‘Dirty, Sexy & Totally Iconic’ Test Screening – 24th May 2023

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Tony Klinger has been in touch to tell us about a test screening of his new documentary ‘Dirty, Sexy and Totally Iconic’ – a documentary that celebrates ‘Get Carter’ on the 24th May 2023.

Dirty, Sexy, Totally Iconic - Test Screening Poster

Join us for an exclusive test screening of ‘Dirty, Sexy & Totally Iconic’ from Northampton’s AR Media and Tony Klinger. In 1971 ‘Get Carter’ starring a young Michael Caine premiered at a cinema in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Upon the film’s release it wasn’t hailed as an obvious success by critics, so why now after 50 years is it considered the Greatest British Crime Film of all time?

Join filmmaker Tony Klinger (son of the Producer of ‘Get Carter’) as he sets out to celebrate the films enduring legacy with those that were directly involved in the film, filmmakers that have since been influenced by the production and of course the fans. 

Watch the film before it is completed and provide some valuable feedback. 

More information and bookings can be made at the Northampton Filmhouse website.

Mike Hodges

Mike Hodges, 1932-2022

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As is being widely reported, Mike Hodges, writer and director of Get Carter 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. A sad time for all Get Carter fans.

Get Carter Theatrical Poster 2022

Get Carter 50th Anniversary MEGAPOST

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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.


The top news in case you missed it:

Get Carter: 4K Ultra HD Edition (UHD + Blu-ray) Details Announced

‘Get Carter’ OST gets new Limited Edition purple vinyl release

‘Get Carter’ returns to cinemas on 27th May in 4k. New UHD & BluRay release on 25th July.

Get Carter: 4K Ultra HD Edition (UHD + Blu-ray) Details Announced

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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 Jack Carter, the London gangland enforcer who returns to his hometown of Newcastle to avenge his brother’s death. Rarely has the criminal underworld been so realistically portrayed as in this 1971 masterpiece. Shot on location, resulting in a devastatingly authentic snapshot of life in the north east of England in the late-industrial period, Get Carter remains arguably the grittiest and greatest of all British crime films.

Newly restored in 4K from the original camera negative by the BFI, and approved by director Mike Hodges, Get Carter is presented here as a new 4K UHD, along with a Blu-ray disc featuring new and archive extras.

Also available on standard Blu-ray.

Update 13/05 – the trailer has been released:



  • Limited edition 2-disc set
  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Audio commentary featuring Michael Caine, Mike Hodges and Wolfgang Suschitzky (2009)
  • Newly recorded audio commentary featuring Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw
  • Isolated score by Roy Budd
  • Mike Hodges in Conversation (2022)
  • Johnny Trunk on Roy Budd (2022): the founder of cult label Trunk Records revisits Roy Budd’s iconic score
  • Interview with Petra Markham (2022): newly recorded interview with the actress who recalls her work on Get Carter
  • Interview with Tony Klinger (2022): newly recorded interview with the son of the legendary Michael Klinger, producer of Get Carter
  • The Ship Hotel – Tyne Main (1967, 33 mins): Philip Trevelyan’s wonderful film about a pub on the banks of the River Tyne and the colourful cast of regulars who frequent it
  • International theatrical trailer
  • Michael Caine’s message to premiere attendees (1971, 1 min)
  • 2022 theatrical trailer
  • Script gallery
  • 80-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing by Mark Kermode, Tim Pelan, John Oliver and Jason Wood. Also includes Alex Cox’s original Moviedrome intro, extracts from the original press book, production stills and notes on the restoration by the BFI’s Douglas Weir
  • Double-sided poster featuring the original US one-sheet and original UK quad
  • A set of postcards featuring iconic characters from the film
  • Newly created English subtitles for the Deaf and partial hearing
  • Newly created audio description track
  • **All extras are TBC and subject to change**

Available to pre order now at the BFI shop.


Michael Caine’s ‘Get Carter’ chair purchased by the Ted Lewis Centre

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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 a chair used by Michael Caine himself on the set of the film for relaxing in between takes. The Ted Lewis Centre, based in Hull, took on the mantle of attending the auction and happily enough they purchased the chair, despite it eventually going for well past it’s reserve.

Over 45 supporters crowdfunded £2500 and […] our volunteer CEO travelled to Bonhams auction in Mayfair on 2nd March 2022 and successfully bid £5,000, plus a buyer’s commission of £1600, well over the auction house’s estimate of £1200. The purchase required subsequent anonymous support from a local endowment.

I’m pleased to say that the chair has been delivered to the Ted Lewis Centre and they have created a wonderful exhibition of the story of it which is now open for visitors. They also detailed the delivery and creation of their build with various posts on their Twitter account, some of which I have linked to below.

Well done to Monty and the team for securing this excellent piece of Get Carter memorabilia.

‘Get Carter’ OST gets new Limited Edition purple vinyl release

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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, I’ll let them take up the story:

The Original Soundtrack to Get Carter is available as a revised edition, which comes with snippets of dialogue including that classic and sample-inviting line by Caine, “You’re a big man but you’re in bad shape, for me it’s a full-time job. Now behave yourself”. The album is available as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on purple coloured vinyl.

There’s been a review of it over on Entertainment Focus which is worth a read – long story short, it’s a nice release and one for collectors.

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