To the enigmatic question “Who are Seconds?”, the film’s original poster responded: “The answer is almost too terrifying for words.... The story of a man who buys for himself a totally new life. A man who lives the age-old dream — If only I could live my life all over again.

John Frankenheimer directs Rock Hudson as a “second”: that is, the newly plastic-surgery altered “reboot” of, in this instance, a listless banker named Arthur Hamilton. Such procedures are carried out by a secret organization known only as “The Company,” with the promise of giving an individual a chance at making a fresh start at life… but at what cost?

Master lighting cameraman James Wong Howe provides the paranoiac atmosphere to the skewed reality of what came to be widely considered one of Frankenheimer’s very best films. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Seconds on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK for the first time.

Features:

  • Gorgeous restoration from a 4K transfer, in 1080p HD on the Blu-ray
  • Two Feature-length audio commentaries: one by director John Frankenheimer, and one by film scholar Adrian Martin
  • New video interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Booklet featuring new essays by critics David Cairns and Mike Sutton
studio:
Masters of Cinema
Run Time:
107 mins approx.
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Rock Hudson

Salome Jens

Will Geer
Subtitle Languages:

English for the Hard of Heaing

Aspect Ratio:
1.78:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1966
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
2

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To the enigmatic question “Who are Seconds?”, the film’s original poster responded: “The answer is almost too terrifying for words.... The story of a man who buys for himself a totally new life. A man who lives the age-old dream — If only I could live my life all over again.

John Frankenheimer directs Rock Hudson as a “second”: that is, the newly plastic-surgery altered “reboot” of, in this instance, a listless banker named Arthur Hamilton. Such procedures are carried out by a secret organization known only as “The Company,” with the promise of giving an individual a chance at making a fresh start at life… but at what cost?

Master lighting cameraman James Wong Howe provides the paranoiac atmosphere to the skewed reality of what came to be widely considered one of Frankenheimer’s very best films. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Seconds on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK for the first time.

Features:

  • Gorgeous restoration from a 4K transfer, in 1080p HD on the Blu-ray
  • Two Feature-length audio commentaries: one by director John Frankenheimer, and one by film scholar Adrian Martin
  • New video interview with novelist and critic Kim Newman
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Booklet featuring new essays by critics David Cairns and Mike Sutton
studio:
Masters of Cinema
Run Time:
107 mins approx.
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Rock Hudson

Salome Jens

Will Geer
Subtitle Languages:

English for the Hard of Heaing

Aspect Ratio:
1.78:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1966
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
2

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Classic 1960's Thriller nightmare

This film is a great concept of the mid-life crisis fusing with the paranoid conspiracy nightmare. While Athur Hamilton’s middle-aged desire to escape middle-class suburbia could easily be played as a comedy, the opening scenes following him and his attempt to contact ‘The Company’ feel more like a spy thriller. When the lead character is recreated as Rock Hudson, it’s supposed to be his new start but his ultimate failure is that he still can not change what he is inside. On the way to the dark climax, the director John Frankenheimer creates imagery that appears to reference Franz Kafka and prefigure David Lynch. This is a must-see for fans of dark unconventional surprising films.