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247 Gray Lady Down

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:18 am

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GRAY LADY DOWN
(David Greene, 1978)
Release date: 18 October 2021
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)


In Gray Lady Down, the race is on to rescue a crew of sailors after a nuclear submarine collides with a Norwegian freighter and becomes stranded on the seabed. Skilful direction from David Greene (The People Next Door) and top-tier performances by Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Stephen McHattie, and Ronny Cox combine to make this the definitive disaster film.

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INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with film historian Peter Tonguette (2021)
• The Guardian Interview with Charlton Heston (1985, 75 mins): archival audio recording of the great actor in conversation with Quentin Falk at the National Film Theatre, London
• Lady’s Man (2021, 12 mins): actor Stacy Keach recalls his role as the dashing captain leading the rescue
• The Changing Tide (2021, 8 mins): character actor Stephen McHattie remembers working with a great team
 Plumbing the Depths (2021, 41 mins): film historian and former Navy officer Alan K Rode on the US Navy Submarine Rescue Program
• Original theatrical trailer
• TV spot
• Radio spots
• Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by Omar Ahmed, archival articles on the film, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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BBFC cert: PG
REGION B
EAN: 5060697921816

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:47 pm

Haven’t seen this, but didn’t realize Stephen McHattie had been making movies since the 70s!

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#3 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:23 pm

He's also in The People Next Door (1970).

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#4 Post by JamesF » Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:41 pm

Or Look What Happened To Rosemary’s Baby!

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#5 Post by Finch » Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:45 pm

Is this film any good? Out of October's line up this is the only one I'm intrigued by, and then only because of Carradine and Keach though re-reading the blurb, I see it also has Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox!

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#6 Post by Thornycroft » Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:44 am

I watched it a couple of years ago and found it thoroughly mediocre. Certainly far less exciting than the poster. I don't recall any of the character actors that fill out the cast really getting a chance to shine, though to be honest most of the film slipped from my memory within a week of seeing it.

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#7 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:58 am

Re: Stephen McHattie's early roles. I have always wanted to see the astonishing-looking Moving Violation since seeing the trailer in one of those Trailer Trauma compilation sets!

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#8 Post by MichaelB » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:44 am

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#9 Post by MichaelB » Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:19 pm

CineSavant - and I'm especially pleased that he singled out the Alan K. Rode featurette, as we're all very pleased with how that turned out. Are there any other film critics with a professional submarine rescue background?

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#10 Post by domino harvey » Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:31 pm

Wow, I only know him from his noir work, that’s pretty neat

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#11 Post by MichaelB » Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:01 am

As you can tell from the 41-minute running time, he had a lot to say!

And he visibly relishes saying it; I don't imagine he had any idea that he'd ever be asked to turn this experience into a Blu-ray featurette.

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