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Age of Consent

A dreamy tropic idyll … or a dirty old man’s movie? Our verdict chooses the first option for Michael Powell’s retelling of the old tale of the artist’s innocent yet sensual creative adventure with his young model. Producer James Mason eases nicely into the part, but then-newcomer Helen Mirren takes the prize as the most fearless and liberated woman in filmdom circa 1969.

Age of Consent

Blu-ray

Powerhouse Indicator

1969 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 107, 100 min. / / Street Date November 26, 2018 / available from Powerhouse Films UK / £14.99

Starring: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glyn.

Cinematography: Hannes Staudinger

Film Editor: Dennis Gentle

Original Music: Peter Sculthorpe, Stanley Myers

Written by Peter Yeldham from a novel by Norman Lindsay

Produced by James Mason, Michael Pate, Michael Powell

Directed by Michael Powell

The great director Michael Powell’s career was all but finished in 1969. After leaving his partnership with Emeric Pressburger, he hit a major commercial

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