BFI Flipside presents
MAN OF VIOLENCE aka MOON (DVD + Blu-ray)
A film by Pete Walker
THE FLIPSIDE : rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.
In a world of gangs and villains, one man - Moon - will stop at nothing to get the girl and take the spoils. Pete Walker's affectionate low-budget homage to the gangster thriller is packed with sights and sounds from a Britain about to swing out of the sixties and into a somewhat less optimistic decade.
This release also includes The Big Switch (aka Strip Poker), Pete Walker's pulp thriller whose climatic shoot-out was filmed on Brighton's now destroyed West Pier.
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- Newly transferred to High Definition from the original negatives
- The Big Switch (aka Strip Poker (1968, 68 mins)
- The Big Switch: Alternative export cut (1968, 77 mins)
- Original trailers for Man of Violence and The Big Switch
- Alternative Moon title-card
- Extensive illustrated booklet featuring contributions from Pete Walker, novelist Cathi Unsworth, screenwriter David McGillivray, and film historian Julian Petley
UK | 1970 | colour | English language, with optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 108 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.85:1
Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Booklet, Interactive Menu, Remastered, Scene Access, Short Film, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Moon (Michael Latimer) is the mercenary hired to steal 90 million dollars in gold from an Arab country decimated by political chaos. Sex, violence and mayhem accompany the group of double-crossing heavies who covet the purloined loot. Burgess (George Belbin) is the crook who poses as a cop, and Nixon (Derek Aylward) is the criminal who poses as a policeman. A bevy of females willingly submit to seduction, and a sadistic homosexual murderer trails Moon and his malevolent gang for the gold in this uneven crime drama. ...Man of Violence (1971) ( The Sex Racketeers ) (Blu-Ray)