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    • Bfi

      Robinson in Ruins (Dual Format Edition)

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      <p>Newly free from prison, mysterious flâneur Robinson has been haunting the Oxfordshire countryside. Rusting film cans found abandoned in an old caravan turn out to contain the results of his research a visual investigation into the historic ruins of the English landscape and the reality of late capitalism. These beautiful pictures have been compiled by his research associate (voiced by Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave). Contrasting past English radicalism and reaction with the 2008 banking collapse, Patrick Keiller's latest essay-film in his Robinson trilogy (London and Robinson in Space) is an ironic and witty comment on the sustainability of market forces and a profound tribute to the power of nature.Extra Features: Dual Format Edition: includes both Blu-ray and the DVD versions of the main feature Original Theatrical Trailer Deleted scenes and Alternative takes Extensive illustrated booklet featuring essays and film notes</p>

      £19.99£13.99

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      Red Shift (BBC)

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      <p>DVD premiere of this acclaimed BBC TV 'Play for Today' from 1978. Directed by John MacKenzie (The Long Good Friday, Just Another Saturday) and adapted by Alan Garner (The Owl Service) from his own fantasy novel, Red Shift takes the viewer on a fantastical and bewildering journey. Spanning three separate time periods, Red Shift tells the story of three, troubled young men - one in Roman Britain, one in the English Civil War and one in the 1970s - all of whom are haunted by each other's memories, and are connected through a shared location (Mow Cop in Cheshire) and through the discovery, by teenagers Tom and Jen, of an ancient and mystical axe-head. Exploring themes of mysticism and folklore that are common in Alan Garner's fantasy novels, Red Shift is a classic Play for Today from the golden age of BBC drama. Cast and Crew: Directed by John Mackenzie (The Long Good Friday, Just Another Saturday). Written by Alan Garner (The Owl Service). Starring Stephen Petcher, Lesley Dunlop, Michael Elphick. Awards and Reviews: ‘Probably the most breathtaking depiction of teenage love ever committed to the small screen. With traumatising performances from Lesley Dunlop and Stephen Petcher as the young couple and brutish ones from Bernard Gallagher and Stella Tanner as the boy's hysterical parents, the film was proof positive that Mackenzie was at his best when dealing in the intimate rather than the epic.’ The Independent</p>

      £19.99£7.99

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      Fitzcarraldo

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      <p>One of Werner Herzog’s most acclaimed and audacious films, Fitzcarraldo tells the incredible story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (played by Herzog regular Klaus Kinski), an opera-loving fortune hunter who dreams of bringing opera (specifically Caruso) to a remote trading post in the heart of the Peruvian jungle. With the help of the beautiful madam Molly (Claudio Cardinale), his loyal crew, and an indigenous tribe, Fitzcarraldo journeys up the rivers of the Amazon hauling his steamship, the Molly Aida, over a mountain in order to access the riches of hitherto unexploited rubber territory. Evocative of the troubled circumstance of its own production, Fitzcarraldo is both a confessional self-portrait of Herzog the adventuring artist and a grandiose paean to those who dare to live out their wildest dreams. Features: English and German presentations German and English language 5.1 audio options Original trailers Stills gallery Full-length audio commentary with Werner Herzog Cast and Crew: Directed by Werner Herzog (Nosferatu the Vampyre, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Aguirre, Wrath of God). Starring Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu the Vampyre and Aguirre, Wrath of God) Starring Claudia Cardinale (The Leopard)</p>

      £17.99£7.99

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      Magician: The Astonishing Life & Work Of Orson Welles

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      <p>2015 marks the centenary year of the remarkable Orson Welles, and this insightful documentary explores the enigma and polymath that was Welles. Jean-Luc Godard once said of this exceptional actor, writer and director: “All of us will always owe him everything.” Directed by critically-acclaimed documentary maker, Chuck Workman, Magician divides Welles’ life into four chapters, with Workman portraying him as an artist who never stopped working throughout his career, but whose unconventional approach ensured he was much misunderstood by Hollywood. Magician is a montage, featuring scenes from almost every existing Welles film - from Hearts of Age to rarely-seen clips from his final unfinished films such as Don Quixote - as well as his television and commercial work. This is an essential film not just for fans of the great Orson Welles, but anyone interested in the magic of cinema. Cast and Crew: Director: Chuck Workman (Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol) Stars: Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon) and Orson Welles (Citizen Cane, The Third Man)</p>

      £19.99£7.99

    • Bfi

      Small Time / Wheres the Money Ronnie

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      <p>Acclaimed British director Shane Meadow's (Dead Man's Shoes, This is England) assured debut feature is a tale of petty crime in the suburbs of Nottingham which stars Meadows himself as Jumbo, leader of a ragtag band of small time crooks. Featuring energetic handheld camera work, brilliant comic dialogue and a host of ironic film references Small Time clearly reveals Meadow's flair for larger-than-life characters and ability to extract accomplished, semi-improvised performances from talented non-professionals.</p>

      £12.99£9.99

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      Chaplin Keystone Collection

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      <p>Charles Chaplin joined Keystone studios in late 1913, making 35 films in a single year, directing more than half of them, and developing his much loved persona, The Little Tramp. This stunning 4-disc set featuring the 34 surviving Chaplin Keystone shorts and the Keystone feature Tillies’ Punctured Romance is the result of an international collaboration to restore the films between the BFI National Archive, L’Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna and Lobster Films in Paris with the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Library of Congress, and with the support of Association Chaplin, France. With musical accompaniment by Eric Beheim, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola and The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.</p>

