Assault aka In The Devil’s Garden gets a UK Blu-ray release courtesy of Network. The worldwide debut for the film on the high definition format presents it in a newly scanned 2K transfer.
A hard-hitting psychological thriller, Assault (aka In the Devil’s Garden) stars Frank Finlay as a career policeman willing to employ unorthodox methods to catch a sleazy murderer and Suzy Kendall as a plucky teacher willing to put her life in jeopardy to help him do so. Tautly directed by Sidney Hayers (Night of the Eagle), this controversial drama is presented here as a brand new High Definition transfer remastered from the original 35mm camera negative.
When a schoolgirl rapist escalates to murder, Det. Chief Supt. Velyan (Finlay) faces an agonising choice when the girl’s teacher – who saw the maniac in pursuit of his second victim – offers to put herself in harm’s way in an effort to catch the killer.
Assault has been newly scanned to 2K resolution from the original 35mm camera negative in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The restoration carried out involved careful grain management, both automated and manual removal of film dirt and damage, and correction of major instability, warping and density fluctuations. Remastered from original film materials preserved by the BFI National Archive.
• Theatrical Trailer
• Image Gallery
• Limited edition, collectable booklet written by Laura Mayne and Adrian Smith
• PDF material
The worldwide debut of Assault on Blu-ray arrived on August 27, 2018.