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Powerhouse Films
File:Logo Powerhouse Films UK.jpg
IndustryHome video, motion pictures
Founded 📆
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Headquarters 🏙️U.K.
Area served 🗺️
Key people
John Morrissey
Products 🎛️ 🧴DVD, Blu-ray
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Number of employees
Websitewww.powerhousefilms.co.uk
address
telephone

Indicator
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Powerhouse Films is a British packaged media distribution company founded in 2016 by former Sony DADC and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment sales exec John Morrissey, which releases classic films under the Indicator label.[1][2][3][4]

Initially drawing their releases exclusively from the Sony/Columbia catalogue courtesy of their founder's connections, as of January 2018 they have also started to release titles from Universal Pictures.[5]

From the outset, their releases have received considerable critical praise, with such publications as Sight and Sound, DVD Beaver,[6] Mondo Digital[7] and CineOutsider[8] noting their typically generous extras and substantial booklets. The production team comprises people who have worked with such boutique labels as Arrow Films, the British Film Institute, The Criterion Collection, Eureka's The Masters of Cinema Series and Second Run[9] and have been applying the same curatorial principles to Indicator releases.

Regular features include audio recordings of live interviews conducted at London's National Film Theatre, often with stars and directors who have since died. Cut-down Super 8 editions offer nostalgic appeal. Brand new commentaries have been recorded by filmmakers like Peter Medak, actors like Jim Dale and critics like Jeanine Basinger, Michael Brooke, Samm Deighan, Kat Ellinger, Glenn Kenny, Johnny Mains, David Miller, Kim Morgan, Nick Pinkerton and Jonathan Rigby, while Twilight Time commentaries featuring Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman have been licensed for Indicator discs. Some releases include more than one version of the main feature: for instance See No Evil and its British theatrical edit Blind Terror.[10] and the Hammer films Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (aka Never Take Candy from a Stranger) and The Full Treatment (aka Stop Me Before I Kill!).

Most releases consist of a single title, but more ambitious box-set projects span the Columbia output of Ray Harryhausen and Hammer Films. For the first year of operation, they released their titles on Blu-ray and DVD, but as of October 2017 they have been exclusively releasing Blu-rays.[11]. All titles are initially limited edition, each coming with a booklet. Once a title is out of print, standard edition blu-ray editions are then released with the same disc content minus the booklet.

At the end of 2017, Indicator won Home Cinema Choice magazine's Label of the Year award.[12], and numerous Indicator releases were featured on best-of-2017 lists published by CineOutsider[13], DVD Beaver[14] and Sight & Sound[15].


Indicator Series[edit]