      £19.99£16.99

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      Mr. James Ghost Story Collection

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      <p>With their terrifying demons, doomed protagonists and lurking terrors, the stories of MR James – the acknowledged master of the modern English ghost story – formed the basis of many classic BBC adaptations. The nine films collected here from such acclaimed directors as Jonathan Miller (Alice in Wonderland) and Lawrence Gordon Clark (Harry’s Game), proved immensely popular when they were first broadcast and continue to shock and delight audiences today. Includes over four discs: Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968 &amp; 2010 versions); The Stalls of Barchester; A Warning to the Curious; Lost Hearts; The Treasure of Abbot Thomas; The Ash tree; A View from a Hill; Number 13. Also includes new director introductions and three episodes from the BBC’s Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee series. Reviews Classic and acclaimed period/horror drama from the BBC Influential British Horror / Ghost films – a key inspiration for A Woman in Black and League of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss Cast &amp; Crew: Directed by Jonathan Miller, Lawrence Gordon Clark. Starring Michael Hordern, John Hurt, Peter Vaughan, Robert Hardy</p>

      £39.99£37.99

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      GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen

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      <p>Jeff Keen's unique and imaginative filmmaking has outlived the various scenes in which it thrived: the sixties counter-culture, punk and beyond. Making work of immediate power and raw intensity on a range of film stocks (though always preferring 8mm: more oppositional, more disposable, less of a sell-out), this WW2 veteran, self-taught artist and pioneer of radical British independent filmmaking continues to defy categorisation. The forty-plus films presented here are drawn from the various phases of Keen's output, and reveal the astonishingly tireless talent of a unique individual not afraid to grapple with sex and war, or to experiment with multiple screen presentations, visceral soundtracks and brutal animation techniques. Truly inspired and inspiring, this collection is a testament to irrepressible force that is Jeff Keen.</p>

      £34.99£14.99

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      Diana Dors Double Bill: Miss Tulip Stays the Night / The Great Game

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      <p>A delicious double-dose of effervescent vintage comedy-drama starring Britain’s blondest bombshell, the one-and-only Diana Dors, at her saucy best. Laughter and thrills mingle in Miss Tulip Stays The Night as gorgeous Kate Dax (Dors) and her crime-writer husband, Andrew (Patrick Holt), investigate the murder of eccentric spinster Miss Tulip (Cicely Courtneidge) at a remote country cottage. With the help - or hindrance - of bumbling P.C. Feathers (deftly played by British comedy legend Jack Hulbert), will they ever crack their crazy case and finally figure out whodunit? Goals and glamour go together in The Great Game, a high-scoring drama of football league corruption, shot on location at Griffin Park, historic home of Brentford F.C. With fine performances from James Hayter as Burnville United’s unscrupulous team chairman, Thora Hird as his long-suffering assistant, and Dors enjoying herself as man-eating secretary Lulu – not to mention a splendid eyeball-rolling turn from John Laurie - the final result is a nostalgic Saturday afternoon treat for movie buffs and football fans alike. Extra Features: Both films newly transferred to High Definition Extensive fully illustrated booklet featuring essays, credits and biographical information</p>

      £15.99£9.99

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      Film Noir Collection

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      <p>This collection of stylish, gritty film noirs includes Otto Preminger's FALLEN ANGEL (1945), WHIRLPOOL (1949), and WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1950), in addition to Julie Dassin's NIGHT AND THE CITY (1950).</p>

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      £29.99£13.99

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      Roll out the Barrel (A History of British Pubs on Film)

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      <p>This fascinating 6-hour collection of entertaining short dramas, humorous trade films, perceptive documentaries and archival newsreel items is an essential history of the British boozer on film. From Arnold Miller’s swinging Under the Table You Must Go, Philip Trevelyan’s beautifully expressionistic The Ship Hotel – Tyne Main and German director Peter Nestler’s Workingmen’s club in Sheffield to the local quirks and characters of Richard Massingham’s wartime Down at the Local, the whirlwind regional tour of A Round of Bass and Michael Palin and Terry Jones’ humorous trade film Henry Cleans Up, this must-have double measure of DVDs is full to the brim with the sights and sounds of the great British pub, exploring its role as a place of communal gathering, game playing and opinion debating throughout the ages.</p>

      £22.99£14.99

    • Bfi

      Man With A Movie Camera

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      <p>'Man With a Movie Camera' is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking, a montage of urban Russian life showing the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that keep the city going. It was Vertov's first full-length film, and he used all the cinematic techniques at his disposal - dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze-frames - to produce a work that is exhilarating and intellectually brilliant. This special edition DVD features a choice of three soundtracks to accompany the film: A soundtrack composed and performed by the Alloy Orchestra, who have closely followed Vertov's notes on music to accompany the film. A new score from In the Nursery, who successfully toured the UK with the film last year. Their score deploys the latest music technology to create a soundtrack that reflects Vertov's own progressive filmmaking techniques. A commentary by Yuri Tsivian, the leading historian of Russian silent camera. His provocative and stimulating account makes this masterpiece of documentary cinema accessible as never before.</p>

      £19.99£7.99

    • Bfi

      Deep End (Re-Release)

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      <p>Newly employed at a run-down London swimming baths, Mike (John Moulder-Brown) obsesses after his sassy and self-assured co-worker (Jane Asher) whilst collecting tips for the 'special services' he is expected to perform for clients (including the superb Diana Dors). Darkly comic and utterly compelling, this portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty is available here fully remastered with extensive extras, including a rare short film with Jane Asher. Extras: Starting Out: The Making of Jerzy Skolimowski's Deep End (2011, 74 mins): a comprehensive feature-length documentary Deep End: The Deleted Scenes (2011, 12 mins): short documentary exploring the scenes that never made the grade Original theatrical trailer Careless Love (Francine Winham, 1976, 10 mins): rare and disturbing tale in which a woman (Jane Asher) takes drastic action to keep the affections of the man she loves Cast and Crew: Director: Jerzy Skolimowski (Four Nights with Anna, Essential Killing) Cast: Diana Dors (Yield to the Night), Jane Asher (Alfie, Holby City), John Moulder-Brown (Vampire Circus)</p>

      £17.99£7.99

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      British Transport Films Collection: A Future on Rail

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      <p>Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey - a founding father of the British documentary movement - it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. The first in a series of 6-disc box sets contains such classics as Terminus, Blue Pullman and John Betjeman Goes by Train, as well as lesser-known gems, including Under the River, Cyclists Special and E for Experimental. This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike. It includes a fully illustrated booklet with extensive film notes by BFI curators, and full credits. Extras / Episode List: 32 short films over six DVDs Cast and Crew: Starring John Betjeman</p>

      £29.99£14.99

    • Bfi

      Lunch Hour (Re-Issue)

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      <p>In this inventive and gripping drama, written by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey) and directed by James Hill (Black Beauty, Born Free), Shirley Anne Field (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alfie) gives an unforgettable, fiery performance as a young designer on the brink of an affair with a married male executive (Robert Stephens – The Shout, Comrades). With its tightly-focused plot, telling the story of an illicit rendezvous in real time, Lunch Hour is presented here in a stunning, digitally remastered transfer, and is accompanied by a selection of director James Hill’s colourful and award-winning short films. Extras: Skyhook (1958, 17 mins): the adventure of oil exploration, deep in the tropics of Papua New Guinea Giuseppina (1959, 32 mins): a young girl observes different characters at her father’s rural petrol station The Home-Made Car (1963, 28 mins): a man restores his dilapidated car, as a curious young neighbour watches Cast and Crew: Director: James Hill (Black Beauty, Born Free) Cast: Shirley Anne Field (My Beautiful Laundrette, Alfie), Robert Stephens (Empire of the Sun, Romeo and Juliet), Kay Walsh (Oliver Twist, The Horse’s Mouth)</p>

      £17.99£7.99

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      Bodysong

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      <p>An epic vision of love, sex, violence and death, Bodysong is the story of an archetypal human life told through archive footage from across the world and spanning 100 years of cinema. With an ambitious score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, director Simon Pummell has created an almost mythic work that is a celebration, and also an indictment, of humanity.</p>

      £19.79£7.99

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      Kirikou And The Sorceress

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      <p>Gorgeously animated and completely enthralling - The Evening StandardA huge hit in France and joint winner (along with Chicken Run in 2002) of the British Animation Award for best European feature, KirIkou and the Sorceress is the perfect antidote to Disney.Based on a traditional West African folk tale, the film tells the story of the 10cm tall Kirikou, a small boy who delivers himself from his mother's womb to emerge walking and talking. Kirikou undertakes a perilous journey in order to discover the secret of the evil sorceress, who has cursed his village, eating up the men-folk and drying up the spring.Director Michael Ocelot's rich animation plunges his audience deep into the African bush, a place of myth and spirituality. The animation style and setting are unapologetically African with no attempts to westernise the people or setting. The drawings of plants and trees in Kirikou are stylised reproductions of real tropical flora, inspired by Egyptian drawings and the paintings of Henri Rousseau.The specially commissioned score by Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour uses only traditional African instruments. The soundtrack adds another rich layer to this magical African fairytale, a treat for adults and children alike.</p>

      £19.79£13.99

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      Land of Promise

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      <p>Featuring 40 films by such luminaries as Humphrey Jennings, Paul Rotha and Ruby Grierson, this collection is a major retrospective of the British documentary film movement during its period of greatest influence. The diverse and compelling films contained here - many of which are made available for the first time since their original release - bear witness to the social and industrial transformations of a rapidly changing world. This unique collection captures the spirit and strength, concerns and resolve of Britain and its people before, during and immediately after the Second World War. A companion collection, Shadows of Progress: Documentary film in post-war Britain 1951-1977, is also available on BFI DVD. Special Features: Includes fully illustrated 96 page perfect bound book with contextualising essays on all of the films Includes interviews with some of the directors featured on the discs Includes a 15 minute film of John Grierson (the 'father' of documentary) at the National Film Theatre in 1959</p>

      £29.99£14.99

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      Molly Dineen Collection - Volume 3: The Lie of the Land

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      <p>Molly Dineen is one of Britain's most acclaimed contemporary documentary filmmakers, and recipient of numerous accolades, including BAFTA, Grierson and RTS awards for documentary. This is the final installment of three volumes that bring all of her films to DVD. Geri (1999) follows ‘Ginger Spice’ Geri Halliwell, the most outrageous Spice Girl, who has dramatically left the band. Dineen joins her as she seeks solace with family and friends, dodges the paparazzi, and embarks on her new career. In the wake of New Labour’s abolition of hereditary peers, The Lords' Tale (2002) sees Dineen observe the mirth, bitterness and quiet sadness along the paneled corridors of the House of Lords as 700 peers are forced to depart. In The Lie of the Land (2007) Dineen uncovers the unpleasant truths of life in the British countryside where agriculture is slowly dying under the forces of legislation, development and disease. Extra Features: Exclusive new 'making of' documentaries featuring new interviews with Molly Dineen, Geri Halliwell, and others Illustrated booklet of new essays and notes</p>

      £19.99£13.99

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      Aguirre, Wrath of God

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      <p>This early masterpiece from legendary German director Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Nosferatu the Vampyre) is available in a newly restored version. Shot entirely on location in the wild Amazonian jungle, Aguirre stars the volatile German star, and Herzog regular, Klaus Kinski as a power-crazed explorer in sixteenth-century South America who leads a band of conquistadors through the Amazon in search of El Dorado. An ambitious exploration of doomed adventure and savage beauty, Aguirre remains one of Herzog’s most extraordinary and brilliant achievements. This Special Edition DVD also includes extensive extras, including four additional Herzog films and two feature-length commentaries. Features: English and German versions German language 5.1 audio option Original trailers Stills gallery The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967, 15 mins): early Herzog short film Last Words (1968, 13 mins): early Herzog short film Precautions Against Fanatics (1969, 11 mins): early Herzog short film Fata Morgana (1971, 74 mins): Herzog’s hallucinatory documentary, shot in the Sahara Desert Feature-length Herzog audio commentaries on Aguirre, Wrath of God and Fata Morgana Cast and Crew: Directed by Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Nosferatu the Vampyre). Starring Klaus Kinski (Fitzcarraldo and Nosferatu the Vampyre) Music by legendary Krautrock band Popul Vuh</p>

      £17.99£7.99

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      The Pleasure Girls (Re-Issue)

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      <p>When Sally (Francesca Annis – Macbeth, Dune) moves to London to pursue a modelling career, she moves in with Angela (Anneke Wills – Doctor Who) and Dee (Hammer girl Suzanna Leigh) and discovers the world of the carefree bachelor girl, over a weekend of parties and romantic encounters. With lively performances from its young ensemble cast (including Ian McShane and Klaus Kinski), this energetic drama bears all the hallmarks of director Gerry O'Hara's (The Bitch, All the Right Noises) assured style. Presented digitally remastered with alternative export sequences and little-seen short films from the era. Extras: Original theatrical trailer Alternative export sequences (13 mins) The Rocking Horse (James Scott, 1962, 25 mins): atmospheric short about a teddy boy and an artist The Meeting (Mamoun Hassan, 1964, 10 mins): a young woman’s encounter with a mysterious lover Cast and Crew: Director: Gerry O’Hara Cast: Klaus Kinski (Fitzcarraldo, Nosferatu the Vampyre), Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean, Sexy Beast), Francesca Annis (Dune, Macbeth)</p>

      £17.99£7.99

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      British Transport Films Collection: Going Places Fast

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      <p>Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey - a founding father of the British documentary movement - it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. The fourth volume in this series of 6-disc box sets presents a selection of films produced by BTF for London Transport in the post-war period, including the construction of the Victoria Line. It also contains previously unreleased films on the new services offered by British Transport during the same period, such as The Future Works and Partners in Prosperity. This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike. It includes a fully illustrated booklet with extensive film notes by BFI curators, and full credits. Extras / Episode List: 32 short films over six DVDs</p>

      £29.99£14.99

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      Childrens Film Foundation Volume 2: The Race is On

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      <p>The BFI presents three more classic kids' films from the much loved Children’s Film Foundation. Cult favourite Sammy's Super T-Shirt (1978) - arguably the most sought after gem in the CFF library – finally comes to DVD, accompanied by two other classics from the collection. Sammy dreams of becoming a super athlete, despite his puny build. When his lucky training t-shirt is thrown into a scientist's lab it becomes imbued with 'super strength' power. When Sammy manages to recover the t-shirt he uses his new-found strength to out-run baddies and bullies alike. Soapbox Derby (1957), sees a young Michael Crawford scrapping with a rival South London gang in Battersea, while The Sky-Bike (1967) stars Liam Redmond as an eccentric inventor trying to achieve more than just speed. Special Features: Sammy Super T-shirt has a huge cult following and ‘retro’ appeal – existing internet following has generated an online petition for its release with 850+ signatories; 200+ comments and 50K views for clips posted on YouTube Soapbox Derby stars Michael Crawford – one of Britain best loved actors Three classic films, all fully remastered from original film elements, on a single disc – great value release Illustrated sleeve by renowned film poster artist Graham Humphries Cast &amp; Crew: Starring Michael Crawford (Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Phantom of the Opera), Lawrie Mark (The Fosters). Directed by Charles Frend (The Cruel Sea, The Long Arm), Jeremy Summers (The Punch &amp; Judy Man, Crooks in Cloisters).</p>

      £19.99£13.99

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      National Coal Board Collection

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      <p>Elemental, visual, dramatic: coal mining is not only deeply cinematic, but as a huge part of British life for centuries, has profoundly shaped our society. This collection showcases and celebrates the extraordinary work of the National Coal Board Film Unit – operating between 1947 and 1984, producing films to inform, entertain and galvanise working people across the country. From intimate drama-documentaries and sublime safety cartoons to the sheer pleasure of the topical tales from the Mining Review cinemagazine, this collection is a beguiling invitation into the domestic, community and working life of miners and their families.</p>

      £24.99£16.99

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      Your Children and You - Volume 8

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      <p>The BFI continues its celebrated series of releases from the COI archive with this double-disc selection of films made by the UK government about childhood and children. From post-war films made to promote healthy eating, good schooling and getting your baby to sleep, through to a 1980s documentary on artificial insemination, Your Children and You is a fascinating look at the social history of Britain and our ever-evolving attitudes to children and child-rearing. This collection also includes rare films from the Wellcome Trust archive on the themes of childbirth and motherhood, three of the films feature newly recorded scores. Special Features: Extensive, illustrated booklet with new essays and film notes by Archive film experts A selection of films from the Wellcome Trust, including newly-commissioned scores</p>

