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Eureka! to Release Cult Classic THE OFFENCE on Blu-ray

Written by Martin Unsworth Thursday, 29 January 2015

Movie News

Eureka! Entertainment will be releasing the classic psychological drama THE OFFENCE on Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD on April 25th as part of their Masters of Cinema series. A cult classic, the film stars a wealth of British talent, including Sean Connery, Ian Bannen and Trevor Howard and is directed by the equally legendary Sidney Lumet.

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Official Synopsis:

After 20 years, what Detective-Sergeant Johnson has seen and done is destroying him.” — In their third screen collaboration, the iconic Sean Connery and director Sidney Lumet (SERPICO, DOG DAY AFTERNOON) plumb the depths of what is perhaps their most psychologically complex creation: a member of the British Police Force who has perhaps witnessed one horror too many.

Two decades into a career marked by fraught investigations into murders and sex crimes, Detective-Sergeant Johnson (Connery) loses all composure whilst conducting an interrogation with a suspected rapist, assaulting him and, subsequently, beating him to death. The lead-up to this moment is charted across the course of the film in a careful flashback structure... and the lines between guilt and innocence, protector and sadist, become ineradicably blurred.

Released only one year before the director's SERPICO and almost a decade before PRINCE OF THE CITY, THE OFFENCE offers an early Lumetian investigation into the psyche of a policeman under duress, and the potential for corruption within a high-stakes profession. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present THE OFFENCE for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.

THE OFFENCE is released April 25th, and available to pre-order on Amazon.

 

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