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Write it. Live it. But try not to be it.
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 12, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: Arrow Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Brand-new interview withe writer-director
    • Mike Hodges
    • Brand-new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi
    • Brand-new interview with assistant director John Glen
    • Brand-new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger
    • Original theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Produced by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 9


User Ratings: 569
Rating: 2/5 -- A sempre presente narração em off é um dos muitos problemas do filme - especialmente se considerarmos que o narrador é justamente um escritor medíocre.
Cinema em Cena
Dec 10, 2003
The pleasures here are director Mike Hodges' shaggy-dog script and Rooney's buoyant performance. -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Apr 20, 2007
Pulp is more of a cult classic, but its appeal and influence are nonetheless profound, and worth noting. Full Review
Cultured Vultures
Oct 23, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Pulp is an underrated comedic masterpiece. Full Review
Times (UK)
Dec 14, 2017
Rating: C -- Had some fun in it. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Sep 4, 2001
Hodges avails himself of the private-eye genre's deaths, sex and homophobia, yet comedy loosens his nihilism Full Review
Mar 16, 2010
Rating: 7/10 -- It functions less as a pulpy mystery or gangster tale than as a spoof of same, albeit a spoof that retains a noirish sense of fate and power. Full Review
Jan 19, 2018

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A year after they'd created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, three Michaels - writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine - reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavour... Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as My Gun Is Long and The Organ Grinder, who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster connections - but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined. A favourite of J.B. Ballard, Pulp has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different - Get Carter never had the time for sight gags and one-liners - but it's a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This brand-new restoration from Arrow Films aims to right that wrong.

Product Description:

A retired expatriate Hollywood actor, who starred in gangster movies, hires a paperback writer to ghost his autobiography. But the mystery writer soon becomes a target for murder.

Plot Synopsis:

Pulp fiction writer Mickey King gets mixed up with gangsters and murder on the island of Malta in this parody of private eye mysteries.
It all begins when movie legend Preston Gilbert hires King to ghostwrite an autobiography about his colorful life. And Gilbert, who now lives in a secluded villa with his mistress, wife and bodyguard, will pull no punches in the book. The former actor wants to include the names of the many shady people he's known over the years.
But then Gilbert ends up dead, and King turns sleuth to find out who killed him. In the process, the writer finds himself in the same dangerous position as the famous screen private eyes who have inspired him.


Production Notes:

  • Color by DeLuxe.
  • Additional cast: Victor Mercieca (Prince Cippola), Joe Zammit Cordina (Santana), Ave Ninchi (Chambermaid), Maria Quasimodo (Senora Pavone), Cyrus Elias (First Guide), Cettina Borg Oliver (Gilbert's Mother), Guiseppe Mallia (Cripple), Roy Marmara (Mario) and Louis Caruana (Toni).
  • A Klinger-Caine-Hodges production.

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  • UPC: 760137066095
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