"Almost every line Caine utters as Carter has become iconic...a stone-cold, liquid-nitrogen classic." - The Guardian ★★★★★
Now restored in 4K using the original 35mm camera negative with the restoration approved by director Mike Hodges himself.
This gritty 1970s gangster classic has become acknowledged as one of the greats of British cinema. Jack Carter (Michael Caine), a London gangster, travels to Newcastle after his brother is killed in a supposed accident but Carter suspects that things may not be as they seem. Using his documentary, realist aesthetic, director Mike Hodges’ first feature is a violent, uncompromising classic of the genre, featuring outstanding performances from Caine and Ian Hendry, not to mention Newcastle itself, and is also notable for the extraordinarily quick turnaround from the book being published and the film being made (eight months). This gritty British classic has finally been restored and is available in 4K for the first time.