      £19.99£7.99

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      Enid Blyton's The Famous Five: Five Have A Mystery To Solve

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      <p>Five have a Mystery to Solve (1964)The second of the BFI’s releases of the long unseen Children’s Film Foundation’s Famous Five serial follows Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog on an adventure to the shadowy Whispering Island. With the help of ten year-old Wilfred – whose strange gifts include an ability to commune with animals – the gang discover the truth behind the mystery. With enthusiastic and memorable performances from the well cast young actors this is a delightful series which no Famous Five fan should be without. Special Features: Comes with fully illustrated book containing contextualising essays. Remastered to High Definition from film elements held in the BFI national archive.</p>

      £17.99£7.99

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      Ghost Stories - Volume 4

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      <p>As a Christmas treat in the late 1960s and 70s, the BBC produced adaptations of ghost stories based on the works of MR James, the Cambridge academic and author of some of the most spine-tingling tales in the English language, which were broadcast to terrified viewers in the dead of winter. This was a tradition that was briefly revived by the BBC between 2007 and 2010. These adaptations, which have a subtlety and style all of their own, have been a major influence on many contemporary British horror filmmakers and have come to be some of the most sought after British TV titles of all time by their legions of eager fans. Volume four includes 1976's The Signalman, 1977's Stigma and 1978's The Ice House. Although most films in the series were based on the works of MR James, The Signalman was scripted by Andrew Davies (Pride &amp; Prejudice) from a Charles Dickens story, while the last two films on this volume were based on original scripts.</p>

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      Make More Noise: Suffragettes in Silent Film

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      <p>‘You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you have to fill all the papers more than anybody else’ - Emmeline Pankhurst (Nov 1913) Appalling behaviour, noise, clamour and violence are not usually traits associated with the British female, but for the first 15 years of the 20th century many fearless women battled with the authorities, and society at large, to make themselves heard. This coincided exactly with the development of film – so their entire struggle is captured for us, and it’s proven that female emancipation wasn’t just a result of war-time changes, the pill or the miniskirt. This special programme from the BFI National Archive mixes fascinating actuality films of the suffragettes’ public activities with the comedies of the period, revealing that these girls and women were already acting differently from their grandmothers.</p>

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      That Sinking Feeling (Re-Release)

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      <p>Unemployed teenager Ronnie (Robert Buchanan, Gregory's Girl) and his hapless pals spend their time hanging around the rainy parks and dingy cafes in Glasgow, but their world is about to change when Ronnie hatches a plan to make them all rich by stealing … a job-lot of stainless steel sinks! Hilarious and inventive, this zero budget debut from celebrated director Bill Forsyth (Gregory's Girl, Local Hero, Comfort and Joy) provides an authentic depiction of 1970s Glasgow youth culture, and is presented here in a digitally remastered transfer, complete with the original Glaswegian dialogue track and an extensive range of extra features. Extras: Optional alternative dubbed dialogue track Feature-length audio commentary with Bill Forsyth and Mark Kermode Kermode Uncut (2012, 9 mins): an analysis of That Sinking Feeling’s budget A Conversation with Robert Buchanan (2014, 14 mins) Bill Forsyth BAFTA Film (Bill Forsyth, 2009, 7 mins) KH-4 (John Schorstein, 1969, 13 mins): short film starring Bill Forsyth Mirror (John Schorstein, 1970, 33 mins): short film starring Bill Forsyth Glasgow 1980 (Oscar Marzaroli, 1971, 30 mins): film edited by Bill Forsyth Islands of the West (Bill Forsyth, 1972, 30 mins): travel documentary directed by Forsyth Cast and Crew: Director: Bill Forsyth (Gregory’s Girl, Local Hero, Being Human) Cast: Tom Mannion (Iris, Star Wars), Robert Buchanan (Gregory’s Girl)</p>

      £17.99£7.99

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      Carmen Jones [1954]

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      <p>Updated for an all-black cast, Carmen Jones stars Dorothy Dandridge, whose vibrant performance resulted in the first Oscar nominated for a black actress. She stars in the title role as a passionate sexy creature who lures handsome GI Joe (Harry Belafonte) away from his sweetheart (Olga James).</p>

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      Ghost Stories - Volume 2

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      <p>As a Christmas treat in the late 1960s and 70s, the BBC produced adaptations of ghost stories based on the works of MR James, the Cambridge academic and author of some of the most spine tingling tales in the English language, which were broadcast to terrified viewers in the dead of winter. This was a tradition that was briefly revived by the BBC between 2007 and 2010. These adaptations, which have a subtlety and style all of their own, have been a major influence on many contemporary British horror filmmakers and have come to be some of the most sought after British TV titles of all time by their legions of eager fans.</p>

      £19.99£13.99

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      The Fairytales: Early Colour Stencil films from Pathe

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      <p>Once upon a time, during the belle époque in turn-of-the-century Paris, a short-lived film form called ‘scènes de feeries' ('fairy films') were produced in great number by the Pathé Frères Company. In jewel like colours the films recreated the theatrical spectacles of the age with their fantastical settings, dancing girls, mythical beasts, supernatural beings and a plethora of stage illusion enhanced by the trickery of the new medium of film. Made to appeal to young and old spectators alike, these gorgeous films offer modern audiences a fascinating glimpse into the magical world of the nineteen century theatre. These breathtaking films are released here with newly-commissioned soundtracks composed by experimental artists from the leading British independent label Touch, including Chris Watson, Fennesz, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ryoji Ikeda, Philip Jeck, and bjnilsen amongst others.</p>