Number Title Director Year Release date Blu-ray DVD Cat No. Ltd Ed. OOP Source
001 Christine John Carpenter 1983 October 24, 2016 Yes Yes PHIDFE001 Yes [16]
002 Body Double Brian De Palma 1984 October 24, 2016 Yes Yes PHIDFE002 Yes [17]
003 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Stanley Kramer 1967 November 28, 2016 Yes Yes PHIDFE003 No [18]
004 To Sir, with Love James Clavell 1967 November 28, 2016 Yes Yes PHIDFE004 No [19]
005 10 Rillington Place Richard Fleischer 1971 November 28, 2016 Yes Yes PHIDFE005 Yes [20]
006 Happy Birthday to Me J. Lee Thompson 1981 December 12, 2016 Yes Yes PHIDFE006 No [21]
007 The Lady from Shanghai Orson Welles 1947 April 24, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE007 No [22]
008 Bunny Lake Is Missing Otto Preminger 1965 February 27, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE008 No [23]
009 Fat City John Huston 1972 March 27, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE009 No [24]
010 The Last Detail Hal Ashby 1973 February 27, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE010 No [25]
011 Experiment in Terror Blake Edwards 1962 April 24, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE011 No [26]
012 The Anderson Tapes Sidney Lumet 1972 February 27, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE012 No [27]
013 The New Centurions Richard Fleischer 1972 January 30, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE013 Yes [28]
014 Hardcore Paul Schrader 1979 May 22, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE014 Yes [29]
015 The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T Roy Rowland 1953 July 24, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE015 No [30]
016 The Big Heat Fritz Lang 1953 March 27, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE016 No [31]
017 The Wild One László Benedek 1953 May 22, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE017 No [32]
018 Ship of Fools Stanley Kramer 1965 February 19, 2018 Yes No PHILTD018 No [33]
019 Vampires John Carpenter 1998 January 30, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE019 No [34]
020 Ghosts of Mars John Carpenter 2001 January 30, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE020 No [35]
021 Wolf Mike Nichols 1994 November 20, 2017 Yes No PHILTD021 No [36]
022 Fragment of Fear Richard C. Sarafian 1970 October 23, 2017 Yes No PHILTD022 No [37]
023 Torture Garden Freddie Francis 1967 October 23, 2017 Yes No PHILTD023 No [38]
024 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Nathan Juran 1958 June 26, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE024 No [39]
025 The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Gordon Hessler 1976 June 26, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE025 No [39]
026 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger Sam Wanamaker 1976 June 26, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE026 No [39]
027 The Front Martin Ritt 1976 March 27, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE027 No [40]
029 Housekeeping Bill Forsyth 1987 May 22, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE029 No [41]
030 Mickey One Arthur Penn 1965 July 24, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE030 No [42]
031 Castle Keep Sydney Pollack 1969 July 24, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE031 No [43]
032 The National Health Jack Gold 1973 August 21, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE032 No [44]
033 The Stone Killer Michael Winner 1973 June 26, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE033 No [45]
034 Eyes of Laura Mars Irvin Kershner 1978 November 20, 2017 Yes No PHILTD034 No [36]
035 The Pumpkin Eater Jack Clayton 1964 December 4, 2017 Yes No PHILTD035 No [46]
036 Otley Dick Clement 1969 March 19, 2018 Yes No PHILTD036 No [47]
037 Gumshoe Stephen Frears 1971 March 19, 2018 Yes No PHILTD037 No [47]
038 The Deadly Affair Sidney Lumet 1966 August 21, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE038 No [48]
039 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Peter Medak 1972 August 21, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE039 No [49]
040 The Reckoning Jack Gold 1970 August 21, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE040 No [50]
041 It Came from Beneath the Sea Robert Gordon 1955 September 18, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE041 No [51]
042 20 Million Miles to Earth Nathan Juran 1957 September 18, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE042 No [51]
043 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver Jack Sher 1960 September 18, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE043 No [51]
044 The Chase Arthur Penn 1966 September 25, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE044 No [52]
045 See No Evil Richard Fleischer 1971 September 25, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE045 No [53]
049 The Passenger Michelangelo Antonioni 1971 March 19, 2018 Yes No PHILTD049 No [47]
050 Town on Trial John Guillermin 1957 March 19, 2018 Yes No PHILTD050 No [47]
051 Mysterious Island Cy Endfield 1961 November 13, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE051 No [36]
052 Jason and the Argonauts Don Chaffey 1963 November 13, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE052 No [36]
053 First Men in the Moon Nathan Juran 1964 November 13, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE053 No [36]
054 Maniac Michael Carreras 1963 October 16, 2017 Yes No PHILTD054 No [54]
055 The Gorgon Terence Fisher 1964 October 16, 2017 Yes No PHILTD055 No [54]
056 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb Michael Carreras 1964 October 16, 2017 Yes No PHILTD056 No [54]
057 Fanatic Silvio Narizzano 1965 October 16, 2017 Yes No PHILTD057 No [54]
058 The Snorkel Guy Green 1958 February 22, 2018 Yes No PHILTD058 No [33]
059 Never Take Sweets from a Stranger Cyril Frankel 1960 February 22, 2018 Yes No PHILTD059 No [33]
060 The Full Treatment Val Guest 1960 February 22, 2018 Yes No PHILTD060 No [33]
061 Cash on Demand Quentin Lawrence 1961 February 22, 2018 Yes No PHILTD061 No [33]
067 Charley Varrick Don Siegel 1973 January 22, 2018 Yes No PHILTD067 No [55]
068 Blue Collar Paul Schrader 1978 January 22, 2018 Yes No PHILTD068 No [55]
069 The Border Tony Richardson 1982 January 22, 2018 Yes No PHILTD069 No [55]
071 The Fortune Mike Nichols 1975 January 22, 2018 Yes No PHILTD071 No [55]

Box sets and compilations[edit]

