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The Black Panther: Dual Format Edition (With DVD) (Blu-ray)

Released on 28 May 2012

Featuring: Donald Sumpter, Debbie Farrington & Marjorie Yates

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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Directed by Ian Merrick, this intelligent crime drama charts the infamous killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka The Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-70s, culminating in the kidnapping and murder of a 17-year old girl.

Told with uncommon accuracy and refraining from any measure of sensationalism, this fascinating and disturbing film fell foul of a media-driven campaign upon its original cinema release which resulted in an effective ban.

Now newly mastered from original film elements preserved at the BFI National Archive, this impressive and powerful film is at long last made available for new audiences. The Dual Format Edition also includes Bob Bentley's intelligent 1981 short film, Recluse, which is based on reports of another real life crime, as an extra, as well as an extensive booklet with contextualising essays, full credits and original promotional materials.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.
  • Region 0
  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Director approved transfer
  • Alternative French language soundtrack, with optional English subtitles
  • Recluse (1981, 30 mins): Bob Bentley's arresting short film based on real events, starring Maurice Denham and edited by David Gladwell (editor of If.... and O Lucky Man!)
  • Comprehensive booklet with newly commissioned essays and contributions from James Oliver, Ian Merrick and Michael Armstrong
  • Original promotional artwork
  • Full credits

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 'A BLUTAL AND TRUE ACCOUNT'

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the film tells the story of one of the most harrowing chain of events in the 'u.k' during the seventies.
ex-army sqaddie 'donald neilson' is a trouble man who decides on a career of post office robbery's, which. after an early one goes wrong, he kills.
then he kills again and again.
he changes direction, kidnapping a 17 year old heiress, keeping her in a drainage tunnel while waiting for the ransom to be paid by the girls brother, however things do not go to plan.
the kidnapping remains one of the most infamous acts of all time.
it is a fact based film, and should be viewed.
the blu-ray transfer is below par......but don't let that put you off.

ActorsDonald Sumpter, Debbie Farrington, Marjorie Yates, Sylvia O'Donnell, Andrew Burt, Alison Key, Ruth Dunning & David Swift
DirectorIan Merrick
Certificate18 years and over
Year1977
LanguagesEnglish
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired
Closed CaptionsYes
Duration1 hour and 42 minutes (approx)