69 The Border

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69 The Border

#1 Post by MichaelB » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:44 am

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(Tony Richardson, 1982)
Release date: 22 January 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Jack Nicholson (The Last Detail, Wolf) gives one of his finest and most subtle performances as a hard-working but deeply disillusioned Mexican border-guard in this tough thriller from renowned British filmmaker Tony Richardson (Look Back in Anger, A Taste of Honey).

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with critic and film historian Nick Pinkerton
• The Guardian/NFT Tribute to Tony Richardson (1992, 58 mins): archival audio recording of an event chaired by Sight & Sound editor Philip Dodd, featuring Lindsay Anderson, Kevin Brownlow, Jocelyn Herbert, Vanessa Redgrave, Karel Reisz and Natasha Richardson, each sharing their memories of Tony Richardson
• 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 32-page booklet with a new essay by author Scott Harrison, Tony Richardson on The Border, screenwriter Walon Green on Jack Nicholson and The Border, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
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#2 Post by Ribs » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:05 am

MichaelB wrote:Final specs for The Border:

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Beaver on The Border

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#3 Post by tenia » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:42 pm

I'm quite sure I read about it but can't find if I dreamed it or if it's real : my Border booklet has the credits page all messed up in gibberish. Is there a replacement program in place for the booklet ?

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#4 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:17 am

tenia wrote:I'm quite sure I read about it but can't find if I dreamed it or if it's real : my Border booklet has the credits page all messed up in gibberish. Is there a replacement program in place for the booklet ?
Yes - contact info@powerhousefilms.co.uk

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Re: Indicator

#5 Post by tenia » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:37 am

Thanks Michael.
Though I'm not sure I'll actually change it, I admit it got me laughing quite a lot.

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#6 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 am

tenia wrote:Thanks Michael.
Though I'm not sure I'll actually change it, I admit it got me laughing quite a lot.
Well, I'm glad someone found it funny!

Stuff like this is tooth-grindingly annoying, because it's a mistake that happened after we signed off on the project - and of course we double-checked the proof that we signed off on as soon as the problem came to light, but unsurprisingly it looked perfect. Each Indicator booklet gets at least four pairs of eyes cast over it prior to sign-off, so the chances of us all missing something quite that glaringly obvious are nonexistent.

The real mystery is why the printers missed something that obvious - and it wasn't a first offence either, as the Day in the Death of Joe Egg booklet had an identical problem. But at least they admitted liability immediately (it was a bit open and shut in this respect), which is why replacements were produced very quickly.

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#7 Post by tenia » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:25 am

I can totally imagine how it can frustrating to see this happen after all the controls in the world.

I've been for the past weeks catching back some readings, including some booklets from video releases. I totally forgot about this so when I opened the booklet and saw this (on which you pretty much can't make out a single word of the credits, but all the names are however intact !), I just bursted out laughing. My GF next to me was wondering what was happening, and when I showed her, she got stuck on trying to decipher what happened there.

It seems to me like something I can pretty much live with anyway, but I probably won't bother with having the booklet replaced just for that, because I didn't impact my reading at all. But it suddenly made me remember about reading something about this, and wanted to know if I dreamt it or if it was real.

I now have to check my Joe Egg booklet.

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#8 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:31 am

It's clearly some glitch to do with a particular font or treatment of said font - but since most booklets turn out perfectly and we do it the same way every time (and with the same font), I've no idea why it's gone wrong twice. And I'm even more baffled as to why it isn't spotted at the printer's end, as it really couldn't be any more obviously a mistake.

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