      £19.99£13.99

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      A London Trilogy: The films of St Etienne - 2003-2007

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      <p>From a beautifully conceived film-poem and an imaginative exploration of the Lower Lea Valley to an uplifting documentary on a London landmark, the collaborations between much-loved electronic indie trio Saint Etienne and filmmaker Paul Kelly (Lawrence of Belgravia) document London's ever-changing environment and landscapes to music by the band. Available together on one DVD for the very first time, this loose trilogy is supported by rare and previously unavailable short films. Episodes Comprise: Finisterre (2003, Dir. Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans) Homage to London featuring a host of well-known voices who've made the capital their own, sound tracked by songs from the Saint Etienne album of the same name. What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (2005, Dir. Paul Kelly) We follow paperboy 'Mervyn Day' on his round, tracing the fascinating hidden history of East London's Lower Lea Valley in the years before it was redeveloped to become the Olympic Park. Commissioned by the Royal Festival Hall to mark its renovation and reopening. This is Tomorrow (2007, Dir. Paul Kelly) Lovingly records the immense labour that went into the refurbishment of one of London's most distinguished concert venues. Special Features: Today's Special (2004, 9 mins): a series of three shorts about London's disappearing cafes Banksy in London (2003, 3 mins): outtakes from Finisterre that document the artist's work, some of which is no longer in situ Monty the Lamb (2006, 12 mins): a day in the life of Monty, mascot for North London's Hendon FC Seven Summers (2012, 10 mins): Sarah Cracknell narrates this follow up to Mervyn Day, which revisits the Lea Valley seven years on from the making of that film The Other South Bank (2008, 9 mins): a look at Tyneside's South Bank area Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays Cast and Crew: Directed by Paul Kelly (Lawrence of Belgravia), Keiron Yates. Featuring music by Saint Etienne. Awards and Reviews: ‘Mervyn Day is potently evocative. Like an Iain Sinclair book we see ugly, ordinary London through Paul Kelly’s eyes, until its strange beauty begins to surface.’ The Independent ‘Simply fantastic. [Finisterre] is an atmospheric journey through the ruins of contemporary London.’ The Times ‘[Finisterre] is all very Saint Etienne, very nouvelle vague, and really very good.’ Daily Telegraph</p>

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      The Big Melt

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      <p>A special commission as part of the 100 Years of Stainless Steel celebrations, The Big Melt is a feature length elegy to the men and women who toiled in Sheffield's steelworks and a hymn to Britain's proud industrial past. Working with Sheffield's own musical hero Jarvis Cocker, acclaimed director Martin Wallace has woven an exquisite tapestry of steel industry-related archival footage drawn from the BFI National Archive. Jarvis also provides the film's stirring musical accompaniment, collaborating with a raft of Sheffield's finest musicians, including a string quartet, a brass band, members of PULP, Richard Hawley, The Forgemasters and a youth choir. Performed live at Sheffield's celebrated Crucible Theatre at Doc/Fest 2013. The DVD includes the full archive-based film, plus a recording of the live event. Special Features: Feature length archive-based film Recording of the live performance from Sheffield International Doc Fest 2014 Interviews with Martin Wallace and Jarvis Cocker Fully illustrated booklet with essays by Jarvis Cocker, Martin Wallace and BFI curators Cast and Crew: Directed by Martin Wallace and Jarvis Cocker. Music by Jarvis Cocker. Awards and Reviews: ‘A remarkable marriage of music, film and British history.’ ***** THE INDEPENDENT</p>

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      A Royal Occasion

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      <p>To mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee the BFI has conducted an extensive search through the National Archive to unearth a wealth of fascinating and illuminating footage on a range of Royalty-related subjects. A Royal Occasion is a specially-curated 2-DVD edition which draws upon a number of specially-cared for archival collections to build a comprehensive historical survey of the royal family from the late Victorian era (including Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee) up to the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. This superb collection offers the opportunity to see a number of rare and previously unseen films from the National Archive, include silent films, and early colour productions. Extra features: All films newly transferred from original materials preserved in the BFI National Archive Includes comprehensive booklet with newly commissioned essays and detailed film notes, along with full credits for each film</p>

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      Ozu: The Melodrama Collection

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      <p>The BFI presents three films by Japanese master director Yasujiro Ozu. Melodrama is not a word usually associated with Ozu's quietly poetic oeuvre but his post-war Early Spring (1956) and Tokyo Twilight (1957) combine darker elements with his idiosyncratic style to create powerful dramas. Also available for the first time on DVD in the UK is Ozu's rare silent Woman of Tokyo (1933), a tragic tale of misunderstood sacrifice. Extra features: Newly commissioned score for Woman of Tokyo by Ed Hughes Comprehensive booklet with newly commissioned essays and extensive film credits</p>

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      COI Collection Vol.2 - Design For Today

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      <p>Volume two of the BFI’s Central Office of Information collection surveys the COI’s treatment of architecture, design and fashion. It contains a diverse selection of films, dating from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. Highlights include: Brief City (1952) Design for Today (1965), Hugh Hudson’s Insight - Terence Conran (1981) and Peter Greenaway’s Insight - Zandra Rhodes(1981). This volume also boasts two newly commissioned scores by Saint Etienne who give Designed in Britain (1959) and Design for Today (1965) a contemporary music make-over, whilst still retaining some original features.</p>

