To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Michael Powell's groundbreaking 1960 horror, Peeping Tom
, Optimum Releasing are screening a newly restored digital print at The Curzon Soho
on 13th November
What's also incredibly exciting is that it'll be followed by a live interview with long-standing supporter Martin Scorsese, as well as Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell (Michael's wife) and Columba Powell (Michael's son, who played the serial killer's young self).
Long before Haneke got to grips with chiding his audience for their fascination with violence, Powell sadly managed to cripple his own career with an exploration of cinematic voyeurism through a killer who specialised in filming the terror on his victims' faces as they died. Vilified when originally released, it's since been re-appraised. And rightly so.
This theatrical re-release follows in a long line of classics that have been given a suitably generous treatment by Optimum on blu-ray, as part of The Studio Canal Collection.
It's a rare chance to see this at the cinema, and possibly an even rarer chance to see these three film makers talk about the movie, so don't let it pass you by - details as follows:
The Curzon Soho
99 Shaftesbury Avenue,
Saturday 13th November 2010
5.20pm - Doors open
5.50pm - Intro
5.55pm - Film commences
7.35pm - Martin Scorsese, Columba Powell & Thelma Schoonmaker in Conversation with Francine Stock
8.15pm - Q&A ends
You'll be able to book tickets here
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