One for the Road (US Indicator) (Blu-Ray All Region)

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A darkly comic satire on male fragility, Chris Cooke’s One for the Road is one of the great, unsung British films of the twenty-first century

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Description

Running time: 95 minutes 

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Colour/B&W: Colour 

Language: English

Subtitles: English SDH

Genre: Comedy, Drama 

MPAA rating: NR 

Studio: Powerhouse Films / Indicator

Format: Blu-ray

Region code: FREE

No. of discs: 1

Director: Chris Cooke

Cast: Rupert Procter, Greg Chisholm, Mark Devenport, Hywel Bennett, Julie Legrand, Micaiah Dring, Johann Myers

Synopsis

Four men with little in common, other than their attendance of an alcohol rehabilitation course, bond over their love of booze at a nearby pub between sessions. Between pints and bouts of delusion and depression, three of the men hatch a plan to get money out of the fourth – a mansion-dwelling millionaire played by the great Hywel Bennett (Endless Night) in his final feature-film role.

A darkly comic satire on male fragility, Chris Cooke’s One for the Road is one of the great, unsung British films of the twenty-first century. Made in Nottingham using early digital cameras – utilising a beer-soaked, cigarette-stained palette – it avoids the clichés associated with British cinema and embraces the do-anything nature of its chosen format to become its own, distinct work. The film also showcases a fine ensemble of acting talent in not only Bennett, but also Rupert Procter, Greg Chisholm, Mark Devenport, Micaiah Dring and Johann Myers.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

 

• New restoration from a 2K scan of an original preservation print by Powerhouse Films

• Authentic cinema presentation of this digital video-originated production 

• Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio tracks

• Audio commentary with writer-director Chris Cooke, producer Kate Ogborn and co-producer Helen Solomon (2003)

• Audio commentary with actors Greg Chisholm, Mark Devenport and Rupert Procter (2003)

• Brand new retrospective documentary featuring interviews with Cooke, actors Chisholm, Devenport, Procter and Johann Myers, composer Steve Blackman, and camera operator Steven Sheil (2022)

• Video diaries with Chris Cooke and Steven Sheil (2003) 

• Original theatrical trailer

• Website ‘virals’ (2003): promotional videos featuring improvised, in-character footage of Devenport and Procter

• Image gallery: promotional and publicity material

Map of the Scars (1998): short film written and directed by Chris Cooke, starring Andrew Tiernan

Map of the Scars audio commentary with Cooke (2003)

Shifting Units (2001): short film written and directed by Cooke, about an alcoholic salesman, that served as the inspiration for One for the Road

Shifting Units audio commentary with Cooke, producer Helen Solomon, and executive producer Kate Ogborn (2003)

Why I Hate Parties (But Pretend to Love Them) (2003): short film co-written and directed by Devenport, with photography by Cooke, and featuring cast members from One for the Road

Gary the Rapper vs Stefan Blix (2014): short film co-written and directed by Devenport, with photography by Cooke, starring One for the Road composer Steve Blackman

Whiskers and Jane (2017): short film written by Devenport and Blackman, directed by Devenport, and starring Procter

• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Thirza Wakefield, archival interviews, an overview of contemporary critical responses, new writing on the short films, and film credits

• World premiere on Blu-ray

• Limited edition of 4,000 copies for the UK and US

All extras subject to change

 

Additional information

Weight 8 oz