Pemini Organisation, The (1972-1974) (BLU-RAY)

Pemini Organisation, The (1972-1974) (BLU-RAY)

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UK Import. Blu-Ray is ALL REGION.

HUNTED (Peter Crane, 1972)
ASSASSIN (Peter Crane, 1973)
MOMENTS (Peter Crane, 1974)

In the early 1970s, three ambitious friends – Peter Crane, Michael Sloan and Nigel Hodgson – combined the first letters of each of their names and set up the Pemini Organisation, a young and vital independent British film production company. Active between 1972 and 1974, Pemini produced one mid-length film, Hunted, a high-suspense thriller starring Edward Woodward and June Ritchie, and two feature films: Assassin, a grimly realistic spy film starring Ian Hendry, Edward Judd, Frank Windsor, Ray Brooks and Mike Pratt; and Moments, an enigmatic romantic mystery starring Keith Michell and Angharad Rees. When Pemini disbanded, the films disappeared into the ether...

Now, these three lost works, made by one of the most vibrant independent production companies of the era, have been rescued from the archives to be given their first ever home entertainment release in this deluxe, individually numbered Limited Edition Blu-ray set, accompanied by a wealth of newly produced extras, including feature-length director commentaries, cast and crew interviews, and an 80-page book.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 2 x BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

HUNTED and ASSASSIN
  • New restorations of Hunted and Assassin from 4K scans of the only surviving film elements by Powerhouse Films
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentaries on Hunted and Assassin with Pemini co-founder and director Peter Crane and film historian Sam Dunn (2022)
  • Organising Principles (2022, 32 mins): Crane remembers the origins of Pemini and his subsequent work in Hollywood
  • An Amazing Time (2022, 7 mins): Pemini co-founder and writer Michael Sloan looks back at his three early films
  • Good Chemistry (2022, 29 mins): Pemini co-founder Nigel Hodgson revisits an exciting chapter in his life
  • A Group of Friends (2022, 14 mins): June Ritchie, star of Hunted, recalls her time with Pemini
  • Scoring with Gerry (2022, 13 mins): the veteran Soho musician Graham Dee remembers his work with Gerry Shury on the compositions for In Search of Lebanon and Hunted
  • The Life of My Memories (2022, 22 mins): assistant director Martyn Chillmaid recounts his adventures on the three Pemini films
  • Assassin’s Creed (2022, 22 mins): Ian Hendry biographer Gabriel Hershman explores the life and career of the troubled actor
  • ‘Hunted’: The Lost Prologue (2022, 10 mins): video essay, narrated by Crane, reconstructing and reappraising scenes shot for the missing US television version of Hunted
  • Restoring ‘Hunted’ and ‘Assassin’ (2022, 5 mins)
  • Image galleries: extensive behind-the-scenes, promotional and publicity materials from the Pemini archives
  • Assassin script gallery: complete shooting screenplay
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • World premieres on Blu-ray
 
MOMENTS
  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the only surviving film element by Powerhouse Films
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with Pemini co-founder and director Peter Crane and film historian Sam Dunn (2022)
  • The BEHP Interview with Wolfgang Suschitzky (1988, 93 mins): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the cinematographer in conversation with Bob Dunbar and Manny Yospa
  • ‘Moments’ in Cannes (2022, 8 mins): Crane tells a memorable story about an exhibitor screening
  • A Present Out of the Blue (2022, 7 mins): actor Valerie Minifie fondly remembers Moments
  • Reality and Non-reality (2022, 14 mins): composer John Cameron replays some Moments motifs
  • Shooting with Mr Su (2022, 11 mins): gaffer Bill Summers recalls lighting Moments with Suschitzky
  • Nothing’s Going to Stop Us (2022, 15 mins): production designer Bruce Atkins describes dressing the sets on the Pemini films
  • A Family Affair (2022, 22 mins): assistant James Partridge remembers working with his cousin, Crane
  • The Whole Story (2022, 17 mins): film historian Vic Pratt charts the rise and fall of Pemini
  • Deleted scenes (14 mins): sequences removed from release prints
  •  Restoring ‘Moments’ (2022, 5 mins)
  • In Search of Lebanon (1970, 12 mins): student film directed by Crane and Hodgson exploring present-day Lebanon as the living source of the Adonis myth
  • Image gallery: extensive behind-the-scenes, promotional and publicity materials from the Pemini archives
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition exclusive 80-page book featuring new essays by Peter Crane about the origins and history of Pemini, extracts from the films’ original press materials, an archival news article, new writing on In Search of Lebanon, and full film credits
  • Limited edition exclusive set of five replica production stills
  • World premieres on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 6,000 copies for the UK and US