Title Director/s Years Release date Format Cat No. Source
Blu-ray DVD
The Sinbad Trilogy
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
  • Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Nathan H. Juran / Gordon Hessler / Sam Wanamaker 1958–1977 June 26, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE024 PHIDFE025 PHIDFE026
  • Box set
[56]
The Wonderful Worlds Of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One: 1955-1960
  • It Came from Beneath the Sea
  • 20 Million Miles to Earth
  • The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Robert Gordon / Nathan H. Juran / Jack Sher 1955–1960 September 18, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE041 PHIDFE042 PHIDFE043
  • Box set
[57]
Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning!
  • Maniac
  • The Gorgon
  • The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
  • Fanatic
Michael Carreras / Terence Fisher / Silvio Narizzano 1963–1965 October 16, 2017 Yes No PHILTD054 PHILTD055 PHILTD056 PHILTD057
  • Box set
[58]
The Wonderful Worlds Of Ray Harryhausen, Volume Two: 1955-1960
  • Mysterious Island
  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • First Men in the Moon
Cy Endfield / Don Chaffey / Nathan H. Juran 1961–1964 November 13, 2017 Yes Yes PHIDFE051 PHIDFE052 PHIDFE053
  • Box set
[36]
Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent!
  • The Snorkel
  • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
  • The Full Treatment
  • Cash on Demand
Guy Green / Cyril Frankel / Val Guest / Quentin Lawrence 1958–1961 February 19, 2018 Yes No PHILTD058 PHILTD059 PHILTD060 PHILTD061
  • Box set
[33]


References[edit]

  1. "Industry veteran Morrissey launches new classic film disc label - Cue Entertainment". www.cueentertainment.com.
  2. "Raiding the Hollywood vault - Software". www.homecinemachoice.com.
  3. "Rewind @ www.dvdcompare.net - Interview with Powerhouse Films". www.dvdcompare.net.
  4. "Upcoming Indicator Blu-ray Releases".
  5. "Siegel, Richardson, Nichols & Schrader on Indicator Blu-ray in January - Cine Outsider". www.cineoutsider.com.
  6. "Castle Keep Blu-ray - Burt Lancaster". www.dvdbeaver.com.
  7. "The Sinbad Trilogy". www.mondo-digital.com.
  8. "The Deadly Affair Blu-ray review - Cine Outsider". www.cineoutsider.com.
  9. Frédéric, CAMPS Sylvain, TRIBOLO. "Interview Powerhouse Films/Indicator : entretien avec l'éditeur - Retro-HD". retro-hd.com.
  10. "See No Evil". www.mondo-digital.com.
  11. "The Weekend Blog: The state of play and Indicator's move to Blu-ray only - Cine Outsider". www.cineoutsider.com.
  12. "Movie Awards 2017 - HCC Movie Awards". www.homecinemachoice.com.
  13. "Review of Year 2017 - Rhapsody in Blu - Cine Outsider". www.cineoutsider.com.
  14. "Blu-ray and DVD of the Year 2017 - DVD Beaver". www.dvdbeaver.com.
  15. "The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2017 - Sight and Sound". www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion.
  16. "Christine". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  17. "Body Double". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  18. "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  19. "To Sir, With Love". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  20. "10 Rillington Place". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  21. "Happy Birthday To Me". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  22. "The Lady From Shanghai". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  23. "Bunny Lake Is Missing". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  24. "Fat City". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  25. "The Last Detail". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  26. "Experiment In Terror". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  27. "The Anderson Tapes". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  28. "The New Centurions". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  29. "Hardcore". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  30. "The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  31. "The Big Heat". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  32. "The Wild One". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 "February 2018 Powerhouse/Indicator Films Releases". Home Theater forum. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  34. "Vampires". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  35. "Ghosts Of Mars". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 "INDICATOR NOVEMBER RELEASES". Retrieved September 06, 2017. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  37. "Fragment Of Fear". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  38. "Torture Garden". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 "The Sinbad Trilogy". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  40. "The Front". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  41. "Housekeeping". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  42. "Mickey One". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  43. "Castle Keep". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  44. "The National Health". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  45. "The Stone Killer". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  46. "The Pumpkin Eater". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 "Indicator announces a typically strong March Blu-ray line-up". Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  48. "The Deadly Affair". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  49. "A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  50. "The Reckoning". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 "The Wonderful Worlds Of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One: 1955-1960". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  52. "The Chase". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  53. "See No Evil". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.3 "Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning!". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 "Indicator Powerhouse Films Blu-ray Releases". The Aisle Seat Message Board. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  56. "The Sinbad Trilogy". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  57. "The Wonderful Worlds Of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One: 1955-1960". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  58. "Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning!". Powerhouse Films. Retrieved June 26, 2017.

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