“Make My Day!” collection. “Someone Behind the Door” will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 8th.
The “Make My Day!” collection brings to life little-known or previously unreleased films by authors and genres, including Nicolas Gessner’s “Quelqu’un derrière la porte”, which will be released for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on 8 July.
At the origin of this original project, Jean-Baptiste Thoret, director, historian and critic who has joined forces with Studiocanal, a man who is fascinated by the cinema of the 1970s, whose influence, according to him, marks today’s culture, had the difficult task of bringing to light several films that made up a catalogue of more than 15,000 titles.
By offering Italian thrillers, gialli and comedies, Jean-Baptiste Thoret wants to entertain all film buffs looking for nuggets too often left out, with monthly releases that come with bonuses such as analyses, interviews and archive footage.
Released in 1971, “Someone Behind the Door”, which makes its entrance in this beautiful collection, tells the story of Laurence Jeffries, a brain surgeon played by Anthony Perkins, who meets a man victim of amnesia (Charles Bronson). The latter does not yet know that he will find himself at the heart of a Machiavellian process. Laurence Jeffries indeed wishes to use it to take revenge for the infidelity of his wife (Jill Ireland) and her lover.
Adapted from Jacques Robert’s novel, this psychological thriller is brought to the firmament by two actors and directed by Nicolas Gessner, who in 1976 directed the young Jodie Foster in “La petite fille au bout du chemin”. Available for 19.99 euros, this box set includes the original trailer, the film reviewed by the director, and a seven-minute preface by Jean-Baptiste Thoret.
While Ivan Passer’s “Silver Bears”, starring Michael Caine, will be released on August 26th, other feature films are already available such as David Lean’s “The Wall of Sound” (1952), Francesco Rossi’s “The Moment of Truth” (1965), Peter Bogdanovich’s “Nickelodeon” (1976), Gary Sherman’s “Vice Squad” (1982), Walter Hill’s “Extreme prejudice” (1987) and Jean-Claude Brisseau’s “L’ange noir” (1994).