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The Offence (Masters of Cinema)
  • Description

    “After 20 years, what Detective-Sergeant Johnson has seen and done is destroying him.” — In their third screen collaboration, the iconic Sean Connery and director Sidney Lumet (Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon) plumb the depths of what is perhaps their most psychologically complex creation: a member of the British Police Force who has perhaps witnessed one horror too many.

    Two decades into a career marked by fraught investigations into murders and sex crimes, Detective-Sergeant Johnson (Connery) loses all composure whilst conducting an interrogation with a suspected rapist, assaulting him and, subsequently, beating him to death. The lead-up to this moment is charted across the course of the film in a careful flashback structure... and the lines between guilt and innocence, protector and sadist, become ineradicably blurred.

    Released only one year before the director's Serpico and almost a decade before Prince of the City, The Offence offers an early Lumetian investigation into the psyche of a policeman under duress, and the potential for corruption within a high-stakes profession. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Offence for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.

    Bonus Features:

    • New 1080p presentation of the film on the Blu-ray
    • 32-PAGE BOOKLET with a new essay on the film by Mike Sutton, an archival interview with Sidney Lumet, and more!
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    15
    Actor:
    Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant
    Director:
    Sidney Lumet
    Region:
    B
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.66:1 OAR
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    English
    Run Time:
    112 mins approx.
    studio:
    Masters of Cinema
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1972

The Offence (Masters of Cinema)

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  • Description

    “After 20 years, what Detective-Sergeant Johnson has seen and done is destroying him.” — In their third screen collaboration, the iconic Sean Connery and director Sidney Lumet (Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon) plumb the depths of what is perhaps their most psychologically complex creation: a member of the British Police Force who has perhaps witnessed one horror too many.

    Two decades into a career marked by fraught investigations into murders and sex crimes, Detective-Sergeant Johnson (Connery) loses all composure whilst conducting an interrogation with a suspected rapist, assaulting him and, subsequently, beating him to death. The lead-up to this moment is charted across the course of the film in a careful flashback structure... and the lines between guilt and innocence, protector and sadist, become ineradicably blurred.

    Released only one year before the director's Serpico and almost a decade before Prince of the City, The Offence offers an early Lumetian investigation into the psyche of a policeman under duress, and the potential for corruption within a high-stakes profession. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Offence for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.

    Bonus Features:

    • New 1080p presentation of the film on the Blu-ray
    • 32-PAGE BOOKLET with a new essay on the film by Mike Sutton, an archival interview with Sidney Lumet, and more!
  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    15
    Actor:
    Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant
    Director:
    Sidney Lumet
    Region:
    B
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.66:1 OAR
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    English
    Run Time:
    112 mins approx.
    studio:
    Masters of Cinema
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1972
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