Marking the first of three collaborations between Pinter and director Joseph Losey, The Servant sees Bogarde play against type as the conniving, dangerously charismatic live-in servant Barrett, who plays a wicked game with his aristocratic employer, Tony (James Fox). Now, to coincide with the centenary of British screen idol Dirk Bogarde, StudioCanal is re-releasing the film in cinemas in a brand new 4K restoration, the snazzy new trailer for which you can watch below. There’s also a striking new one-sheet poster designed by Edward Kinsella. Watch the 4K restoration trailer for Joseph Losey’s The Servant
StudioCanal has announced a re-release of this 1963 classic starring Dirk Bogarde and James Fox. The Servant will receive its 4K UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 19 August, followed by a wider cinema release on 10 September, and a 4K UHD Collector’s edition Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital release on 20 September. Published 28 Jul 2021
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Adapted for the screen by revered playwright Harold Pinter and featuring crisp black-and-white photography from legendary cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, 1963’s The Servant stands among the most subversive and thrilling British films ever made. An elliptical, tightly-wound drama in which traditional roles are not so much reserved as scratched out and redrawn, The Servant’s enduring influence can be felt today in modern classics such as Parasite – Bong Joon-ho has even named it as one of his top five favourite films.