New Label “Indicator” Treats Fans To “Christine’s” UK Blu-ray Debut Ahead Of More John Carpenter In 2017
A new UK DVD/Blu-ray distributor debuts John Carpenter’s cult classic Christine on Blu-ray with a terrific release that features 2k restored video, an audio commentary from the director and star Keith Gordon and three-part making-of documentary.
Introducing Indicator, a new UK DVD/Blu-ray label from London-based Powerhouse Films, which debuted Christine on Blu-ray in Great Britain last October and prepares to unleash more John Carpenter cult favourites in 2017. Through its label Indicator, Powerhouse Films is eager to make available, often for the first time, classic movies in stylish dual format limited editions with complementary booklets (featuring newly commissioned essays and contemporary interviews, articles or reviews) and additional features that enhance the movie-watching experience.
Powerhouse Films’ Indicator Limited Edition release is the first time Christine has been available on Blu-ray in the UK. The dual format release is packed with fantastic features that will undoubtedly thrill fans. The Indicator edition also features a 2K restoration which looks great as well as the original stereo audio and alternative 5.1 surround track.
Stand out extra features include a 48-minute three-part making of documentary, made in 2003, (Christine: Ignition, Fast and Furious & Finish Line) featuring interviews with cast and crew, including John Carpenter and Keith Gordon. The director and star also provide an audio commentary track. There is also a selection of deleted scenes.
The release also includes: an isolated score, image gallery including on-set and promotional photography, theatrical trailers, TV Spots and new and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The limited edition (only 5,000 copies have been made) also includes an excellent 24-page booklet with a new essay by Jeff Billington and a 1996 article on Carpenter’s cinematic ‘guilty pleasures’.
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UK Blu-ray premieres of John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars & Vampires coming January 23 from Indicator
John Carpenter fans will be pleased to hear that Indicator is premiering both Ghosts of Mars and Vampires on UK Blu-ray in January. The feature-packed editions land January 23.
Vampires, which made our best films of John Carpenter top 10, features The Guardian Interview with John Carpenter, looking at hist films prior to Vampires as well as a behind the scenes feature looking at the making-of his 1998 action-horror.
Ghosts of Mars complements Vampires’ Indicator release with part 2 of The Guardian Interview, looking at John Carpenter’s 1980s and early 1990s films. Amongst a number of extra features, the release includes an audio commentary with John Carpenter and star Natasha Henstridge.