119 The Triple Echo

Discuss Blu-rays released by Indicator and the films on them.

Moderator: MichaelB

Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
MichaelB
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:20 pm
Location: Worthing
Contact:

119 The Triple Echo

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:08 am

Image
THE TRIPLE ECHO
(Michael Apted, 1972)
Release date: 18 March 2019
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)


Preorder here

Michael Apted made his feature-film debut with this distinctive drama based on the novella of the same name by H E Bates. Reuniting Glenda Jackson with her Women in Love co-star Oliver Reed, the film also stars a young Brian Deacon (Vampyres, A Zed & Two Noughts).

When a young soldier (Deacon) deserts his outfit and hides in a remote farm, the farm owner (Jackson) and he fall in love. But their idyll is shattered by the arrival of a boorish, violent army sergeant (Reed) searching for his AWOL recruit.

Unconventional and superbly played, The Triple Echo is one of the finest British films of the 1970s. Long overlooked and unjustly neglected, this powerful drama is now ripe for rediscovery, and is presented in a brand new 2K restoration from the film’s newly rediscovered original negative.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

• New 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from the original negative
• Original mono audio
• Interview with director Michael Apted (2019): the award-winning filmmaker discusses The Triple Echo in this new and exclusive interview
• Interview with actor Brian Deacon (2019)
• Interview with composer Marc Wilkinson (2019)
• Interview with editor Barrie Vince (2019)
• Interview with costume designer Emma Porteus (2019)
• Neil Sinyard on ‘The Triple Echo’ (2019): a new appreciation by the author and film historian
• Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation
• Theatrical trailer
• Teaser trailer
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Pasquale Ianonne, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

#PHILTD119
BBFC cert: TBC
REGION B
EAN: 5037899071755


Preorder here

eerik
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:53 pm
Location: Estonia

Re: 119 The Triple Echo

#2 Post by eerik » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:03 pm

Wow, the trailer really grabbed my attention.

M Sanderson
Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:43 am

Re: 119 The Triple Echo

#3 Post by M Sanderson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:15 am

Great that they’re initiating their own restorations, as not all of the intriguing movies - in particular, British - Indicator have had access to have benefited from state of the art restoration jobs. I’m very glad to see them take on this responsibility, and for the company to develop.

User avatar
MichaelB
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:20 pm
Location: Worthing
Contact:

Re: 119 The Triple Echo

#4 Post by MichaelB » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:56 pm

I'm very happy to confirm that this has Indicator's strongest batch of original interviews since Charlie Bubbles last November, and their combined running time isn't that far short of the main feature.

This sort of thing is always pot luck, because even if you can track the relevant people down at all (assuming they're still alive) and persuade them to appear on camera, there's no guarantee that they'll remember much about a nearly fifty-year-old film - but everyone here has excellent recall, possibly because they all seem genuinely proud of their work on it. Although Brian Deacon makes working with Oliver Reed sound absolutely petrifying both on camera and off, not least because Reed downed half a bottle of vodka before filming their big set-piece scene (no spoilers, but those who know the film will know exactly what I'm referring to).

User avatar
MichaelB
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:20 pm
Location: Worthing
Contact:

Re: 119 The Triple Echo

#5 Post by MichaelB » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:11 am

Final specs:

Image

User avatar
MichaelB
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:20 pm
Location: Worthing
Contact:

Re: 119 The Triple Echo

#6 Post by MichaelB » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:50 pm

Beaver:
Indicator bring Michael Apted's debut film "The Triple Echo" to Blu-ray with a new 2k restoration from the original negative. The film is housed on a dual-layered disc with a completely maxed out bitrate. The 1.85:1 image looks very clean, with an appropriate amount of grain. The restoration work here is outstanding, with a strong contrast in darker scenes, still showing lots of detail without any crushing blacks. This film is shot by cinematographer John Coquillon, notable for also lensing "The Changeling" and "Straw Dogs", and his work looks stunning thanks to this immaculate transfer. Indicator are really at the top of their game.

User avatar
MichaelB
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:20 pm
Location: Worthing
Contact:

Re: 119 The Triple Echo

#7 Post by MichaelB » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:50 pm


Post Reply