Pulp 1972
England’s ‘Three Michaels’ – they being writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and actor Michael Caine – followed up the success of Get Carter with a film so completely different from that earlier picture that you’d almost swear it were made by a different team.

The film revolves around a man named Mickey King (Caine), a man who makes a very good career out of writing trashy, lurid pulp novels... all of which he churns out with lurid titles and under various pseudonyms. When he’s offered a handsome fee to ghostwrite an autobiography for a mysterious celebrity named Preston Gilbert (Mickey Rooney) who has left the Hollywood system for a quiet life in Malta, he accepts. There is, after all, a good amount of money on the line. He sets out getting to work but soon learns that the gangsters and hoodlums that Gilbert became known for playing on the silver screen aren’t quite as fictitious as some might expect – he’s got some very real underworld connections.

When Preston turns up dead one day, the strange group of eccentrics that hung around him all turn into suspects, at least in King’s eyes, as he tries to solve the murder without getting knocked off himself.

Director: Mike Hodges
Cast: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander
Country: UK
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:35:43 | 35.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

• Brand-new interview with writer-director Mike Hodges (17:35)
• Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi (9:14)
• Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen (4:58)
• Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger (6:07)
• Galleries
• Theatrical trailer (2:03)