The Triple Echo (Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Michael Apted, 1972)
Release date: 24 April 2023
Standard Edition Blu-ray

When a young soldier (Deacon) deserts his outfit and hides in a remote farm, the farm owner (Jackson) and he fall in love. But their idyll is shattered by the arrival of a boorish, violent army sergeant (Reed) searching for his AWOL recruit.

Unconventional and superbly played, The Triple Echo is one of the finest British films of the 1970s. Long overlooked and unjustly neglected, this powerful drama is now ripe for rediscovery, and is presented in a 2K restoration from the film’s newly rediscovered original negative.


  • 2K restoration by Powerhouse Films from the original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • A Matter of Life and Death (2019, 15 mins): director Michael Apted reflects on his feature debut and its place within his prolific career
  • Identity Crises (2019, 29 mins): actor Brian Deacon recalls his first film role starring alongside Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed
  • A Different Perspective (2019, 25 mins): editor Barrie Vince recalls shaping and structuring the film
  • Dressing Up (2019, 9 mins): costume designer Emma Porteous on the challenges of recreating an authentic wardrobe for The Triple Echo
  • The Emotion of the Moment (2019, 8 mins): composer Marc Wilkinson discusses highlights from his score
  • A Sense of Justice (2019, 23 mins): an in-depth appreciation by author and film historian Neil Sinyard
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer, edited by the legendary Jean Fouchet
  • Teaser trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing