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The Rainbow Boys

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Starring: Donald Pleasence, Don Calfa, Kate Reid
Director: Gerald Potterton
Plot Synopsis:

50th anniversary special edition!

Struggling to subsist on negligible and infrequent gold discoveries, prospector Ralph Logan (Halloween’s Donald Pleasence) crosses paths with Mazella (Return of the Living Dead’s Don Calfa), a New York City drifter with a three-wheel motorcycle and plenty of time on his hands. After introducing his new acquaintance to the practical, level-headed Gladys (The Andromeda Strain’s Kate Reid), Logan suggests the trio join forces for a mission deep into the mountains of British Columbia in search of his father’s elusive stash of gold. The journey that follows is equal parts dangerous, exciting, wacky, and enlightening, as this mismatched trio goes to extraordinary lengths to make the most of their golden opportunity.

The one and only live action feature from famed animation director Gerald Potterton (Heavy Metal), The Rainbow Boys is a lively showcase for the talents of its three stars and a visually stunning widescreen journey through Canada’s great outdoors. With a playfully old-fashioned approach, this film brings to mind the more expansive, adventurous Hollywood comedies of the ’50s, but with an oddball sensibility all its own. Like the gold our heroes seek, The Rainbow Boys is a long-lost treasure just waiting to be rediscovered.

directed by: Gerald Potterton
starring: Donald Pleasence, Don Calfa, Kate Reid
1973 / 90 min / 2.35:1 / English DTS HD-MA 1.0

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
  • Scanned in 4K from the 35mm interpositive
  • Audio commentary featuring director Gerald Potterton, producer Anthony Robinow, and composer Howard Blake
  • An Hour with Gerry (2022, 53 min.) – A career-spanning interview with director Gerald Potterton
  • The Legend of Don Calfa (2022, 27 min.) – Author/filmmaker Gary Smart reflects on the life and work of his friend Don Calfa
  • The Rainbow Boys: From VHS to Blu-ray (2022, 4 min.)
  • Restoring The Rainbow Boys (2022, 3 min.)
  • Re-release trailer
  • Pinter People animation (1969, 16 min.) – Four animated segments written by Harold Pinter and directed by Gerald Potterton
  • Booklet featuring reflections from editor Katherine Reynolds and an essay by Donald Pleasence biographer Sam Bessant on the actor’s Canadian films
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles
  • Release Details
    Release Date: December 27th, 2022
    Movie Release Year: 1973
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Canadian International Pictures
  • Technical Specs
    Length:90 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.35:1
    Audio Formats:English: DTS-HD MA 1.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH