A year after they'd created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, three Michaels writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavour Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as My Gun Is Long and The Organ Grinder, who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster... connections but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined. A favourite of J.B. Ballard, Pulp has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different Get Carter never had the time for sight gags and one-liners but it's a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This brand-new restoration from Arrow Films aims to right than wrong. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, supervised and approved by director of photography Ousama Rawi, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original 1.0 mono sound Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Brand-new interview with writer-director Mike Hodges Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger Original theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas [show more]
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Mike Hodges writes and directs this British comedy thriller starring Michael Caine as Mickey King, a successful crime writer living in Rome. When an agent offers him an extraordinarily generous sum of money to ghostwrite the autobiography of a mystery celebrity, King is intrigued and agrees to the offer. He is taken to a beautiful and remote Mediterranean island where he meets his subject, Preston Gilbert (Mickey Rooney), a retired movie star famous for his gangster roles and known for his off-set liaisons with real mobsters. King puts pen to paper at once but is left with no conclusion to his book after Gilbert is murdered at a party. Desperate to find out who was behind the killing, King digs deeper into Gilbert's mysterious past and soon begins to uncover some strange and unpalatable truths...