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Orchard End Murder

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A young woman from the suburbs (Tracy Hyde), bored by a countryside tryst, wanders off to explore her surroundings. When she meets a gnome-like stationmaster and his towering, half-witted railway-worker friend (played by Casualty’s Clive Mantle), an initially strange encounter turns sinister among the trees of a nearby orchard.

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Description

This latest release from BFI Flipside is a newly remastered rarity – one of a series of British mini-features that shocked UK cinema audiences during the 1970s and early 1980s

Set in an idyllic Kent village one balmy summer during the 1960s, this obscure British oddity is a macabre tale of murder and mischief

A young woman from the suburbs (Tracy Hyde), bored by a countryside tryst, wanders off to explore her surroundings. When she meets a gnome-like stationmaster and his towering, half-witted railway-worker friend (played by Casualty’s Clive Mantle), an initially strange encounter turns sinister among the trees of a nearby orchard.

Written and directed by Christian Marnham and shot by Pete Walker’s regular cameraman Peter Jessop, The Orchard End Murder is a violent, darkly humorous thriller, unseen since it originally shocked UK cinema audiences as the supporting feature to Gary Sherman’s Dead and Buried.

Special Features

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • The Showman (Christian Marnham, 1970, 25 mins): Short documentary about fairground Wild West showman Wally Shufflebottom
  • Christian Marnham on The Orchard End Murder (2017, 38 mins)
  • From Melody to Orchard End Murder: An Interview with Tracy Hyde (2017, 12 mins)
  • An Interview with David Wilkinson (2017, 13 mins)
  • Illustrated booklet with new writing by Josephine Botting and Vic Pratt, along with full film credits

Film Details

  • 50 minutes + special features
  • Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles
  • Cert 18 (contains sexual assault)

Additional information

Weight 0.12 kg
Director

Chris Marnham

Year of Release

1981

Country

UK

Language

English

Aspect Ratio

1:1.85

DVD or Blu ray

UK BLU-RAY and DVD dual format release

Region

Blu Ray Region B

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