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Over a decade after redefining the thriller with The Third Man, director Carol Reed returned to the genre with The Running Man. Reuniting with that film s cinematographer Robert Krasker (BAFTA-nominated for his work here), Reed goes in the opposite direction visually, framing the twisty plot in sun-kissed widescreen colour.

Rex Black (Laurence Harvey, Walk On The Wild Side) has successfully faked his death in a plane crash and escaped to sunny Málaga under a new identity, waiting for his wife Stella (Lee Remick, Anatomy Of A Murder) to arrive with £50,000 of life insurance money. It s the start of a blissful, trouble-free new life for the couple until Stephen (Alan Bates, Gosford Park), the insurance agent in charge of investigating Rex s death, suddenly arrives in town. Is he just holidaying in Spain, as he claims, or is he on assignment to foil Rex s scheme?

Adapted by John Mortimer (later the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey) from the novel The Ballad of the Running Man by Shelley Smith, this underappreciated entry in Reed s celebrated oeuvre makes its official worldwide home video premiere, complete with insightful new bonus features.

Special Features:

  • 2K restoration of the film by Sony Pictures
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-Ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by Peter William Evans, author of British Film-Makers: Carol Reed
  • On The Trail Of The Running Man, all-new featurette with crew members such as script supervisor Angela Allen and assistant director Kits Browning
  • Lee Remick at the National Film Theatre, an audio-only recording of the actor's appearance at the NFT in 1970
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates
Director:
Carol Reed
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
104 minutes
studio:
Arrow Video
Theatrical Release Year:
1963

The Running Man

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Over a decade after redefining the thriller with The Third Man, director Carol Reed returned to the genre with The Running Man. Reuniting with that film s cinematographer Robert Krasker (BAFTA-nominated for his work here), Reed goes in the opposite direction visually, framing the twisty plot in sun-kissed widescreen colour.

Rex Black (Laurence Harvey, Walk On The Wild Side) has successfully faked his death in a plane crash and escaped to sunny Málaga under a new identity, waiting for his wife Stella (Lee Remick, Anatomy Of A Murder) to arrive with £50,000 of life insurance money. It s the start of a blissful, trouble-free new life for the couple until Stephen (Alan Bates, Gosford Park), the insurance agent in charge of investigating Rex s death, suddenly arrives in town. Is he just holidaying in Spain, as he claims, or is he on assignment to foil Rex s scheme?

Adapted by John Mortimer (later the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey) from the novel The Ballad of the Running Man by Shelley Smith, this underappreciated entry in Reed s celebrated oeuvre makes its official worldwide home video premiere, complete with insightful new bonus features.

Special Features:

  • 2K restoration of the film by Sony Pictures
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-Ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by Peter William Evans, author of British Film-Makers: Carol Reed
  • On The Trail Of The Running Man, all-new featurette with crew members such as script supervisor Angela Allen and assistant director Kits Browning
  • Lee Remick at the National Film Theatre, an audio-only recording of the actor's appearance at the NFT in 1970
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates
Director:
Carol Reed
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
104 minutes
studio:
Arrow Video
Theatrical Release Year:
1963
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