to go into hiding. His only ally is the deadly female assassin Miss Pai. Together they form an unlikely alliance as they each try to avoid death or arrest. Directed by Alfred Cheung and starring Pat Ha and the legendary Biao Yuen (Game of Death, Spiritual Kung Fu, The Young Master), who brings his custom brand of acrobatic Kung Fu to the proceedings, On the Run (1988) ticks all the right boxes providing a highly engaging martial arts action thriller, a must for the discerning cult film collector.

 

  • BRAND NEW 2K transfer from the Original Negatives
  • High Definition Blu-ray ™ (1080p) Presentation in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
  • LPCM 2.0 Cantonese Mono
  • Rigid slipcase with brand new artwork by R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien
  • Double-Sided Foldout Poster featuring new artwork and original HK poster art
  • Collectable Art Cards
  • 80-page perfect-bound book featuring a brand-new interview with director Alfred Cheung and actor Patricia Ha. by Matthew Edwards
Audio Commentary with Kenneth Brorsson and Phil Gillon of the Podcast On Fire Network

Kuhle Wampe

 

Release Date: 19th September 2022

 

At the height of the Depression, Anni (Herta Thiele, Mädchen in Uniform) and her family are evicted from their Berlin apartment and forced to move in with her boyfriend, Fritz, at Kuhle Wampe, a lakeside camp on the outskirts of Berlin that now accommodates the ever-growing numbers of the dispossessed. Often described as the only communist film to come out of Weimar Germany, Kuhle Wampe was a creative collaboration between Bertolt Brecht, Ernst Ottwalt, Slatan Dudow, Hanns Eisler and Georg Höllering. Conceived at the political and artistic watershed of the waning Weimar Republic, it was swiftly banned in 1933 as the Nazis took power.

 

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Newly commissioned commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin (2022)
  • Introduction and Q&A by Andrew Hoellering (1999, 36 mins + 14 mins): the writer discusses his father’s work on Kuhle Wampe
  • Bread (1934, 12mins): a short political film made in protest against social inequality, poverty and unemployment
  • Beyond This Open Road (1934, 11 mins): modernist short by B Vivian Braun and Irene Nicholson, with poetic images of workers’ leisure time
  • Housing Problems (1935, 16 mins): Arthur Elton and Edgar Anstey’s powerful documentary about slum housing

Hearts and Minds

 

Release Date: 26th September 2022

 

A startling and courageous film, PETER DAVIS’s landmark 1974 documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronted the United States’ involvement in Vietnam at the height of the foment that surrounded it. Using a wealth of sources—from interviews to newsreels to footage of the conflict and the upheaval it occasioned on the home front— Davis constructs a powerfully affecting picture of the disastrous effects of war. Explosive, persuasive, and wrenching, Hearts and Minds is an overwhelming emotional experience and the most important nonfiction film ever made about this devastating period in history.

 

  • High-definition digital restoration, supervised by director Peter Davis and cinematographer Richard Pearce, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Davis
  • A collection of over two hours of never-before-seen outtakes from the film, including interviews with presidential adviser George Ball, broadcast journalist David Brinkley, French journalist and historian Philippe Devillers, political activist Tony Russo, and General William Westmoreland
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Davis, film critic Judith Crist, and historians Robert K. Brigham, George C. Herring, and Ngo Vinh Long

 

Burning an Illusion

 

Release Date: 19th September 2022

 

Pat (Cassie McFarlane), an ordinary London girl with a caring family, a job she enjoys and her own flat, seeks nothing more than to settle down to a life of married, middle-class conformity. Her cosy world is jolted when she meets Del (Victor Romero), a charming and vaguely discontented toolmaker, who soon moves in and then loses his job causing them both to challenge their assumptions about each other and their aspirations. Burning an Illusion, the pioneering first feature from Menelik Shabazz marks a coming of age for black British cinema. A film about transformation and identity, this sensitive and entertaining love story traces the emotional and political growth of a young black couple in Thatcher’s London.

