Man of Violence

In a world of gangs and villains, one man – Moon – will stop at nothing to get the girl and take the spoils.

In a world of gangs and villains, one man – Moon – will stop at nothing to get the girl and take the spoils. Pete Walker’s affectionate low-budget homage to the gangster thriller is packed with sights and sounds from a Britain about to swing out of the 60s and into a somewhat less optimistic decade. It offers not only rare glimpses of a world gone by, but also some unexpected twists on generic convention. The cast includes Hammer girls Luan Peters (Lust for a Vampire, Twins of Evil) and Virginia Wetherell (Doctor Jekyll & Sister Hyde, Demons of the Mind).

Presented here in a stunning new high definition transfer from the original negative, this release also includes Pete Walker’s earlier thriller The Big Switch (aka Strip Poker).

Special features

  • Both films newly transferred to high definition from original negatives.
  • The Big Switch (aka Strip Poker) (1968, 65 min): Pete Walker’s pulp thriller which includes a climactic shoot-out in the snow on Brighton’s now destroyed West Pier.
  • The Big Switch: Alternative export cut (1968, 77 min).
  • Original trailers for Man of Violence and The Big Switch.
  • Alternative ‘Moon’ title-card.
  • Extensive illustrated booklet featuring newly commissioned contributions from Pete Walker, novelist Cathi Unsworth, producer and critic David McGillivray, and film historian Julian Petley.
  • Dolby Digital mono audio (320 kbps).

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      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • Original aspect ratio


    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

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