We were proud to be asked by our friends at Arrow Video to craft a new trailer for the classic film. Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence for its restored release on the Arrow Academy label. We worked hard to give the trailer a fresh take, but with a classic feel, and were lucky to be given permission by Ryuichi Sakamoto to use his score in our new 5.1 mix and have the edit signed off by the film’s producer Jeremy Thomas.
David Bowie stars in Nagisa Oshima’s 1983 Palme d’Or-nominated portrait of resilience, pride, friendship and obsession among four very different men confined in the stifling jungle heat of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Java during World War II.
Produced by Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky), it was the first English-language film by Oshima (Death by Hanging, In the Realm of the Senses, Gohatto), a leading light of Japanese New Wave cinema, and provided breakthrough big-screen roles for comedian Takeshi Kitano and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, who also composed the film’s hauntingly memorable BAFTA-winning score. This powerful wartime drama was adapted from Laurens van der Post’s autobiographical novel ‘The Seed and the Sower’ (1963) by screenwriter Paul Mayersberg (The Man Who Fell to Earth).
When Arrow Video wanted to showcase their line of cult horror releases at Texas Frightmare, they turned to GVFilm to make this showreel of iconic horror footage. With clips from Hellraiser and Donnie Darko to Society and The Hills Have Eyes, making this was an absolute scream…
Re-recording mixer Paul Massey, (The Martian and Alien: Covenant) talks about working with Dolby Atmos on the award winning short film, ‘The Loneliest Time’,
For more information on the short film check out the website.
Based on the characters of the hugely popular Martin Beck detective novels by Swedish husband-and-wife writers Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Beck – The Series sees the much-loved detective brought to life on the small screen. This collection of four feature-length films from 2016 sees detective Martin Beck investigating a murdered journalist, an unidentified body from a trailer fire, the brutal murder of a police officer and his family, and the cold shooting of two traffic officers by a man who is also later found dead.
Starring Peter Haber (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) as Beck, this volume sees one of the greatest police procedural partnerships come to an end as Beck is disbanded with the gruff Gunvald Larsson (Mikael Persbrandt – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) to team up with a new partner, Oslo Detective Steinar Hovland, played by Kristofer Hivjul (Game of Thrones). Featuring the thrilling combination of complex woven details of police procedure and beautifully realised characters, this award-winning series continues to grow from strength to strength.