Secret Friends (Blu-ray) Indicator


Unfairly neglected since its original low-key cinema run, Secret Friends is the only feature to be written and directed by Dennis Potter (Pennies from Heaven, The Singing Detective).

Made shortly after his hugely controversial mini-series Blackeyes, the film centres on a writer, played by Alan Bates (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), who descends into a kind of madness during a train journey as memories, fantasies and psychotic visions collide.

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Special Features

High Definition remaster
Original stereo audio
Bon Vivant (2020, 5 mins): actor Ian McNeice recalls working with the film’s writer-director, Dennis Potter
Keeping Secrets (2020, 10 mins): analysis of Secret Friends by Graham Fuller, editor of Potter on Potter
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Jeff Billington, Dennis Potter on the making of Secret Friends, an extract from Potter on Potter, an overview of critical responses, and film credits
World premiere on Blu-ray
Limited edition of 3,000 copies