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BFI Flipside in September

The BFI have announced the next two British cult classics to be released on their Flipside DVD & Blu-ray strand. Available from 13th September 2010 on Dual Format Editions are Clive Donner's Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1967) and Bronco Bullfrog (1969) directed by Barney Platts-Mills.

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush is a glossy coming-of-age comedy that follows the exploits of sex-obsessed Jamie (Barry Evans) and his attempts to join the Swinging Sixties set and lose his virginity.

Filled with the distinctive sights and sounds of late-1960s Stevenage and based on the novel by Hunter Davies, this enduring cult classic also stars Judy Geeson and Denholm Elliot and features music by The Spencer Davies Group and Traffic. This world premiere presentation is fully uncut and re-mastered in High Definition and includes special features.

In Bronco Bullfrog, Del, a young apprentice, and his 15-year-old girlfriend Irene have no money and nowhere to go. Angry and frustrated, they turn to 'Bronco Bullfrog' - fresh out of borstal and living an independent lifestyle - for a taste of fun and freedom.

Powerful and authentic, this fascinating record of the then-emerging suedehead subculture, largely improvised by a non-professional cast of teenagers from East London, is released in a re-mastered High Definition presentation with additional special features.

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

  • Disc 1: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps / PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit) / Region B
  • Disc 2: DVD9 / PAL / PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit) (Extras Dolby Digital 320kbps) / Region 2
  • Optional English HOH subtitles on the main feature
  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Complete uncensored presentation of main feature (DVD and Blu-ray)
  • Alternative censored version (Blu-ray only)
  • Alternative censored sequences (DVD only)
  • Because That Road is Trodden (Tim King, 1969, 23 mins): dream-like confessional concerning the fantasies of a public schoolboy
  • Stevenage (Gordon Ruttan, 1971, 21 mins): documentary celebration of Britain’s first New Town
  • Illustrated booklet with contributions from Hunter Davies, Steve Chibnall, Vic Pratt and William Fowler

Bronco Bullfrog
  • Disc 1: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps / PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit) / Region Free
  • Disc 2: DVD9 / PAL / PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit) (Extras Dolby Digital 320kbps) / Region 0
  • Optional English HOH subtitles and optional French subtitles
  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Everybody’s An Actor, Shakespeare Said (1968, 30 mins): Platts-Mills’ documentary charts Joan Littlewood’s theatre work with the teenagers who would star in Bronco Bullfrog
  • Joan Littlewood interview (1968, 21 mins): the formidable and outspoken theatre director discusses her career
  • Seven Green Bottles (Eric Marquis, 1975, 35 mins): a cautionary tale of seven young delinquents, played by non-professional actors
  • Illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays, photographs and film credits

BFI Dual Format Edition titles retail at £19.99 each. The next Flipside releases will be Private Road (1971) by Barney Platts-Mills and a double bill of Duffer (Joseph Despins, William Dumaresq, 1971) / The Moon Over the Alley (Joseph Despins, 1976) in January 2011.


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