VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.66:1
AUDIO: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1975 / Color
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Actor Malcolm McDowell and Film Historian Nick Redman / Inside Royal Flash / Meet Harry Flashman / Original Theatrical Trailer
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
“Harry Flashman is good comic company, and Royal Flash is good comic fun…Mr. Lester throws away more gags in Royal Flash than some comedy directors think up in an entire career…he is profligate with his talents.”
—Vincent Canby, The New York Times
“The director’s visual style is as strong and witty as ever…some kind of riotous comic strip of Victorian England.”
—Time Out London
“If you liked Richard Lester’s The Three (and Four) Musketeers, you’ll like this…The same subtle detailing and unsubtle slapstick that made The Three Musketeers so much fun are here in full force.”
Adapted by George MacDonald Fraser from his novel (the second in the popular 12-book series, “The Flashman Papers”), Royal Flash (1975) gives us that energetic cad, Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell), taking reluctant if opportunistic part in 19th-century history. Here, he’s inveigled into a plot engineered by the fearsome Otto von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) and must utilize all his wily talents to emerge unscathed. Directed by Richard Lester (A Hard Day’s Night, Petulia), and also starring Alan Bates, Florinda Balkan, Britt Ekland, and a host of superb British character actors: Tom Bell, Joss Ackland, Christopher Cazenove, Lionel Jeffries, Alastair Sim, Michael Hordern, Bob Hoskins, and David Jason.
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.