SPRING NIGHT SUMMER NIGHT - LE
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(Joseph L Anderson, 1967)
Release date: 25 May 2020
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)
With its non-professional cast, this sensitive drama, which explores the intimate relationship between a coal-miner’s daughter and her half-brother, is American independent cinema’s closest relation to Italian Neorealism. Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a beautiful new restoration by Peter Conheim and Ross Lipman, Joseph L Anderson’s film played international festivals in 2019 to great acclaim.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- New 4K restoration
- Original mono audio
- ‘Spring Night Summer Night’: 50 Years Later (2020): retrospective documentary by Glenn Litton featuring interviews with writer-director Joseph L Anderson, writer-producer Franklin Miller, actors John Crawford, Ted Heimerdinger and Larue Hall, and sound editor Tom Peterson
- I’m Goin’ to Straitsville (2020): documentary revisiting the Columbus, Ohio locations with Franklin and Judy Miller, and archivist and restoration supervisor Peter Conheim
- Cleveland Cinematheque Q&A (2016): cast and crew panel discussion
- 16mm On-set Footage (1967, silent): rare and previously unseen material from the film’s production
- In the Middle of the Nights (2020): video essay by restoration supervisor Ross Lipman comparing Spring Night Summer Night to its ‘sexploitation’ recut, Miss Jessica Is Pregnant
- Three short films by Anderson, comprising the ‘Bluegrass Trilogy’: Football as It Is Played Today (1961), How Swived (1962), and Cheers (1963)
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Ian Mantgani, Glenn Litton’s memories of director Joseph L Anderson, Peter Conheim on the film’s restoration, a look at the career of distributor Joseph L Brenner, and film credits
- UK premiere on Blu-ray
- Limited edition of 3,000 copies
BBFC cert: 15