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directed by Silvio Narizzano

UK 1966

 

One of the defining films of the 1960s, Silvio Narizzano s adaptation of Margaret Foster's 1965 novel stars Lynn Redgrave in an Oscar-nominated role as the put-upon teenager Georgy Parkin. Awkward and full of self-doubt, Georgy finds herself forever just outside of the 'Swinging Sixties' London life she craves.

Marked by a wonderfully warm and appealing central performance from Redgrave, and with its superb supporting cast including Charlotte Rampling (Death in Venice, The Night Porter), Alan Bates (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Women in Love) and the great James Mason (The Reckless Moment, Age of Consent, The Deadly Affair), Georgy Girl captures the spirit of the era and boasts one of the all-time great film theme tunes.

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Theatrical Release: June 1966 (Berlin International Film Festival)

 

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Review: Indicator - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Indicator

Region FREE - Blu-ray

Runtime 1:38:48.881
Video

Disc Size: 39,191,220,306 bytes

Feature Size: 29,349,217,536 bytes

Average Bitrate: 35.02 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio

LPCM Audio English 1152 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1152 kbps / 24-bit
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Guardian Interview:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English (SDH), none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Indicator

 

Disc Size: 39,191,220,306 bytes

Feature Size: 29,349,217,536 bytes

Average Bitrate: 35.02 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
• Audio commentary with Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger
• The Guardian Interview with Charlotte Rampling (2001, 58:58 mins): an archival audio recording of a career-spanning interview conducted by Christopher Cook at London’s National Film Theatre
• The Tempo of the Time (2018, 07:14 mins): a new interview with author, playwright and co-screenwriter Peter Nichols
• A Wonderful Sense of Freedom (2018, 28:20 mins): editor John Bloom discusses his work on the film
• Georgy’s Geography (2018, 03:02 mins): a new interview with art director Tony Woollard
• Going for a Song (2018, 5 mins): lyricist Jim Dale and editor John Bloom reveal the origins of Georgy Girl’s famous theme song
• Original radio spot (0:31)
• Original theatrical trailer (02:32)
• Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Leanne Weston, Howard Maxford on the film’s making, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

Blu-ray Release Date: November 26th, 2018
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 12

 

 

Comments

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

Indicator premieres Silvio Narizzano’s adaptation of Margaret Foster’s 1965 novel "Georgy Girl" on Blu-ray. According to the credits in the included booklet, "Sony's HD remaster, supervised by Rita Belda was the source of this Indicator edition". This Blu-ray disc is dual-layered and the 1.85:1 High Definition image is held up by a maxed out bitrate. The film has a thick grain to it, and the image can be a little soft, lacking in detail. Contrast levels show a modest range of blacks, with certain detail seeming to be lost in shadows, which tend to be crushed into a singular black.

The film's original mono audio was remastered at the same time as the film, according to the accompanying booklet. This is a 24-bit 1.0 linear PCM Audio track. The score is thanks to the late Alexander Faris (Upstairs, Downstairs) but the real memorable piece of music here is Jim Dale and Tom Springfield's theme song "Georgy Girl" performed by The Seekers. There are optional English subtitles on this Region Free
Blu-ray from Indicator.

Indicator include a handful of extras on this
Blu-ray, starting with another fabulous commentary from Diabolique magazine’s editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger. Following this is "The Guardian Interview with Charlotte Rampling", a 59-minute archival audio recording of a career-spanning interview conducted by Christopher Cook at London’s National Film Theatre in 2001. "The Tempo of the Time" is a brand new 7-minute interview with author, playwright and co-screenwriter Peter Nichols. "A Wonderful Sense of Freedom" is a 28-minute interview with editor John Bloom discussing his work on "Georgy Girl". "Georgy’s Geography" is a brief, 3-minute interview with art director Tony Woollard. "Going for a Song" spends 5-minutes with lyricist Jim Dale and editor John Bloom, the two revealing the origins of Georgy Girl’s famous theme song. Also included is the film's original trailer and radio spot. An image gallery is also here, as is a limited edition exclusive 40-page glossy booklet with a new essay by Leanne Weston and Howard Maxford on the film’s making, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits.

Georgy Girl is a sharp take on the 60s, and the eponymous character's struggle to fit in. The fact that scenes seem quite dated, only enhances the isolation of Lynn Redgrave's character. Indicator have a nice
Blu-ray package here, though one could hope for a better film-level restoration down the line.
 

 - Colin Zavitz


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