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Indicator - February 2018 Blu Ray titles announced!

There are two releases from coming from the typically excellent Indicator Blu Ray label during the second month of next year - both on February 19th. This first is their second box set representing the cult British film studio Hammer, called Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent. It’s a limited edition set, limited to 6000 numbered units. The four films on the set are as follows:

The Snorkel (Guy Green, 1958)

Never Take Sweets From a Stranger (Cyril Frankel, 1960)

The Full Treatment (Val Guest, 1960)

Cash on Demand (Quentin Lawrence, 1961)

The second release is the Stanley Kramer’s Oscar-winning 1965 film Ship of Fools, featuring a stellar cast including Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer, Oskar Werner and George Segal.

Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent special features are as follows:

• HD restorations of all four films

• Original Mono audio

• New title-specific documentaries exploring aspects of each film

• Two presentations of Never Take Sweets from a Stranger : the original UK theatrical cut, containing original titles and dialogue; and the alternative US version with amended Never Take Candy from a Stranger titles and censored dialogue

Never Take Sweets from a Stranger introduction by actor and filmmaker Matthew Holness

• Archival audio interview with Never Take Sweets from a Stranger director Cyril Frankel

• Two presentations of The Full Treatment: the uncensored UK theatrical cut; and the censored US version with alternative Stop Me Before I Kill! titles

• Audio commentary with film historian Michael Brooke and author Johnny Mains on The Snorkel

• Audio commentary with film historians Jonathan Rigby and David Miller on Cash on Demand

• New and exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Janina Faye (Never Take Sweets from a Stranger) and Lois Daine (Cash on Demand), props master Peter Allchorne (The Snorkel) and second assistant director Hugh Harlow (The Snorkel)

• Appreciations of composers Elizabeth Lutyens (Never Take Sweets from a Stranger) and Francis Chagrin (The Snorkel) by David Huckvale, author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde

• Hammer’s Women: Betta St John (2018): Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger offers an appreciation of the American actress, singer and dancer

• Hammer’s Women: Gwen Watford (2018): British cinema expert Dr Laura Mayne explores the life and career of the prolific English film, stage and television actress

• Hammer’s Women: Diane Cilento (2018): Dr Melanie Williams, author of Female Stars of British Cinema, explores the life and career of the Australian theatre and film actress and author

• Hammer’s Women: Lois Daine (2018): critic and author Becky Booth on the popular English film and television actress

• Archival documentaries, interviews and featurettes

• Original trailers

• Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and marketing materials

• Exclusive booklets for each film, with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Julian Upton and Kim Newman, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and full film credits

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

• World Blu-ray premieres of all four films

• Limited Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered copies

Ship of Fools special features are as follows:

• High Definition remaster

• Original mono audio

• Audio commentary with Nick Redman, Lem Dobbs and Julie Kirgo

• Karen Kramer Introduction (2007, 2 mins)

• On Board the Ship of Fools (2007, 28 mins)

• Voyage on a Soundstage (2007, 11 mins)

• Original theatrical trailer

• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography

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

• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film

• UK premiere on Blu-ray

• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

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