Overlord (Stuart Cooper, 1975)

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I wrote about Overlord almost two years ago for Big Picture Magazine in the context of their ‘Lost Classic’ strand – the film had recently been released on Blu-ray by Criterion and was therefore generating some buzz, although I had been unaware of the film or its growing reputation until I watched it on Mubi and subsequently went looking for more information. Anyway, my short piece can be found here:

The reason that I’m posting the link now is that Criterion have just released the film on their new UK Blu-ray line (a DVD (not Criterion) is also available – I bought one back in 2014), which came to my attention via this detailed article by Paul Duane at Mostly Film. Stuart Cooper’s 1969 short film, A Test of Violence – mentioned in that article – is on Youtube.

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