THE MAN WHO HAD POWER OVER WOMEN - LE

THE MAN WHO HAD POWER OVER WOMEN - LE

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This limited edition is exclusive to the Powerhouse Films website and will not be available to purchase at any other physical retailer or website.

(John Krish, 1970)

Release date: 29 January 2024
Website Exclusive Limited Edition Blu-ray (World premiere)

The dark side of Swinging London is explored in The Man Who Had Power Over Women, starring Rod Taylor (Zabriskie Point), Carol White (Cathy Come Home), James Booth (90° in the Shade), and Keith Barron (The Land That Time Forgot).

Womanising talent agent Peter Reaney (Taylor) splits from his long-suffering wife, moves in with his best friend Val (Booth), and promptly starts an affair with Val's wife Jody (White). Added to the complexities of his personal life is his client, wayward popstar Barry Black (Clive Francis), for whom he is asked to cover up a dark secret...

Directed by John Krish (Unearthly Stranger), this release includes extensive interview material with Krish, as well as newly restored versions of two of Krish’s acclaimed short films – Break-In (1956), and the powerful anti-apartheid drama-documentary Let My People Go (1961).

This limited edition is exclusive to the Powerhouse Films website and will not be available to purchase at any other physical retailer or website.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4K restoration

  • Original mono audio

  • The BEHP Interview with John Krish (1994–2004, 90 mins): archival audio recording of the celebrated director in a career-spanning conversation with Rodney Giesler, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project

  • A Bad Marriage (2024, 11 mins): screenwriter Allan Scott discusses the process of adapting The Man Who Had Power Over Women for the big screen with writing partner Chris Bryant, and the reasons for removing their names from the final film

  • Break-In (1956, 44 mins): Krish’s dramatised training film about the military police, made for the British Army and featuring Jim Dale in his earliest-known screen appearance

  • Let My People Go (1961, 24 mins): Krish’s powerful, polemical film which combines archival footage and staged reconstructions to inform and educate about the brutal realities of Apartheid in South Africa

  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials

  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Vic Pratt, archival interviews with Rod Taylor and John Krish, new writing on Break-In, Patrick Russell on Let My People Go, and film credits

  • World premiere on Blu-ray

  • Limited edition website exclusive of 3,000 copies

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BBFC cert: 15
REGION A/B
EAN: 5060697920956