THE PEMINI ORGANISATION: 1972-1974 (LIMITED EDITION) BLU-RAY [PRE-ORDER]

THE PEMINI ORGANISATION: 1972-1974 (LIMITED EDITION) BLU-RAY [PRE-ORDER]

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Street Date 5/24/22

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In the early 1970s, three ambitious friends – Peter Crane, Michael Sloan and Nigel Hodgson – combined the first letters of each of their names and set up the Pemini Organisation, a young and vital independent British film production company. Active between 1972 and 1974, Pemini produced one mid-length film, Hunted, a high-suspense thriller starring Edward Woodward and June Ritchie, and two feature films: Assassin, a grimly realistic spy film starring Ian Hendry, Edward Judd, Frank Windsor, Ray Brooks and Mike Pratt; and Moments, an enigmatic romantic mystery starring Keith Michell and Angharad Rees. When Pemini disbanded, the films disappeared into the ether...

Now, these three lost works, made by one of the most vibrant independent production companies of the era, have been rescued from the archives to be given their first ever home entertainment release in this deluxe, individually numbered Limited Edition Blu-ray set, accompanied by a wealth of newly produced extras, including feature-length director commentaries, cast and crew interviews, and an 80-page book.

FEATURES:
New 2K restorations of Hunted, Assassin, and Moments from the only surviving film elements
Original mono audio
Audio commentaries on Hunted, Assassin, and Moments with director Peter Crane and film historian Sam Dunn (2022)
Interview with Peter Crane, director of Hunted, Assassin, and Moments (2022)
Interview with Michael Sloan, writer of Hunted, Assassin, and Moments (2022)
Interview with Bruce Atkins, production designer Hunted, Assassin, and Moments (2022)
Interview with Pemini Organisation co-founder Nigel Hodgson (2022)
Interview with June Ritchie, star of Hunted (2022) • Interview with Hunted composer Graham Dee (2022)
Interview with Martyn Chillmaid, assistant director of Assassin (2022)
Interview with Moments actor Valerie Minifie (2022)
Interview with Momentscomposer John Cameron (2022)
Interview with Bill Summers, electrician on Moments (2022)
‘Moments’ in Cannes (2022): Peter Crane recounts a memorable story from an exhibitor screening
Film historian Vic Pratt charts the history of the Pemini Organisation (2022)
Ian Hendry biographer Gabriel Hershman looks at the actor’s role in Assassin (2022)
Moments: deleted sex scene (1974): sequence removed from release prints at the behest of the distributor
In Search of Lebanon (1970): student film directed by Peter Crane and Nigel Hodgson exploring present day Lebanon as the living source of the Adonis myth
Original theatrical trailers
Image galleries: extensive promotional and publicity materials from the Pemini Organisation’s archives
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Limited edition exclusive 80-page book featuring extensive extracts from Peter Crane’s ‘Memories of Pemini’, detailing the rise and fall of the Pemini Organisation and the production of their three films, extracts from the films’ original press materials, archival news articles on Pemini’s activities, new writing on In Search of Lebanon, and full film credits
World premiere on Blu-ray
Limited edition of 6,000 copies for the UK and US
All extras subject to change


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