‘The Go-Between’: Brand New 4K Restoration

On DVD, Blu-Ray & Download on September 16 complete with brand new extras.

STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce the release of a new 4k restoration of the multi award-winning British classic The Go-Between on September 16. Available to own on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download, audiences will at last be able to revisit the film looking better than ever as part of the Vintage Classics collection. Special Edition DVD and Blu-Ray packages will also include an exclusive booklet and set of art cards.

Featuring an outstanding cast that boasts Julie Christie (Far From the Madding Crowd, Don’t Look Now), Alan Bates (Women in Love, Far From the Madding Crowd), Dominic Guard (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Margaret Leighton (The Good Die Young), Edward Fox (A Bridge too Far, Ghandi) and Michael Redgrave (The Lady Vanishes, The Browning Version), fans will also be given the opportunity to experience the film on the big screen via a special premiere taking place in Norwich (TBC).

Directed by Joseph Losey (The Criminal, Accident), this breath-taking adaptation of L.P. Hartley’s novel brought to the screen by the celebrated screenwriter Harold Pinter was an instant hit on its original release in 1971. Winning both audience and critical acclaim as well as a raft of awards (including 4 BAFTAs and the prestigious Palme d’Or), the visceral story of an Edwardian romance set during one seemingly endless Norfolk Summer continues to endure with a contemporary audience. The film was acknowledged by Ian McEwan as a strong inspiration for his modern classic, Atonement.

For the 2019 restoration of The Go-Between, STUDIOCANAL returned to the original camera negative where possible and, only when confronted by severe damage that could not be repaired, alternative sources were used. These elements were scanned at 4K resolution in 16bit. The project involved over 200 hours of manual frame by frame fixes and resulted in the creation of a new 4k DCP, and a new HD version, which were produced with the same high technological standards as today’s biggest international film releases.

Set over the course of the sweltering Norfolk summer of 1900, Marian (Julie Christie) is set to be engaged to Hugh (Edward Fox), a well-bred viscount and her perfect match. Marian’s young brother, Marcus (Richard Gibson), invites his classmate Leo (Dominic Guard) to stay at the grand House for the holiday. Quickly, Leo becomes besotted with the vivacious Marian and, innocent of romantic and sexual matters, unwittingly becomes a pawn in the forbidden romance between her and eminently unsuitable local farmer Ted Burgess (Alan Bates).

As the oppressive heat intensifies so too does Leon’s burgeoning adolescent questioning of love, attraction and the rules of the upper class that he doesn’t really belong to. Both a beautifully subtle critique of the English class system and a visual masterpiece that perfectly captures the timeless beauty of an English Edwardian summer.

The Go-Between is part of the ‘Vintage Classics collection’ – showcasing iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content. Distributed by STUDIOCANAL LIMITED

DVD / Blu-Ray Extras

❉ NEW Interview with Dominic Guard
❉ Anglia local news 31/07/1970 – featuring location report and i/vs with Julie Christie, Joseph Losey & Margaret Leighton
❉ Behind the scenes stills gallery
❉ Original Trailer
❉ Interview with Josh Losey
❉ Interview with Patricia Losey
❉ Michael Billington on Harold Pinter
❉ Interview with Gerry Fisher
❉ Interview with John Heyman
❉ Horlicks Television advert directed by Joseph Losey

‘The Go-Between’ is released on DVD, Blu-Ray & Download on September 16 complete with brand new extras. Cert: TBC. Total Running Time: 116 mins approx. Distributed by STUDIOCANAL LIMITED

❉ News source: Tim Mosley Publicity.

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