A year after they’d created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, three Michaels – writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine – reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavour…
Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as My Gun Is Long and The Organ Grinder, who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster connections – but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined.
A favourite of J.B. Ballard, Pulp has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different – Get Carter never had the time for sight gags and one-liners – but it’s a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This brand-new restoration from Arrow Films aims to right than wrong.
Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, supervised and approved by director of photography Ousama Rawi, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
Standard Definition presentation
Original 1.0 mono sound
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Brand-new interview with writer-director Mike Hodges
Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi
Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen
Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger
Original theatrical trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh