Time Without Pity (Region Free)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Joseph Losey, 1957)
Release date: 24 April 2023
Standard Edition Blu-ray

Following his blacklisting in the McCarthy HUAC hearings, director Joseph Losey (EveThe DamnedSecret Ceremony) moved to the England in the 1950s. The gritty British suspense thriller, Time Without Pity was the first film he made in the UK under his own name.

In a BAFTA-nominated performance, the great Michael Redgrave (Goodbye GeminiConnecting RoomsDead of Night) stars as an anguished father whose son is convicted of murder and languishing on death row. In a desperate race against time, he attempts to prove his son’s innocence whilst bringing the real murderer to justice.

With photography by Freddie Francis (The Elephant Man), and a superb supporting cast including Ann Todd (Taste of Fear), Leo McKern (X the Unknown), and Peter Cushing (CorruptionThe Beast Must Die), Time Without Pity is a brilliantly accomplished slice of Brit-noir, and a potent cry against capital punishment.


  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • The John Player Lecture with Joseph Losey (1973, 80 mins): the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with film critic Dilys Powell at London’s National Film Theatre
  • Audio commentary with Neil Sinyard, co-author of British Cinema in the 1950s: A Celebration
  • The Sins of the Father (2019, 16 mins): filmmaker Gavrik Losey, son of Joseph Losey, discusses Time Without Pity
  • Horlicks: Steven Turner (1960, 1 min): vintage commercial for the malted milk drink, directed by Joseph Losey
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing