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The British Film Institute schedules Michael Caine’s “Get Carter” 4K Ultra HD – July 25


THE BRITISH Film Institute has scheduled the release of the British 1971 crime thriller “Get Carter” on 4K Ultra HD for July 25. Michael Caine is London gangster Jack Carter who returns to his hometown of Newcastle to avenge his brother’s death.

Shot on location, resulting in a devastatingly authentic snapshot of life in the north east of England in the late-industrial period, “Get Carter” remains arguably the grittiest and greatest of all British crime films.

A new 4K scan of the original camera negative, was approved by director Mike Hodges.


Audio commentary featuring Michael Caine, Mike Hodges and Wolfgang Suschitzky (2009)

Newly recorded audio commentary featuring Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw

Isolated score by Roy Budd

Mike Hodges in Conversation (2022)

Johnny Trunk on Roy Budd (2022): the founder of cult label Trunk Records revisits Roy Budd’s iconic score

Interview with Petra Markham (2022): newly recorded interview with the actress who recalls her work on Get Carter

Interview with Tony Klinger (2022): newly recorded interview with the son of the legendary Michael Klinger, producer of Get Carter

The Ship Hotel - Tyne Main (1967, 33 mins): Philip Trevelyan’s wonderful film about a pub on the banks of the River Tyne and the colourful cast of regulars who frequent it

International theatrical trailer

Michael Caine’s message to premiere attendees (1971, 1 min)

2022 theatrical trailer

Script gallery

80-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing by Mark Kermode, Tim Pelan, John Oliver and Jason Wood. Also includes Alex Cox’s original Moviedrome intro, extracts from the original press book, production stills and notes on the restoration by the BFI’s Douglas Weir

Double-sided poster featuring the original US one-sheet and original UK quad

A set of postcards featuring iconic characters from the film


Video – 4K scan of the original camera negative (1.85:1 aspect ratio) and will feature HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

Audio – No details



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