Powerhouse Films through its Indicator Series of Blu-rays has released Robert Rossen’s brilliant drama Lilith. The limited edition packs plenty of additional features including the near 90-minute interview with Warren Beatty conducted by The Guardian in 1990.
The final film by the great, yet underrated Robert Rossen (All the King’s Men, The Hustler) is a compelling tale of love, madness, and forbidden desire. Warren Beatty (Mickey One, The Fortune) stars as a young war veteran who takes a job as on orderly in a local asylum and falls under the spell of beautiful schizophrenic, Lilith (Jean Seberg – A Bout de souffle, Bonjour Tristesse).
Boasting a superb supporting cast that includes Peter Fonda, Jessica Walter, Gene Hackman and Kim Hunter, Rossen’s delicate and powerful film is one of the most under-appreciated American films of the 1960s.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
The Guardian Interview with Warren Beatty (1990, 87 mins): archival audio recording of a career-spanning interview with the celebrated actor and director, hosted by Christopher Cook and conducted at London’s National Film Theatre
The Suffering Screen (2019, 25 mins): a visual essay by journalist and author Amy Simmons which explores cinema’s enduring fascination with narratives and representations of female madness
The Many Faces of Jean Seberg (2019, 8 mins): critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson explores the life and career of the famed actor
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 36-page booklet with a new essay by Richard Combs, Robert Rossen and Seberg on Lilith, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited Edition of 3,000 copies