Gumshoe (Limited Edition, Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Stephen Frears, 1971)

Release date: 19 March 2018

Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)

This brilliant feature debut from director Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters) is an affectionate – and uniquely British – tribute to the Hollywood detective movies of the 1940s. Starring the great Albert Finney (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Murder on the Orient Express, Skyfall) as a Liverpool bingo caller who dreams of being a private eye and then finds himself suddenly contacted for what appears to be an actual piece of detective work.


• High Definition remaster

• Original mono audio

• Stephen Frears on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 18 mins): the acclaimed director discusses the film’s production history

• Neville Smith on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 16 mins): the celebrated writer and actor discusses his work on the film, for which he won a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award

• Producer Michael Medwin on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 2 mins): a short interview

with the actor and producer

• Editor Charles Rees on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 25 mins): an insightful interview

with the film’s original editor

• Production Designer Michael Seymour on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 3 mins): a

brief recollection of the film’s production

• Actor Tom Kempinski on ‘Gumshoe’ (2018, 2 mins): the actor recalls the shooting of his scene with Finney

• The Burning (1968, 32 mins): Frears’ haunting debut short film, made for Finney’s production company, Memorial Enterprises

• Original theatrical trailer

• VHS trailer

• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography

• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

• Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Robert Murphy, an archival set report, an interview with Billie Whitelaw, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

• World premiere on Blu-ray

• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies