A SEVERED HEAD - LE

A SEVERED HEAD - LE

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(Dick Clement, 1971)
Release date: 25 February 2019
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)

Dick Clement followed the success of his first feature Otley with this wry adaptation of Iris Murdoch’s celebrated 1961 satirical novel, a harbinger of the sexual liberation that was to blossom in the mid-60s.

A Severed Head chronicles the sexual and amoral escapades of a group of middle-class, middle-aged London couples, portrayed by a wonderful cast which includes Ian Holm (Alien, The Lord of the Rings), Lee Remick (Days of Wine and Roses, The Omen), Claire Bloom (The Haunting, The King’s Speech) and Richard Attenborough (10 Rillington Place, Young Winston). Absurdist and delightfully funny, A Severed Head is a dark satire staged with wit and intelligence.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director Dick Clement and film historian Sam Dunn (2018)
  • Guise and Dolls (2019, 8 mins): artist and sculptor Saskia de Boer
    discusses the figurines she created for the film’s arresting title sequence
  • Slightly Saucy (2019, 7 mins): production manager Timothy Burrill recalls the making of A Severed Head
  • What Happened Just Then? (2019, 19 mins): an appreciation by comedian, musician, and writer Rob Deering
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: original promotional materials
  • New and improved English subtitlesfor the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by Pamela Hutchinson, archival interviews with the cast, an account of the film’s transition from page to stage to cinema screen, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: 15
REGION FREE
EAN: 5037899071731