Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1967. A hippie commune secluded in the desert. This is the backdrop for Jack Good's CATCH MY SOUL
, the 1973 rock opera adaptation of Shakespeare's OTHELLO
. Long thought lost, CATCH MY SOUL
stars folk singer-songwriter Richie Havens
as a traveling preacher who on his journey happens upon the commune of the sinister Iago (Lance LeGault
). When Othello woos and takes Desdemona (Season Hubley
) as his wife, Iago clandestinely conspires against the preacher to ruin their romance and run him out of town.
The only feature film directed by Patrick McGoohan (star of THE PRISONER, SECRET AGENT) and the brainchild of rock 'n' roll impresario Jack Good (SHINDIG!, OH BOY!), CATCH MY SOUL features supporting performances from Academy Award-nominee Susan Tyrrell as Emilia, swamp rocker Tony Joe White as Michael Cassio, as well as musicians Delaney & Bonnie. Despite exquisite visuals by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Conrad Hall (BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, AMERICAN BEAUTY) and Academy Award-winning editor Richard A. Harris (TITANIC, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY), CATCH MY SOUL lost its box office to the success of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and never saw a home video release in any format, only to become the stuff of legend. Etiquette Pictures proudly brings this missing piece of cinema history to home video for the first time, newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative.
1. Scanned & Restored in 2K from 35mm Camera Negative
2. "Drink the Wine, Eat the Bread" - Making-of Featurette
3. "The Deacon Speaks" - Interview with actor Tony Joe White
4. "True Soul" - Featurette on Conrad L. Hall
5. Theatrical Trailer, TV Spot, Promotional Still Gallery
6. Extensive Booklet Essay by Tom Mayer
7. Reversible Cover Artwork
8. English SDH Subtitles