(Richard Loncraine, 1987) Release date: 28 August 2023 Standard Edition Blu-ray
Adapted by Desmond Lowden from his novel of the same name, Bellman & True is a tense heist thriller starring Bernard Hill (Boys from the Blackstuff, The Lord of the Rings) as a computer programmer blackmailed by gangsters into hacking a bank security system.
Directed by Richard Loncraine (Full Circle, The Missionary) Bellman & True deftly balances dramatic realism with stark black comedy and nail-biting suspense. Produced by HandMade Films, Bellman & True is a fine companion piece to their successful thrillers The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Two presentations of the film: the pre-release version that premiered at the 1987 London Film Festival (122 mins), and the original UK theatrical cut (114 mins)
Running in Traffic (2019, 24 mins): director Richard Loncraine recalls the production of the film
Just an Adventure (2019, 20 mins): actor Kieran O’Brien talks fondly of his first film role
Cracking the System (2019, 17 mins): screenwriter and author Desmond Lowden discusses adapting his own novel for the screen
Trust Me (2019, 10 mins): composer Colin Towns looks back at the creation of the film’s score
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
#PHISE125B BBFC cert: 15 REGION B EAN: 5060697923650