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**