Get Carter: Limited Edition (1971)
Saturday 4th June 2022
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 back, and looking and sounding better than ever.
Get Carter is released as a limited edition Blu-ray and 4K UHD 1st August 2022 from BFI.
- Limited edition 2-disc set
- 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
- Newly recorded introduction by Michael Caine (2022)
- Audio commentary featuring Mike Hodges, Michael Caine and Wolfgang Suschitzky (2000)
- Newly recorded audio commentary featuring Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw
- Isolated score by Roy Budd
- Mike Hodges in Conversation (2022, 60 mins): the director discusses his career in this interview recorded at BFI Southbank
- The Sound of Roy Budd (2022, 17 mins): film music expert Jonny Trunk explores the varied career of Roy Budd, and revisits Budd's iconic, minimalist score for Get Carter
- Roy Budd Plays 'Get Carter' (1971, 4 mins)
- BBC Look North location report (1970, 5 mins): surviving footage of a 1971 report on Get Carter's making, from the BBC's regional news programme
- Don't Trust Boys (2022, 22 mins): actor Petra Markham reflects upon her career on stage and screen, and recalls her role in Get Carter
- Klinger on Klinger (2022, 24 mins): Tony Klinger recalls and evaluates the career of his father, Michael Klinger, Producer of Get Carter
- The Ship Hotel - Tyne Main (1967, 33 mins): Philip Trevelyan's evocative documentary film about a pub on the banks of the River Tyne
- International trailer (1971)
- Rerelease trailer (2022)
- Michael Caine's message to premiere attendees (1971, 1 min)
- Script gallery
- 80-page book featuring new writing by Mark Kermode, Tim Pelan, John Oliver and Jason Wood. Also includes Alex Cox's intro to the film's Moviedrome screening in 1990, stills, and notes on the restoration by the BFI's Douglas Weir
- Double-sided poster featuring the original UK quad
- A set of four postcards featuring iconic scenes from the film
- Newly created English subtitles for the Deaf and partial hearing
- Newly created audio description track
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.