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Directed By… Sidney J. Furie (1970 – 1978) – Imprint Collection #231 – #235 (Limited Edition)

Directed By… Sidney J. Furie (1970 – 1978) – Imprint Collection #231 – #235
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Director: Sidney J. Furie
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ENJOY 5 CLASSIC FILMS FROM THE INFLUENTIAL AUTEUR SIDNEY J. FURIE, BEST KNOWN FOR STRONG VISUAL STYLE AND CLEVER USE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY

Influential auteur Sidney J. Furie is best known for his strong visual style and clever use of cinematography.

A BAFTA Award-winner for Best Director, and a Palme d’Or nominee, Furie’s remarkable career spans more than five decades, countless genres, and has seen him helm over 40 feature films.

These five classic films are accompanied by brand NEW audio commentaries featuring Sidney J. Furie himself, as well as featurettes, interviews, video essays, and a collectable booklet exploring Furie’s legacy.

  • The Lawyer (1970) – worldwide first on Blu-ray
  • Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)
  • Hit! (1973)
  • Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living In New York (1975) – worldwide first on Blu-ray
  • The Boys In Company C (1978)

Limited Edition 5-Disc Hardbox. 1500 copies only.

The Lawyer (1970) – Imprint Collection #231

Tony Petrocelli, a bright young defense lawyer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a high-profile murder case where a prosperous physician is charged with killing his socialite wife.

Worldwide first on Blu-ray!

Starring Barry Newman (Vanishing Point, Fear Is The Key), who later reprised his role in the TV series Petrocelli. Also starring Diana Muldaur, Robert Colbert (The Time Tunnel), and Kathleen Crowley in her final on-screen appearance.

Special Features & Technical Specs:

  • 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a NEW 4K scan
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film historian/filmmaker Daniel Kremer & Director Sidney J Furie
  • NEW Newman’s Law – interview with actor Barry Newman
  • NEW Interview with Diana Muldaur
  • NEW Clear Lines of Sight: Sidney J. Furie at Paramount – video essay
  • NEW Joe Dante’s Appreciation of Sidney J. Furie
  • NEW A Reunion Movie: Finding Hannah, starring Barry Newman and Diana Muldaur – trailer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0
  • Optional English Subtitles

Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) – Imprint Collection #232

A story of two motorcycle racers: the inept, unsuspecting Little Fauss and the opportunistic, womanising Halsey Knox.

Featuring an incredible original soundtrack with songs from Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Carl Perkins – whose title song was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Starring Academy Award winner Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President’s Men) and Academy Award nominee Michael J. Pollard (Bonnie and Clyde), alongside Lauren Hutton (The Gambler).

Special Features & Technical Specs:

  • 1080p high-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K scan
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film historian/filmmaker Daniel Kremer & Director Sidney J Furie
  • NEW Audio Interview with Gray Frederickson (Part 1)
  • NEW Godfathers and Grand Marshals: An Open Conversation with Albert S. Ruddy
  • NEW Panning the Furious Scans: A Visual Archaeology of the Man Who Wouldn’t Be Cropped
  • Trailers from Hell, with Larry Karaszewski
  • Director’s Guild of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award Speech
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0
  • Optional English Subtitles

Hit! (1973) – Imprint Collection #233

U.S. agent Nick Allen (Billy Dee Williams) has his own idea about how to fight a war on drugs: go to the source… and cut the big-time traffickers down. Embittered over the drug-related death of his teenage daughter, Nick sets out to do just that.

This brutal action-packed epic stars Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars) & Richard Pryor (Superman III).

“Solid entertainment… should be a box office smash.” – Gene Siskel

Special Features & Technical Specs:

  • 1080p high-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K scan
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film historian/filmmaker Daniel Kremer & Director Sidney J Furie
  • NEW Audio Interview with Billy Dee Williams
  • NEW Audio Interview with Gray Frederickson (Part 2)
  • NEW Video Interview with Paul Hampton
  • NEW Video Essay by David Cairns
  • NEW Flesh & FurieThe Space Between Us – video essay
  • Original Radio Ad
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles

Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York (1975) – Imprint Collection #234

A sheltered young woman tries to make it in New York City, and finds herself falling for a man who’s not interested in a relationship.

Worldwide first on Blu-ray!

A pithy black comedy based on the bestselling novel by Gail Parent, starring Academy Award nominees Roy Scheider (Jaws, The French Connection), and Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid, The Fabelmans).

“Jeannie Berlin triumphs!” – Leonard Maltin

Special Features & Technical Specs:

  • 1080p high-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2021 4K scan
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film historian/filmmaker Daniel Kremer & Director Sidney J Furie
  • NEW Audio Commentary by film historian Samm Deighan
  • NEW The Film That Died and Lived: Interview with Cinematographer Donald Morgan
  • NEW Sidney J. Furie is Alive and Dreaming of New York – video Essay
  • NEW Why Can’t I Be Doris Day? – Sheila Levine from Page to Screen
  • NEW Video Essay by David Cairns
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0
  • Optional English Subtitles

The Boys in Company C (1978) – Imprint Collection #235

The Boys in Company C follows the lives of five naive young Marine inductees from their training in boot camp through a tour in Vietnam that quickly devolves into a hellish nightmare. Disheartened by futile combat and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war.

This Golden Globe nominated Vietnam War film came before Platoon and Full Metal Jacket, filmed in the Philippines.

Starring Stan Shaw (The Monster Squad), Craig Wasson (Body Double), James Canning (The Fog), and Andrew Stevens (Death Hunt), who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in this film.

Special Features & Technical Specs:

  • 1080p high-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K scan
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Rick Natkin and Andre Morgan
  • Audio Commentary with Andrew Stevens (Archival)
  • NEW Scenefinder General: Sidney J. Furie Remembers Company C
  • NEW Video Interview with actor Michael Lembeck
  • NEW Video Interview with actor Stan Shaw
  • NEW Interview with James Whitmore, Jr.
  • NEW Full Metal Furie: Kubrick in Company C – video Essay by Daniel Kremer
  • Teaser of Fire Up the Carousel (Doc on Furie)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
  • Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HOH Subtitles

 

 

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1970
Tech Specs & Release Details

Specs: The Boys in Company C (1978) – 1080p high-definition presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K scan
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 2.35:1
Audio Formats: English LPCM Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English