Powerhouse Films Gives Tony Richardson’s “The Border” A New Lease Of Life On Blu-ray

Increasingly recognised for its Blu-ray collector editions of minor cult hits, forgotten classics and independent obscurities, Powerhouse Films released Jack Nicholson-starring The Border on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK earlier this year.

The Border - Jack NicholsonVia Powerhouse Films’ Indicated series of limited edition Blu-rays, we’ve already seen Jack Nicholson’s early career get lovingly restored for the high-definition digital era.

Earlier this year, the Indicator series unveiled The Border before bringing audiences Antonioni’s The Passenger. The latter film, when it was released in 1975, helped to secure Nicholson as one of Hollywood’s seventies stars.

Just The Passenger brought newcomers and fans remastered video and audio as well as an array of fascinating bonus material, The Border’s release is similarly impressive.

As well as a high definition remaster, The Border makes it UK Blu-ray premiere alongside a Guardian/NFT Tribute to Tony Richardson featuring archival audio of an event chaired by Sight & Sound editor Philip Dodd. Lindsay Anderson, Kevin Brownlow, Jocelyn Herbert, Vanessa Redgrave, Karel Reisz and Natasha Richardson, each sharie their memories of Tony Richardson.

The Border - Jack Nicholson

In addition, there’s a limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by author Scott Harrison, and archival articles from Tony Richardson recalling The Border, and screenwriter Walon Green’s recollection of Jack Nicholson and filming The Border.

To discover more about The Border, read Mark Fraser’s piece “The Border Crosses A More Realistic Line” and buy the Blu-ray via Amazon.co.uk here.

Amilia Totten
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Amilia Totten is a freelance writer, photographer and erstwhile time-waster. Her eclectic film favourites include the latest Hollywood blockbuster to European avant-garde and the joys of Bollywood.

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