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Black Panther, The (Flipside 024) (Dual Format Edition) Black Panther, The (Flipside 024) (Dual Format Edition)

Crime drama, charting the infamous killing spree of Donald Nielson.

Crime drama, charting the infamous killing spree of Donald Nielson.

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Directed by Ian Merrick, this intelligent crime drama charts the infamous killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka the Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-70s, culminating in the kidnapping and death of a 17-year old girl. Told with uncommon accuracy and refraining from any measure of sensationalism, this fascinating and disturbing film fell foul of a media-driven campaign upon its original cinema release which resulted in an effective ban.

Directed by Ian Merrick, this intelligent crime drama charts the infamous killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka the Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-70s, culminating in the kidnapping and death of a 17-year old girl. Told with uncommon accuracy and refraining from any measure of sensationalism, this fascinating and disturbing film fell foul of a media-driven campaign upon its original cinema release which resulted in an effective ban.

Extras

  • Presented in Both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Original 1980s video release trailer (2 minutes, DVD only)
  • Alternative French language soundtrack, with optional English subtitles
  • Recluse (1981, 30 minutes): Bob Bentley's arresting short film based on real events, starring Maurice Denham and edited by David Gladwell (editor of if.... and O Lucky Man!)
  • Recluse: recce footage (1978, 10 minutes): newly-discovered 16mm location scouting footage
  • Comprehensive booklet with newly commissioned essays and contribution from James Oliver, Ian Merrick and Michael Armstrong; original promotional artwork; full credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673011355
Catalogue Number BFIB1135
Subtitle A film by Ian Merrick
Product contents
  • Presented in Both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Original 1980s video release trailer (2 minutes, DVD only)
  • Alternative French language soundtrack, with optional English subtitles
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Year 1977
Director Merrick, Ian
Publisher(s) BFI
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English (optional)
Language(s) English language
Running time 97
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 18

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