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Merrick, Ian - Black Panther (Flipside) (Blu-Ray+d (Uk Import)
Releasedatum: 28 mei 2012

THE BLACK PANTHER (DVD & Blu-ray)

A film by Ian Merrick

Directed by Ian Merrick, this intelligent crime drama charts the infamous killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka the Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-70s, culminating in the kidnapping and death of a 17-year old girl. Told with uncommon accuracy and refraining from any measure of sensationalism, this fascinating and disturbing film fell foul of a media-driven campaign upon its original cinema release which resulted in an effective ban.

Now newly mastered from original film elements preserved at the BFI National Archive, this impressive and powerful film is at long last made available for new audiences. The Dual Format Edition also includes Bob Bentley's rarely seen 1981 short film, Recluse, which is based on reports of another real life crime, as an extra, as well as an extensive booklet contextualising essays, full credits and original promotional materials.

Special Features*

Presented in Both High Definition and Standard Definition

Director approved transfer

Alternative French language soundtrack, with optional English subtitles

Recluse (1981, 30 minutes): Bob Bentley's arresting short film based on real events, starring MauriceDenham and edited by David Gladwell (editor of if.... and O Lucky Man!)

Recluse: recce footage (1978, 10 minutes): newly-discovered 16mm location scouting footage

Comprehensive booklet with newly commissioned essays and contribution from James Oliver, Ian Merrick and Michael Armstrong; original promotional artwork; full credits



€ 15.99



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