Director Michael Apted (Coal Miner's Daughter, The World Is Not Enough) made his feature-film debut with this distinctive drama based on the novella of the same name by H E Bates (The Darling Buds of May). Reuniting Glenda Jackson with her Women in Love co-star Oliver Reed (The Devils), 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, The Triple Echo makes its US debut on Blu-ray.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED 2K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
- Original mono audio
- A Matter of Life and Death (2019, 15 mins): director Michael Apted reflects on his feature debut and its place within his prolific career
- Identity Crises (2019, 29 mins): actor Brian Deacon recalls his first film role starring alongside Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed
- A Different Perspective (2019, 25 mins): editor Barrie Vince recalls shaping and structuring the film
- Dressing Up (2019, 9 mins): costume designer Emma Porteous on the challenges of recreating an authentic wardrobe for The Triple Echo
- The Emotion of the Moment (2019, 8 mins): composer Marc Wilkinson discusses highlights from his score
- A Sense of Justice (2019, 23 mins): an in-depth appreciation by author and film historian Neil Sinyard
- Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation
- Original theatrical trailer, edited by the legendary Jean Fouchet
- Teaser trailer
- Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Pasquale Iannone, an archival interview with Michael Apted, H E Bates on The Triple Echo, an overview of contemporary critical responses, an analysis of Jean Fouchet's theatrical trailer, and film credits
- US premiere on Blu-ray
- Limited Edition of 2,000 copies