The British Film Institute has provided the final details for its upcoming Blu-ray release of Lewis Gilbert's film The Good Die Young (1954), starring Stanley Baker, Joan Collins, Gloria Grahame, and Laurence Harvey. The release will be available for purchase on July 20.
Synopsis: The film opens with four men sitting in a car as they prepare to commit a serious crime. Each man's reason for being involved is then explored...
Mike (Stanley Baker), an injured and ageing boxer unable to find work, Joe (Richard Basehart) is an out-of-work clerk who needs to get to the United States with his young wife (Joan Collins) to escape her unstable mother (Freda Jackson), Eddie (John Ireland) is an AWOL American airman with an unfaithful wife (Gloria Grahame), and Miles 'Rave' Ravenscroft (Laurence Harvey), a 'gentleman' scoundrel with gambling debts and the man who lures the other three. From director Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me, Alfie) comes this 1954 crime thriller that promises 'Deadly weapons, burning lips, and hot lead!'
Special Features and Technical Specs: NEWLY RESTORED IN 2K BY THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE The Good Die Young (export version) (1953, 101 mins, Blu-ray only): made available here for the first time, this extended overseas-only version of the film contains anti-establishment sentiments considered too strong for British audiences of the day When Giants Fought (1926, 31 mins): a contentious but historic boxing match of 1810 is vividly revisited in this power-packed silent drama, with a newly commissioned musical score by Mordecai Smyth Midnight Taxi (1946, 17 mins): a London cabby uncovers the city's secret nightlife in this surprising plug for post-war National Savings Under Night Streets (1958, 20 mins): after the last tube has gone, an army of underground workers get busy down below Not Like Any Other Director: Lewis Gilbert (1995, 31 mins): Michael Caine introduces the director of The Good Die Young in this excerpt from an onstage interview at London's National Film Theatre Image gallery First pressing only: Illustrated booklet with an essay on the film by Dr Josephine Botting, a biography of Lewis Gilbert by Peter Rankin, notes on the extras and full credits Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature