On 24 Aug 2009 the BFI's Flipside label will issue Pete Walker's Man of Violence (aka Moon) on DVD and Blu-ray.
MAN OF VIOLENCE (aka MOON) (1970) (103m 40s)
A film by Pete Walker
In a world of gangs and villains, one man - Moon - will stop at nothing to get the girl and take the spoils. Pete Walker's affectionate low-budget homage to the gangster thriller is packed with sights and sounds from a Britain about to swing out of the Sixties and into a somewhat less optimistic decade. It offers not only rare glimpses of a world gone by, but also some unexpected twists on generic convention. The cast includes Hammer girls Luan Peters (Lust for a Vampire, Twins of Evil) and Virginia Wetherell (Doctor Jekyll & Sister Hyde, Demons of the Mind).
Presented here in a stunning new High-Definition transfer from the original negative, this release also includes Pete Walker's earlier thriller The Big Switch (aka Strip Poker).
- Both films newly transferred to High Definition from the original negatives
- The Big Switch (aka Strip Poker) (1968, 65m 22s): Pete Walker's pulp thriller which includes a climactic shoot-out in the snow on Brighton's now destroyed West Pier
- Alternative, export cut of The Big Switch (73m 33s) **Blu-ray exclusive**
- Original trailers for Man of Violence and The Big Switch
- Alternative ‘Moon’ title-card
- Extensive illustrated booklet featuring newly commissioned contributions from Pete Walker, novelist Cathi Unsworth, producer and critic David McGillivray, and film historian Julian Petley
- DVD: DVD9 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320 kbps)
- Blu-ray: BD50 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | 1080 | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
UK | 1970 | colour | English, optional subtitles for the hearing-impaired | 104 minutes
DVD: amazon.co.uk | play.com | hmv.com
Blu-ray: amazon.co.uk | play.com | hmv.com
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