The 1971 hard-hitting psychological thriller, Assault (aka In the Devil’s Garden) is set to get a release on Blu-Ray and DVD.
The cult classic stars Frank Finlay as a career policeman willing to employ unorthodox methods to catch a sleazy murderer and Suzy Kendall as a plucky teacher willing to put her life in jeopardy to help him do so.
Tautly directed by Sidney Hayers (Night of the Eagle), this controversial drama is presented as a brand-new High Definition transfer remastered from the original 35mm camera negative.
When a schoolgirl rapist escalates to murder, Det. Chief Supt. Velyan (Finlay) faces an agonising choice when the girl’s teacher – who saw the maniac in pursuit of his second victim – offers to put herself in harm’s way to catch the killer.
Assault has been newly scanned to 2K resolution from the original 35mm camera negative in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The restoration carried out involved careful grain management, both automated and manual removal of film dirt and damage, and correction of major instability, warping and density fluctuations. Remastered from original film materials preserved by the BFI National Archive.
The new release includes special features including a theatrical trailer, image gallery. A limited edition, collectable booklet written by Laura Mayne and Adrian Smith and PDF material.
- Assault carries a 15 certificate and has a running time of 91 minutes and will be available from Network DVD on August 27, 2018.