Warner Bros. is bringing writer/director Mike Hodges' Get Carter (1971) and Stephen Kay's remake (2000) to Blu-ray this April. The original film stars Michael Caine, Ian Hendry and John Osborne, with the remake casting Sylvester Stallone in the Caine role and co-starring Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook and Mickey Rourke. Both street on April 22, 2014.
Get Carter (1971) Synopsis: A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter (Caine), travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother's death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle's underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed.
Get Carter (2000) Synopsis: It's not his turf. But it is his war. Las Vegas muscle and glitz meets dot-com, triple-latte Seattle, is a Vegas mob enforcer named Jack Carter (Stallone) who prowls the Northwest city to smoke out his brother's killer.
Complete tech specs and special features have yet to be revealed.
I knew this was coming but, still, it's very much welcome to finally have the original on blu ray. Not a fan of the remake though, but I still welcome its release just because it means another library title debuts on the format.
Great news that we finally get the original 1971 classic on BBlu, too bad they decided to go with that boring cover. They should have used the cover that the DVD had in the UK with Michael Caine holding a shotgun in black and white, with the colored background.
The 1971 is very badass, the best Michael Caine prerformance I've seen...and a killer soundtrack. Hope they include the extra performance by the composer that was on the DVD. and it happens to be the first film by the guy that directed Flash Gordon. Too bad the boring cover art won't help it sell more. Never saw the remake. Wonder if I can hold out long enough for a cheap double feature release, or if the remake is even worth seeing.