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Pulp

#1 Post by Ribs » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:22 am

A year after they’d created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, three Michaels – writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine – reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavour…

Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as My Gun Is Long and The Organ Grinder, who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster connections – but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined.

A favourite of J.B. Ballard, Pulp has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different – Get Carter never had the time for sight gags and one-liners – but it’s a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This brand-new restoration from Arrow Films aims to right than wrong.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

• Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, supervised and approved by director of photography Ousama Rawi, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 1.0 mono sound
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Brand-new interview with writer-director Mike Hodges
• Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi
• Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen
• Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

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Re: Pulp

#2 Post by Cronenfly » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:22 pm

This to me is a great MGM rescue. Have not seen it in a while but I always enjoy Hodges and am very much looking forward to seeing it in HD.

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Re: Pulp

#3 Post by M Sanderson » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:44 am

Never seen this but am eager to due to Hodges.

Excited about the restoration.

Caine played writers in a few intriguing films, Romantic Englishwoman (Losey), Deathtrap (Lumet), and I believe Sleuth as well, not to mention Pulp.

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Re: Pulp

#4 Post by tenia » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:21 am

Now delayed to Dec 18th.

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Re: Pulp

#5 Post by Robin Davies » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:47 pm

Ribs wrote:A favourite of J.B. Ballard,
J. G. Ballard, please.
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