BFI Flipside to release Pierre Rouve’s ‘Stranger in the House’ on 25 February 2019

BFI Flipside will release director and co-writer Pierre Rouve‘s very rarely seen psychological thriller, Stranger in the House, in a Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray/DVD) release on 25 February 2019.

Based on a celebrated novel by Georges Simenon, the film stars James Mason, Geraldine Chaplin, Bobby Darin, and Ian Ogilvy.



Once an eminent barrister, John Sawyer (James Mason) has become a cynical, reclusive drunk, long deserted by his wife, baffled by the burgeoning youth culture and held in contempt by his daughter, Angela (Geraldine Chaplin). But when her boyfriend is wrongfully accused of murder, Sawyer must confront his demons and a changing world in order to defend him.


Special Features

Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition

G.G. Passion (David Bailey, 1966, 25 mins): a pop singer is hounded to death in this fab film featuring Chrissie Shrimpton and Caroline Munro

Good Strong Coffee (c1968, 2 mins): swingers swig coffee in this psychedelic ad for the black stuff

Tram Journey Through Southampton (c1900, 1 min)

Charlie Chaplin Sails From Southampton (1921, 1 min)

Southampton Docks (1964, 24 mins): marvellous mod machinery at work on a merchant vessel

Original theatrical trailer

James Mason in Conversation (1981, 86 mins, audio only): the actor discusses his career in an interview at the National Film Theatre, London

Newly recorded audio commentary by Flipside founders Vic Pratt and William Fowler

Illustrated booklet with new writing by Jonathan Rigby, Omer Ali and Antion Vikram Meredith (formerly Vic Briggs of The Animals)

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