Mike Hodges, 1932-2022
As is being widely reported, Mike Hodges, writer and director of Get Crater has sadly died aged 90. His memory will live on in film, through one of the greatest British films of all time and his other works.... Read More
Get Carter 50th Anniversary MEGAPOST
Lots of smaller events and pieces of news that are happening around the 50th Anniversary re-release of Get Carter, maybe not worthy of a full post but worth keeping track of. 7th May there was a screening and Q&A... Read More
Get Carter: 4K Ultra HD Edition (UHD + Blu-ray) Details Announced
BFI have recently announced the details of the new 4K release of Get Carter. And it looks set to be a fantastic one. Plenty of new extras which we haven’t seen on a Get Carter release before. Michael Caine is... Read More
Michael Caine’s ‘Get Carter’ chair purchased by the Ted Lewis Centre
You may have seen that Michael Caine chose to auction off a number of his personal items last month – naturally this included a number of Get Carter items. The highlight of this collection for Get Carter fans was... Read More
‘Get Carter’ OST gets new Limited Edition purple vinyl release
Flown under the radar a bit this one but last week a new limited edition vinyl of the Get Carter soundtrack was released – limited to a 1000 copies and on purple vinyl. Being released by Music on Vinyl,... Read More
‘Get Carter’ returns to cinemas on 27th May in 4k. New UHD & BluRay release on 25th July.
Great news from the BFI this morning who have let us know that Get Carter is being re-released back into cinemas in 2022 with an accompanying new 4k UHD BluRay release. Great news! I’ll let them pick up the... Read More
Get Carter is a British cinema classic that took over twenty years to be recognised for its impact on the public and critics alike. Regularly voted as one of the greatest British films ever released, 'Get Carter' tells the tale of a London gangster seeking revenge in an area he thought he had left for good, the heady Northern city of Newcastle. Warned to stay away by his London employers, his quest for vengeance and a belated sense of righting wrong was too much of a draw to avoid. Fueled by ambiguity, revenge and unanswered questions, Jack heads north for a final showdown with his family, old friends and enemies.
An intentionally perverse and grim film, and with Mike Hodges at the helm for his breakthrough directorial film, we see a side of Newcastle life now virtually unrecognisable. Real life local settings and people were used heavily in the film, adding to the realism and starkness the film presents. Whilst we only now appreciate the film for what it brought to our screens and conscious, many things have changed in the time in between. So, welcome to the website that is everything Jack Carter.