The Black Panther (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI


Directed by Ian Merrick, this intelligent crime drama charts the infamous killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka the Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-1970s, culminating in the kidnapping and death of a 17-year-old girl.

Told with uncommon accuracy and refraining from sensationalism, this fascinating and disturbing film fell foul of a media-driven campaign on its original cinema release which resulted in an effective ban.

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Special Features

Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
Original 1980s video release trailer (2 mins, DVD only)
Alternative French language soundtrack, with English subtitles
Recluse (Bob Bentley, 1979, 28 mins): arresting short film based on real events, starring Maurice Denham and edited by David Gladwell
Recluse: recce footage (1978, 8 mins): recently discovered 16mm location scouting footage shot by director Bob Bentley
illustrated booklet with contributions from Ian Merrick, Michael Armstrong, Bob Bentley and James Oliver; original promotional artwork and full credits


Bluray, DVD