Well that was real mature...

Well that was real mature...

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Catch My Soul: The Santa Fe Satan Comes to Blu-Ray

A little over a year ago I blogged about a friend of mine, Tom Mayer and his chronicling the process of getting #PatrickMcGoohan's lone feature film directorial attempt, #CatchMySoul restored and released on Blu-Ray. The first of his three part accounting is here: http://www.theunmutual.co.uk/catchmysoul1.htm I know after reading it, I very much want to see the film.

It looks like I will get my chance. The film is being released by Etiquette Pictures on November 17th (moved up from 22nd). What's even more interesting is Tom will be authoring the liner notes that will accompany the Blu-Ray/DVD combo set. All the work and research and first hand accounting of the discovery of lost prints pretty much makes him the authority on the topic of the rock opera adaptation of Othello.

You can pre-order it here through  Amazon Catch My Soul 

Here is the promotional synopsis and specs:

Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1967. A hippie commune secluded in the desert. This is the backdrop for Jack Goode's CATCH MY SOUL, the 1973 rock opera adaptation of Shakespeare's OTHELLO. Long thought lost, CATCH MY SOUL stars folk singer-songwriter Richie Havens as a traveling preacher who on his journey happens upon the commune of the sinister Iago (Lance LeGault). When Othello woos and takes Desdemona (Season Hubley) as his wife, Iago clandestinely conspires against the preacher to ruin their romance and run him out of town.

The only feature film directed by Patrick McGoohan (star of THE PRISONER, SECRET AGENT) and the brainchild of rock 'n' roll impresario Jack Goode (SHINDIG!, OH BOY!), CATCH MY SOUL features supporting performances from Academy Award-nominee Susan Tyrrell as Emilia, swamp rocker Tony Joe White as Michael Cassio, as well as musicians Delaney & Bonnie. Despite exquisite visuals by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Conrad Hall (BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, AMERICAN BEAUTY) and Academy Award-winning editor Richard A. Harris (TITANIC, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY), CATCH MY SOUL lost its box office to the success of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and never saw a home video release in any format, only to become the stuff of legend. Etiquette Pictures proudly brings this missing piece of cinema history to home video for the first time, newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative.

Bonus Features
1. Scanned & Restored in 2K from 35mm Camera Negative
2. "Drink the Wine, Eat the Bread" - Making-of Featurette
3. "The Deacon Speaks" - Interview with actor Tony Joe White
4. "True Soul" - Featurette on Conrad L. Hall
5. Theatrical Trailer, TV Spot, Promotional Still Gallery
6. Extensive Booklet Essay by Tom Mayer
7. Reversible Cover Artwork
8. English SDH Subtitles

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