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.

Trailer:

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:

 

Extras:

  • 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.

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

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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 story:

London – 16 March 2022.  The BFI is excited to announce the forthcoming re-release of director Mike Hodges’ seminal GET CARTER, starring Michael Caine, in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Friday 27 May 2022. A partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Ltd has enabled the film to be newly restored in 4K by the BFI for theatrical and home entertainment release. Utilising the original 35mm camera negative, the restoration will be approved by Mike Hodges himself.

As well as screening in cinemas around the country, the film will have a two week Extended Run at BFI Southbank as part of the Mike Hodges retrospective, RETURN OF THE OUTSIDER: The Films of Mike Hodges running from 1 – 31 May 2022. The season will feature special in person events including Mike Hodges In Conversation on 3 May, and showcase his distinctive and eclectic body of film and television work. The BFI will then release GET CARTER on UHD (Ultra High Definition) and Blu-ray on Monday 25 July 2022 with accompanying special features.

Legendary British actor Michael Caine is Jack Carter, the London gangland enforcer who returns to his hometown of Newcastle to avenge his brother’s untimely death. Rarely has the criminal underworld been so realistically portrayed than 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.

Mike Hodges comments: ‘I’m grateful to the BFI for yet again stepping up to champion Get Carter. The first time the Institute restored both the film and its reputation was 1999. That release led to it being favourably reappraised by audiences and critics. How could I not be grateful?’

This re-release is an unmissable opportunity for fans across the UK to enjoy the film once again in all its glory, looking the best it has ever looked on screen. Younger film fans will have the chance to discover the brilliance of Michael Caine’s portrayal of one of his most memorable and best-known characters.

Once we have more details of where to buy tickets etc. we’ll spread the word here.

Wendy Kirkland Trio

Get Carter score to be played live this November

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Great news for all lovers of the iconic Roy Budd Get Carter score as it will be played live this November in Hull.

Acclaimed pianist and Hammond player Wendy Kirkland presents fresh arrangements of Roy Budd’s iconic score for the Ted Lewis-inspired Get Carter, probably the most influential gangster movie ever made. This world premiere has been commissioned by the Ted Lewis Society to mark the film’s 50th anniversary. Ted attended Hull School of Art and lived in Barton-upon-Humber.

Before the performance there will be a screening of the film to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Both events sound great and are well worth a look in if you can make it to Hull on the 10th November.

More information and to book tickets visit their website.

Update March 2022:

The Ted Lewis Society have kindly supplied a scan of the evening’s programme which you can download here (PDF).

 

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