 

  • Filmed introduction with Menelik Shabazz (2005)
  • Audio commentary with Menelik Shabazz, Cassie McFarlane and Victor Romero (2005)
  • Blood Ah Goh Run (Menelik Shabazz, 1982, 13 mins): short film documenting the impact of the New Cross massacre of 1981, the Black People’s Day of Action, and the uprisings in Brixton, Southall and Liverpool
  • Other extras TBC
  • Sleeve featuring original poster artwork by Anum Iyapo and Shakka Dedi

The Great Dictator

 

Release Date: 26th September 2022

 

In his notorious masterpiece The Great Dictator, CHARLIE CHAPLIN (City Lights, Modern Times) offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin (in his first pure talkie) brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish “Tomanian” dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring JACK OAKIE (Thieves’ Highway, Lover Come Back) and PAULETTE GODDARD (Modern Times, The Women) in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.’s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin’s famously impassioned plea for tolerance.

 

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Charlie Chaplin historians Dan Kamin and Hooman Mehran
  • The Tramp and the Dictator (2001), a documentary narrated by filmmaker Kenneth Branagh and featuring interviews with author Ray Bradbury, director Sidney Lumet, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and a host of others
  • Two new visual essays, by Chaplin archivist Cecilia Cenciarelli and Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
  • On-set, colour production footage shot by Chaplin’s half-brother, Sydney
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Wood and a 1940 article by Chaplin on the film

Love

 

Release Date: 19th September 2022

 

Károly Makk’s beloved film, based on the autobiographical writings of Tibor Déry, is a meditation on time, memory, love and loss. Two women await the return of political prisoner Janos. His elderly mother believes him to be working abroad; his devoted wife knows the painful truth of his absence… and fears she may never see him alive again. Beautifully played by two giants of Hungarian cinema, Lili Darvas and Mari Törõcsik, the film is a subtle yet powerful exploration of the consequences of life under totalitarian rule. Perfectly realised, Makk’s tender masterpiece is a landmark of international cinema. Love (Szerelem) comes to Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in a gorgeous new 4K restoration.

 

  • Love (Szerelem, 1971) presented from a new 4K restoration created by the National Film Institute – Film Archive, Hungary.
  • Károly Makk on Love (2005): the renowned filmmaker discusses the film.
  • Audio commentary with Károly Makk and professor Gábor Gelencsér.
  • ‘Love’ returns to Cannes (2016): a film on the history and restoration of Love.
  • Archival newsreel footage of Hungarian film week in Sorrento, 1971.
  • Trailers.
  • 20-page booklet with writing on the film by Graeme Hobbs and Agnes Sajti.
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.

Scary Tales

 

Release Date: 12th September 2022

 

SCARY TALES proves that the films of John Waters and Don Dohler aren’t the only genre miracles from Baltimore. A shot-on-video horror anthology that plays out like a public access version of CREEPSHOW, this is what happens when Satanic necklaces, bloodthirsty slashers, and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS-styled live action role playing collide with cool dads, neon lightbulbs, and dungeon synthesizers. AGFA and Bleeding Skull! are thrilled to present this charming, gore-filled dreamscape that has been meticulously pieced together from its original S-VHS master tapes. NOTICE! This movie was shot on VHS and edited on tape. Please approach the technical quality of the transfers with empathy.

 

  • New transfer from the original S-VHS master tapes
  • Commentary track with director Doug Ulrich
  • 1987 demo version of SCARY TALES
  • Outtakes and vintage TV promo appearance
  • Bonus movie: DARKEST SOUL (1994)
  • Early horror shorts by director Doug Ulrich
  • Reversible cover
  • English subtitles

Fatal Attraction

 

Release Date: 12th September 2022

 

STYLISH AND SEXY, FATAL ATTRACTION took audiences to terrifying new heights with its thrilling story of a casual encounter gone terribly awry. Looking better than ever on 4K UHD with HDR-10 and Dolby Vision, supervised by director Adrian Lyne, this box office smash was nominated for six Oscars®, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actress (Glenn Close). This collector’s edition of Fatal Attraction includes 6 art cards, 1 double-sided poster and 2 collectible tickets.

 

  • COMMENTARY BY DIRECTOR ADRIAN LYNE
  • FILMMAKER FOCUS: Adrian Lyne discusses FATAL ATTRACTION
  • REHEARSAL FOOTAGE
  • ALTERNATE ENDING WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ADRIAN LYNE
  • ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER

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