Independent British distributors Park Circus have detailed their upcoming Q4 releases. The distributors will release Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch (1980), Romy Schneider and Harvey Keitel, on Blu-ray, and Dick Richards' Farewell, My Lovely (1975), starring Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, and Georges Méliès's A Trip to the Moon (1902) on DVD.
Death Watch - Blu-ray, November 5th
Released for the first time ever on Blu-ray in the UK, Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch is an overlooked cult classic that's prescience and restoration makes it well worth rediscovering. Presented with a host of exclusive and unique extras including a personal letter from Keitel to Tavernier plus an in-depth interview with the director filmed in Glasgow to coincide with the restoration's world premiere at GFF 2012, this sci-fi thriller set in Scotland remains a real highlight in Tavernier's filmography.
Personal letter from Harvey Keitel to Bertrand Tavernier
Interview with Bertrand Tavernier – 'The Morality of Filmmaking'
New theatrical trailer
Farewell, My Lovely - DVD, November 12th
Newly restored. With a classic performance from Robert Mitchum (The Night of the Hunter) as Raymond Chandler's archetypal private detective Philip Marlowe, Dick Richard's neo-noir presents a perfect portrayal of Chandler's atmospheric smoke-filled Los Angeles. Shot by John Alonzo (Chinatown), Marlowe is taken through a seedy world of corruption, criminality and conspiracy as he attempts to track down former nightclub dancer, Velma.
A Trip to the Moon - DVD, November 26th
Méliès' masterpiece, A Trip to the Moon has been painstakingly restored after a previously lost hand painted colour print was miraculously discovered and used to bring the film back to life. A magical psychedelic tale of six astronomers who rocket to the moon is accompanied with a new original score by French pop duo AIR. Supplementing this comprehensive release is a superb detailed documentary by Serge Bromberg (Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno) titled, The Extraordinary Voyage. Delving into what became one of the most sophisticated and expensive film restorations in cinema history and featuring words from acclaimed directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Michel Hazan avicius and Michel Gondry, The Extraordinary Voyage makes for the perfect companion to this exciting new release.
Documentary by Serge Bromberg and Éric Lange – 'The Extraordinary Voyage' (64-mins)
Image gallery: A Trip to the Moon
Image gallery: The Extraordinary Voyage
Note: Blu-ray.com has already reviewed the U.S. Blu-ray releases of Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch and Georges Méliès' A Trip to the Moonhere and here.