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      Seven Samurai - 60th Anniversary Edition

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      <p>One of the greatest films ever made – Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai has influenced the work of directors from George Lucas to Steven Spielberg, and spawned remakes, such as John Sturges’ acclaimed The Magnificent Seven. With their village raided every year by vicious bandits, a group of peasants hire seven warriors to protect them. Initially met with suspicion, the warriors eventually gain the trust of the peasants and they join forces to face the bandits. Newly re-mastered on DVD, this 60th anniversary special edition includes alternative presentations of the film, a new and exclusive interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns, and the film’s original Japanese trailer. Endlessly copied but never surpassed, Seven Samurai is a truly timeless classic Newly re-mastered High Definition transfer Play with or without original intermission Original Japanese theatrical trailer The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013, 48 mins): Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns discusses Kurosawa’a career and influence Fully illustrated booklet with essays and credits Cast and Crew: Directed by Akira Kurosawa (Rashomon, Yojimbo, Throne of Blood). Starring Toshiro Mifune (Rashomon) Awards and Reviews: ‘One of the great masterpieces’ Empire ‘Pure cinematic dynamite’ Guardian ‘Simply one of the greatest films ever’ Daily Telegraph</p>

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      The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

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      <p>Colin (Tom Courtenay) is a defiant teenager who rebels against the system, refusing to follow his dying father into a factory job, railing against the capitalist bosses and preferring to make a living from petty thieving. Sent to borstal, Colin discovers his talent for cross-country running. The borstal governor (Michael Redgrave) offers him the chance to redeem himself in a race against a local public school, and tensions build as the day approaches… Following the huge success of Karel Reisz’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe here adapted another of his own novels for the screen. Newcomer Tom Courtenay is totally compelling as the sullen, disillusioned delinquent in this British New Wave classic, a passionate, explosive tale of rebellion. Features: Commentary with lead actor Tom Courtenay and writer Alan Sillitoe, moderated by film historian Robert Murphy Video essay by cinematographer Walter Lassally Momma Don’t Allow (1956), Tony Richardson’s Free Cinema documentary shot by Walter Lassally Cast and Crew: Directed by celebrated British filmmaker Tony Richardson (Look Back in Anger, Tom Jones, The Charge of the Light Brigade). Starring British acting legends Tom Courtney (Billy Liar, Doctor Zhivago) and Michael Redgrave (The Lady Vanishes, The Dam Busters) Written by Alan Sillitoe (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning)</p>

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      Love Is All

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      <p>A hundred years of love and courtship on the silver screen, with music created by Sheffield celebrated singer-songwriter-produce Richard Hawley. Love is All takes us on an exquisite journey through the twentieth century, exploring love and courtship in all of its shapes and sizes on the silver screen across decades of unprecedented social upheaval. From the first kisses ever caught on film, through the disruptions of war and on to the birth of youth culture, free love and gay liberation we follow courting couples as they flirt at tea dances, kiss in the back row, shack up together and fight for their right to love whoever they choose. This celluloid love letter is directed by Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style) and edited by Ollie Huddleston (From the Sea to the Land Beyond) using a selection of spellbinding footage from British archives, including the BFI National Archive and the Yorkshire Film Archive, all set to a stunning Richard Hawley soundtrack. Features: Archive short films Booklet with film notes and complete credits Other extras TBC Cast and Crew: Directed by Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style) Music by Richard Hawley (Pulp, Longpigs)</p>

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      Alain Robbe-Grillet - Six Film Collection (1964-1974)

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      <p>Perhaps best known as the writer of Alain Resnais’ classic cine-conundrum Last Year of Marienbad, Alain Robbe-Grillet was also the director a number of stylish, controversial and erotic films which starred such icons of French cinema as Jean-Louis Trintignant (Haneke’s Amour, Bertolucci’s The Conformist), Marie-France Pisier (Truffaut’s Stolen Kisses and Bed and Board) and Isabelle Huppert (Claire Denis’ White Material, Haneke’s Amour). Impossible to see for decades, these enigmatic, sexually-charged films have now been collected together for the very first time, and are made available here in beautifully remastered High Definition presentations, with extra features including video introductions by Catherine Robbe-Grillet, filmed interviews with Alain Robbe-Grillet by Frederic Taddei, and newly-recorded, exclusive feature-length commentaries by cult cinema authority Tim Lucas. This 6-Disc DVD box set includes: The Immortal One (1964), Trans-Europ Express (1967), The Man Who Lies (1968), Eden and After (1970), N. Rolls the Dice (1971) and Successive Slidings Into Pleasure (1974). All six films digitally remastered in High Definition Video introductions by Catherine Robbe-Grillet Filmed interviews with Alain Robbe-Grillet by Frederic Taddei Exclusive, full-length audio commentaries by Tim Lucas Illustrated booklet with extended essay by David Taylor; full film credits Cast and Crew: Directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet (influential writer of the French classic Last Year in Marienbad). Starring French cinema icons Jean-Louis Trintignant (Haneke’s Amour, Bertolucci’s The Conformist), Marie-France Pisier (Truffaut’s Stolen Kisses and Bed and Board) and Isabelle Huppert (Claire Denis’ White Material, Haneke’s Amour). Awards and Reviews: ‘Trans-Europ Express is as challenging and influential again today as it was in the 1960s – a key text of the post-war European avant-garde. But it is, above all, as an enjoyable and witty movie that this film has remained a classic.’ Senses of Cinema</p>

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      Tintin and the Golden Fleece

