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(Joseph Losey, 1968)
Release date: 24 October 2022
Standard Edition Blu-ray
Joseph Losey’s lurid and often misunderstood drama stars the great Elizabeth Taylor (Suddenly, Last Summer) as an ageing London prostitute who befriends a young woman (Mia Farrow, See No Evil) that reminds her of her long-dead daughter. As the bizarre relationship between the two evolves, the appearance of Robert Mitchum (Cape Fear), as Farrow’s abusive stepfather, ignites deep emotions and dark passions.
With its exquisite production design, stylish cinematography and elegant score, Joseph Losey’s lost masterpiece finally makes its long-overdue premiere on Blu-ray.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
- High Definition remaster
- Original mono audio
- Audio commentary with authors and critics Dean Brandum and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (2019)
- Archival Interview with Joseph Losey (1969, 15 mins): extract from the French television programme Cinéma critique, featuring the celebrated director promoting the release of Secret Ceremony and an appreciation by critic Michel Mourlet
- The Beholder’s Share (2019, 25 mins): interview with Gavrik Losey, son of Joseph Losey
- TV version: additional scenes (1971, 18 mins): unique epilogue and prologue produced for US television screenings, with Robert Douglas and Michael Strong
- Original theatrical trailer
- Larry Karaszewski trailer commentary (2015, 3 mins): short critical appreciation
- Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
BBFC cert: 15