RARE ANTHONY HOPKINS DVD RELEASE WITH THE ARCATA PROMISE
A seldom seen 1974 ITV drama starring Anthony Hopkins called The Arcata Promise is released on DVD on 17 September 2012 by Network.
Written by the never less than mesmerising David Mercer, the stand alone drama sees Hopkins at his scenery chewing best. Set in the small town of Arcata in California, where, once long ago, a rich and successful actor made a promise to a young, attractive and vulnerable girl: “I shall love you. Look after you. I don’t want to hurt you or oppress you, or deny you in any way”. But the promise was broken. After being constantly abused and assaulted, the girl left, and the actor fell into a self-destructive spiral: drink, no friends, no work. Now, left alone in a shabby basement flat, he is haunted by that promise, the girl to whom he made it, and himself.
Starring with Hopkins is the gorgeous Kate Nelligan. The production was made by Yorkshire TV and producer Peter Willes won a Silver Medal for Outstanding Creative Achievement from the Royal Television Society.
This is why we love Network, undiscovered gems that would other wise go unseen getting a proper DVD treatment.