72 The St Valentine's Day Massacre

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72 The St Valentine's Day Massacre

#1 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:28 pm

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THE ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE
(Roger Corman, 1967)
Release date: 22 April 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere) - pre-order here

Roger Corman’s most ambitious and expensive production – his only film for a major studio – is a violent and lurid account of the events leading up to one of the most infamous events in American crime history. Detailing the bitter and brutal rivalry between feuding Chicago mob bosses Al Capone and ‘Bugs’ Moran, Corman’s vividly realised film features terrific performances from Jason Robards, Ralph Meeker and George Segal, and remains one of Corman’s best films.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• 4K restoration from the original negative
• Original mono audio
Roger Corman Remembers (2014, 4 mins): the director discusses the making of The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
Scenes of the Crime (2018, 14 mins): a critical analysis by Barry Forshaw, film historian and author of American Noir
The Man of a Thousand Voices (2018, 11 mins): a new appreciation of the great voice actor Paul Frees by Ben Ohmart, author of Welcome, Foolish Mortals: The Life and Voices of Paul Frees
• Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
• Original theatrical trailer
• Roger Corman trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins)
• Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, archival interviews with Roger Corman, contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

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BBFC cert: 15
REGION B
EAN: 5037899071410

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Re: 72 The St Valentine's Day Massacre

#2 Post by Drucker » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:44 am

Dramatically different than The Twilight Time release.

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Re: 72 The St Valentine's Day Massacre

#3 Post by Apperson » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:47 pm

I would assume that the TT is not a 4K transfer which I thought was apparent from the announcement of this release.

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#4 Post by MichaelB » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:36 pm


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Re: 72 The St Valentine's Day Massacre

#5 Post by MichaelB » Mon May 07, 2018 5:33 pm

CineOutsider:
The release of any Roger Corman film on Blu-ray is a cause for quiet celebration, hence my glee at the news that one of the most enjoyable works from a particularly creative period of his career (it was made after his run of Edgar Allen Poe films and between the censor-baiting duo of The Wild Angels and The Trip) was being released on Blu-ray by Indicator. No surprises that it lives up to expectations, with a lovely HD transfer and some worthwhile special features, the cream of which is the excellent booklet. Enthusiastically recommended.

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Re: 72 The St Valentine's Day Massacre

#6 Post by M Sanderson » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:05 pm

Wonderful film. Loved the fight between Segal and his girlfriend. The use of objects and spatial transitions in particular. The end Massacre with the guys lined up against a brick wall, the bullets gouging holes in the bricks. Wonderfully cast from the leads down to the smallest roles, Bruce Dern, Jack Nicholson, Tom Signorelli, Joe Turkel, Dick Smith & Alex Rocco. Very impressive and I agree with David Pirie’s assessment that it’s among Corman’s absolute best.

And one marvellously healthy Blu ray transfer. Maybe the best I’ve seen of a ‘60s colour film (along with The Swimmer by Grindhouse). Have to say I’m ready for another gangster classic, Underworld USA (from Indicator’s Fuller Box).

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