Directed by Clive Donner
In early 1939, with the Second World War looming, English aristocrat Sir Robert Hunter (Peter O Toole) embarks on a ‘sporting stalk’ of the deadliest of prey: Adolf Hitler. Captured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert soon becomes the hunted on a chase from the Bavarian mountains to the wilds of the English countryside, where he will need all his sports- man’s wit and guile to survive.
Based on Geoffrey Household’s cult 1930s thriller, Rogue Male is a suspenseful action adventure featuring an exceptional lead per- formance by O’Toole and a superb supporting
cast, including Alastair Sim, Harold Pinter and John Standing.
Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
The Guardian Lecture: Frederic Raphael (1982, 72 mins, audio only): recorded at the NFT following a screening of Rogue Male, Frederic Raphael remembers Rogue Male (2014,
4 mins): the screenwriter on how he came to the project and working with Harold Pinter Clive Donner on Rogue Male (2008, 14 mins): extracts from the director’s recording for the British Entertainment History Project, played over a stills gallery
Eva Braun Home Movies (c1939, 7 mins): footage of Hitler and Braun entertaining guests on the terrace of the Berghof
British Union of Fascists march, October 3rd 1937 (1937, 10 mins)
200 Packs of Fox Hounds Begin Season’s Sport (1921, 1 min): newsreel item on the open- ing of a Dorset hunt
Illustrated booklet with writing by Paul Fairclough, Sarah Wood, Gustav Temple, Taylor Downing and First Blood author David Morrel, and full film credits
UK | 1976 | colour | 103 minutes | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, 2.0 PCM mono audio (48kHz/24-bit) | DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (320kbps) | cert 15 (Strong injury details) | Region 2(192kbps) | cert 15 (strong language, moderate violence, threat, sex references | region 2