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Obsession Limited Edition

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Released: 17th June 2024. Starring Robert Newton (Kiss the Blood Off My Hands), Phil Brown (The Camp on Blood Island), Sally Gray (They Made Me a Fugitive), and Naunton Wayne (Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes), Obsession takes a dark and unsettling journey into the mind of a murderer. When psychiatrist Clive (Newton) learns that his wife, Storm (Gray), is having an affair, he resolves to take revenge by kidnapping and murdering her lover, Bill (Brown), and dissolving his corpse in acid. As Bill languishes in Clive’s cellar, Detective Finsbury (Wayne) doggedly pursues the case... Written by Alec Coppel (Vertigo), scored by Nino Rota (8½, The Godfather), and directed by Edward Dmytryk (The Sniper) during his blacklist-induced exile in Britain, Obsession’s original release was delayed due to the ongoing court case of real-life ‘Acid Bath Murderer’ John Haigh. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES  New 4K restoration by Powerhouse Films  Original mono audio  Audio commentary with film historians Thirza Wakefield and Melanie Williams (2024)  The John Player Lecture with Edward Dmytryk (1972): archival audio recording of the prolific director in conversation with author and critic John Baxter, recorded at London’s National Film Theatre  Richard Dyer on ‘Obsession’ (2024): the academic and author explores the themes and the making of the film The BEHP Interview with Gordon McCallum (1988): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring sound recordist McCallum in conversation with Alan Lawson Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials  New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Fintan McDonagh, archival articles on Edward Dmytryk’s period in Britain and the making of Obsession, an archival interview with actor Naunton Wayne, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 4,000 copies for the UK and the US All extras subject to change 

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  • Details

    Released:
    17th June 2024
    Category:
    Classic
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Barcode:
    5060697923964
  • Description

    Starring Robert Newton (Kiss the Blood Off My Hands), Phil Brown (The Camp on Blood Island), Sally Gray (They Made Me a Fugitive), and Naunton Wayne (Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes), Obsession takes a dark and unsettling journey into the mind of a murderer.

    When psychiatrist Clive (Newton) learns that his wife, Storm (Gray), is having an affair, he resolves to take revenge by kidnapping and murdering her lover, Bill (Brown), and dissolving his corpse in acid. As Bill languishes in Clive’s cellar, Detective Finsbury (Wayne) doggedly pursues the case...

    Written by Alec Coppel (Vertigo), scored by Nino Rota (8½, The Godfather), and directed by Edward Dmytryk (The Sniper) during his blacklist-induced exile in Britain, Obsession’s original release was delayed due to the ongoing court case of real-life ‘Acid Bath Murderer’ John Haigh.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES 
    • New 4K restoration by Powerhouse Films 
    • Original mono audio 
    • Audio commentary with film historians Thirza Wakefield and Melanie Williams (2024) 
    • The John Player Lecture with Edward Dmytryk (1972): archival audio recording of the prolific director in conversation with author and critic John Baxter, recorded at London’s National Film Theatre 
    • Richard Dyer on ‘Obsession’ (2024): the academic and author explores the themes and the making of the film
    • The BEHP Interview with Gordon McCallum (1988): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring sound recordist McCallum in conversation with Alan Lawson
    • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials 
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Fintan McDonagh, archival articles on Edward Dmytryk’s period in Britain and the making of Obsession, an archival interview with actor Naunton Wayne, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits
    • World premiere on Blu-ray
    • Limited edition of 4,000 copies for the UK and the US

    All extras subject to change 
    Region Code:
    Region A,B,C
    Duration:
    96 minutes
    Extras:
    Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1.37, Mono, Booklet, Commentary: Thirza Wakefield and Melanie Williams (film historians), Documentaries: 'The John Player Lecture with Edward Dmytryk' (1972); 'Richard Dyer on 'Obsession'', Image Gallery, Interviews: The BEHP interview with Gordon McCallum (sound recordist)
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