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The Blockhouse - Indicator Series

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Genres: Drama, War
Starring: Peter Sellers, Charles Aznavour
Director: Clive Rees
Plot Synopsis:

Based upon harrowing real events which were turned into a 1955 novel by Jean-Paul Clébert, The Blockhouse starts explosively with an Allied air raid on a Nazi prison camp. Six escaped prisoners take shelter in an underground blockhouse, which is soon destroyed by heavy shelling. Trapped underground, with an almost endless supply of food, wine and candles, the men must endure confinement with no prospect of escape or rescue.

Featuring a stunning ensemble cast that includes Peter Sellers (Hoffman), Charles Aznavour (Shoot the Pianist), Peter Vaughan (Symptoms), Jeremy Kemp (The Strange Affair), Per Oscarsson (A Dandy in Aspic) and Leon Lissek (Marat/Sade), The Blockhouse was filmed on the Channel Islands in a dank and dark underground bunker, giving the film a suffocating sense of claustrophobia. This newly restored edition marks the film's worldwide Blu-ray premiere.
NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE by Powerhouse Films

  • NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE by Powerhouse Films
  • NEW interview with star Leon Lissek (2022)
  • NEW interview with Fred Rees and Gilda Rees, director Clive Rees' son and widow (2022)
  • NEW interview with production manager Matthew Raymond (2022)
  • NEW interview with executive producer Kent Walwin (2022)
  • NEW interview with electrician Peter Bloor (2022)
  • The Channel Islands 1940–1945 (1945): short film produced by Britain's Crown Film Unit which sees Channel Islanders re-enact incidents from the German occupation during World War II
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • Original mono audio
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kieran Foster, contemporary news reports on the event that inspired the film, archival interviews with star Peter Sellers and director Clive Rees, an overview of contemporary critical responses, new writing on The Channel Islands 1940–1945, and film credits
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  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 18th, 2022
    Movie Release Year: 1973
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Powerhouse Films
  • Technical Specs
    Length:93 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.35:1
    Audio Formats:English: LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH