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    Added on: 24/4/2015 14:56
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    The Offence

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    After 20 years, what Detective-Sergeant Johnson has seen and done is destroying him
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 112 min.
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    “After 20 years, what Detective-Sergeant Johnson has seen and done is destroying him.” — In their third screen collaboration, the iconic Sean Connery and director Sidney Lumet (Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon) plumb the depths of what is perhaps their most psychologically complex creation: a member of the British Police Force who has perhaps witnessed one horror too many.

    Two decades into a career marked by fraught investigations into murders and sex crimes, Detective-Sergeant Johnson (Connery) loses all composure whilst conducting an interrogation with a suspected rapist, assaulting him and, subsequently, beating him to death. The lead-up to this moment is charted across the course of the film in a careful flashback structure... and the lines between guilt and innocence, protector and sadist, become ineradicably blurred.

    Released only one year before the director's Serpico and almost a decade before Prince of the City, The Offence offers an early Lumetian investigation into the psyche of a policeman under duress, and the potential for corruption within a high-stakes profession. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Offence for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.

    Special Features:
    . Optional isolated music and effects track

    · Video interview with stage director Christopher Morahan

    · Video interview with assistant art director Chris Burke

    · Video interview with costume designer Evangeline Harrison

    · Video interview with composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    · Original theatrical trailer

    · 36-PAGE BOOKLET featuring a new essay on the film by critic Mike Sutton, a vintage interview about the film with Sidney Lumet, and rare archival imagery

    Video Tracks:
    1.66:1 OAR

    Subtitle Tracks:
    Optional English SDH

    Directed By:
    Sidney Lumet

    Written By:

    Sean Connery
    Ian Bannen
    Trevor Howard

    Soundtrack By:
    Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Director of Photography:
    Gerry Fisher

    John Victor-Smith

    Costume Designer:
    Evangeline Harrison

    Production Designer:
    Chris Burke

    Denis O'Dell

    Eureka Masters of Cinema

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