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      <p>A surprise message from Istanbul is about to ruin Captain Haddock’s day. Named as sole beneficiary in the will of his late comrade Paparanic, Haddock and his best friend, intrepid boy reporter Tintin (Jean-Pierre Talbot), journey to Turkey to claim a strangely disappointing bounty – but is all as it seems? One of the very few adaptations to meet with Tintin creator Hergé’s approval, Tintin and the Golden Treasure is a spirited live-action take on his iconic comic creation and features all his best-loved characters. Uncanny Tintin-alike, Jean-Pierre Talbot’s martial arts skills and the larger-than-life Georges Wilson as Captain Haddock make for lively performances in a film which no Tintin fan, young or old, will want to be without.Special Features: Fully illustrated booklet Remastered to High Definition Includes original English dubbed version</p>

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      Voice Over (The Flipside) [Dual Format Edition]

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      <p>Ian McNeice gives a finely nuanced performance as radio personality 'Fats' Bannerman who transposes aspects of his lonely, down-at-heel life to ‘Miss Elizabeth’, the romantic Regency heroine of his Jane Austen style radio series Thus Engaged. When grim reality violently intrudes into Fats' frail fantasies his ability to separate fact from fiction begins to break down. A controversial early feature from a now-established Hollywood director, Chris Monger's Voice Over divided the critics -- whose judgments varied from 'sick and disturbing' (Time Out) to 'original and provoking' (The Guardian) -- on its release.Special Features: Dual Format Edition: includes both the Blu-ray and the DVD of the film and the extras New High Definition restoration Repeater (Chris Monger, 1979, 76 mins): Experimental thriller dealing with a woman's confession of murder. Illustrated booklet featuring new sleevenote essays.</p>

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      Opening Night - Dual Format Edition

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      <p>Receiving its long-overdue world premiere High Definition release, as part of this BFI Dual Format Edition, John Cassavetes' emotionally charged 1977 film Opening Night stands as one of the great American movies about theatre and the art of performance, and was nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards. Featuring the great Gena Rowlands (A Woman under the Influence) in an award-winning role as the Broadway legend Myrtle Gordon. When a young fan dies in an accident while trying to meet her, Gordon must confront her personal demons in the run-up to the opening of her latest play. Opening Night also stars John Cassavetes in a rare acting role in one of his own films, alongside regular collaborator Ben Gazzara (Husbands, The Big Liebowski, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie). Special Features: Audio Commentary (Feature length) Memories of John (DVD only) Falk on Cassavetes part 3: the later years (DVD only)</p>

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      A Woman Under the Influence (Blu-Ray and DVD)

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      <p>Receiving its long overdue Bluray world premiere, A Woman Under The Influence is arguably John Cassavetes' most popular and influential film. Released in 1974 it stars Cassavetes' wife Gena Rowlands (Gloria, Faces) and the legendary Peter Falk (Columbo) as Mabel and Nick Longhetti, a blue collar couple struggling to cope with her slip into mental illness. A key work from a golden era of American filmmaking this masterpiece of American independent filmmaking is as powerful and devastating today as it was when it was first released. The film received two Oscar nominations Rowlands was for Best Actress and Cassavetes for Best Director losing out to Francis Ford Coppola for Godfather Pt II.</p>

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      Play On: Silent Shakespeare - Dual Format (Includes DVD)

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      <p>From King John in 1899, film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays proved popular with early filmmakers and audiences. By the end of the silent era, around 300 films had been produced. This feature-length celebration draws together a delightful selection of thrilling, dramatic, iconic and humorous scenes from two dozen different titles, many of which have been unseen for decades, See Hamlet addressing Yorick’s skull, King Lear battling a raging storm at Stonehenge, The Merchant of Venice in vibrant stencil colour, the fairy magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and what was probably John Gielgud’s first appearance on film, in the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. These treasures from the BFI National Archive have been newly digitised and are brought to life by the composers and musicians of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Extras: Fully illustrated booklet Cast and Crew: Director: Various Cast: John Gielgud</p>

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      Battleship Potemkin / Drifters (Blu-Ray and DVD)

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      <p>This edition presents one of the classics of world cinema, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 Battleship Potemkin, in High Definition for the first time in the UK, and accompanies it with the world premiere High Definition release of John Griersons ground breaking 1929 documentary Drifters. Drifters premiered at the Film Society on November 10, 1929, on the same bill as Battleship Potemkin, which was receiving its British premiere. Grierson had previously produced an English language version of Eisenstein's film for its American screening and the influence of Eisenstein is clearly revealed in Drifters. Battleship Potemkin has appeared in every Sight &amp; Sound film poll since 1952 and, in 2010 Empire magazine voted it the 3rd greatest World Cinema film of all time. Drifters is presented with an all new score composed by the talented young British musician Jason Singh. Nearly 90 years on, Eisenstein's masterpiece is still guaranteed to get the pulse racing. Total Film</p>

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      Adelphi Collection Volume 3 - Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray & DVD)

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      <p>The third release of the BFI’s pioneering Adelphi Collection is a double bill showcasing two early films by John Guillermin (The Towering Inferno, Death on the Nile). The Crowded Day (1954) is an engaging, bittersweet comedy-drama focusing on the intertwined lives of a group of shop girls working in a London department store in the 1950s, with a wonderful cast including John Gregson, Joan Rice, Dora Bryan, Thora Hird, Prunella Scales, Sid James and Dandy Nicholls; Song of Paris (1952) is a charming romantic comedy which sees an archetypal Englishman - suavely played by Dennis Price - return from a jaunt abroad to face a dastardly foreign Count in a duel for the hand of a beautiful mademoiselle.</p>

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