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Man of Violence (Flipside 006) (Dual Format Edition)


In a world of gangs and villains, one man – Moon – will stop at nothing to get the girl and take the spoils


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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 60s 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).

BFI Flipside is dedicated to rediscovering the margins of British film, reclaiming a space for forgotten movies and filmmakers who would otherwise be in danger of disappearing from our screens forever. It is a home for UK cinematic oddities, offering everything from exploitation documentaries to B-movies, countercultural curios and obscure classics, If it's weird, British and forgotten, then it's Flipside.

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  • Both films newly transferred to High Definition from original negatives
  • The Big Switch (aka Strip Poker) (1968, 65 mins): Pete Walker's pulp thriller which includes a climactic shoot-out in the snow on Brighton's now destroyed West Pier
  • The Big Switch: Alternative export cut (1968, 77 mins)
  • 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
  • Dolby Digital mono audio (320 kbps)
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SKU 5035673011065
Catalogue Number BFIB1106
Subtitle A film by Peter Walker
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1970
Director Peter Walker
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English for the hard-of-hearing
Running time 108
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 18
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