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(Stephen Frears, 1971)
Release date: 27 June 2022
Standard Edition Blu-ray

This brilliant feature debut from director Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters) is an affectionate – and uniquely British – tribute to the Hollywood detective movies of the 1940s. Starring the great Albert Finney (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Murder on the Orient Express, Skyfall) as a Liverpool bingo caller who dreams of being a private eye and then finds himself suddenly contacted for what appears to be an actual piece of detective work.

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Stephen Frears on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 18 mins): the acclaimed director discusses the film’s production history
  • Neville Smith on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 16 mins): the celebrated writer and actor discusses his work on the film, for which he won a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award
  • Producer Michael Medwin on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 2 mins): short interview with the actor and producer
  • Editor Charles Rees on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 25 mins): insightful interview with the film’s original editor
  • Production Designer Michael Seymour on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 3 mins): brief recollection of the film’s production
  • Actor Tom Kempinski on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 2 mins): the actor recalls the shooting of his scene with Finney
  • The Burning (1968, 32 mins): Frears’ haunting debut short film, made for Finney’s production company, Memorial Enterprises
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • VHS trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

BBFC cert: 12
EAN: 5060697922165