No Orchids for Miss Blandish (Blu-ray) Indicator


Possibly the most controversial British film ever produced, this lurid crime drama caused an unprecedented storm of controversy upon release: local councils banned it, the Bishop of London denounced it, and MPs demanded an investigation into the BBFC for allowing it to be seen.

Based on the notorious novel by James Hadley Chase (which itself was condemned by George Orwell), No Orchids for Miss Blandish is a mixture of sex, violence and immorality, and tells the brutal story of a kidnapped heiress who falls for one of her crazed captors.

This fascinating example of British film noir, which the Monthly Film Bulletin described as “the most sickening exhibition of brutality, perversion, sex and sadism ever to be shown on a cinema screen”, is now released on UK Blu-ray for the very first time.

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Special Features

High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Black Dice: alternative presentation with the US re-release title sequence
Interview with Richard Gordon and Richard Nielson (2010, 35 mins): the film’s US distributor and the actor in a filmed discussion with broadcaster Joel Blumberg
Miss Blandish and the Censor (2019, 42 mins): ex-BBFC examiner Richard Falcon discusses the controversial film’s history with the British Board of Film Censors
Soldier, Sailor (1945, 50 mins): World War II docudrama, conceived by No Orchids for Miss Blandish’s writer-director St John L Clowes
Original theatrical trailer
Alternative Black Dice trailer
Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Robert Murphy, analysis of the different versions of the source novel, including extracts from George Orwell’s critical essay, news accounts of the controversy surrounding the film’s release, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Michael Brooke on Soldier, Sailor, and film credits
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited Edition of 3,000 copies