The Target Restored 2K: Peter Bogdanovich Directs Boris Karloff in One of His Final Roles

Byron Orlok (Boris Karloff), old glory of horror cinema, is about to bow out. He also plans to bid farewell to the public during the screening of his latest film in a drive-in. Meanwhile, Bobby Thompson (James Brown), a seemingly uneventful insurer fascinated by firearms, has just shot his mother and wife in cold blood. He intends to continue his murderous odyssey to the drive-in…

First film by Peter Bogdanovich (a trained critic, who passed away last year, he stages unforgettable masterpieces such as The Last Picture Show, Nickelodeon, Saint Jack), The Target made in 1968 under the direction of Roger Corman, revolves around two parallel plots. A masterful game of mirrors in which the filmmaker, an emblematic figure of New Hollywood, recounts both the violence and the evils of an America that is going into a tailspin and the story of a certain cinema doomed to disappear.

A limited prestige release not to be missed

Announced on September 19 Blu-Ray and DVD at Carlotta, recently restored in 2K, The target will be offered in original English and French versions DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0, French subtitles, in 1.85 aspect ratio (indicative price : 20 €).

Supplements and goodies

• Unpublished audio commentary by Peter Bogdanovich (90 minutes)

• The target: an introduction by Peter Bogdanovich (2003, 14 minutes): director Laurent Bouzereau left for the meeting with the filmmaker who looks back on the genesis of the project, his meeting with Roger Corman as well as one of his contemporary sources of inspiration for the film, Charles Whitman, the famous mass murderer at the University of Austin (1966)

• Amazement (27 minutes): an unpublished interview with director and historian Jean-Baptiste Thoret (Cinema as elegy. Conversations with Peter Bogdanovich)

• Trailer• Facsimile of a letter from Peter Bogdanovich addressed to Alfred Hitchcock• Set of 12 filming photos• Poster