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BFI Flipside in July

The BFI have announced two Dual Format Edition releases on 18th July 2011 as part of their Flipside strand. Priced at £19.99 RRP each are…

Deep End - Unseen for decades, and yet considered to be one of the finest films directed by Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski (Essential Killing, Moonlighting), Deep End is an original, off-beat portrait of adolescent obsession set against a backdrop of London life in an era of uncertainty and changing sexual mores, with a soundtrack by Cat Stevens and legendary ‘Krautrock’ band Can.

Features include:

  • Region 0
  • Disc 1: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps / PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
  • Disc 2: DVD9 / PAL / PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit) (Extras Dolby Digital 320kbps)
  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Optional English HOH subtitles
  • Starting Out: The Making of Jerzy Skolimowski’s Deep End (2010, 74 mins): a comprehensive new feature-length documentary
  • Deep End: The Deleted Scenes (2010, 12 mins): short documentary exploring the scenes that never made the grade
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Careless Love (Francine Winham, 1977, 10 mins): rare and disturbing short film in which a woman (Jane Asher) takes drastic action to keep the affections of the man she loves
  • Illustrated booklet featuring new essays by David Thompson, Yvonne Tasker, and Skolimowski expert Ewa Mazierska

There will also be a Deep Red 3-Disc Collector's Edition which presents all of the contents of the standard Dual Format Edition along with an extra DVD of exclusive content, including footage of Jane Asher and John Moulder-Brown being interviewed onstage at BFI Southbank with BFI curators William Fowler and Vic Pratt in May 2011, and the Deep End 2011 reissue trailer.

Strictly limited to 1,000 units, the Collector’s Edition will be available from all retail outlets. The RRP is £22.99.

Requiem for a Village

- The idyllic, rural past of a Suffolk village rises to life in Requiem for a Village (1975) through the memories of an old man who tends a country graveyard. With influences that range from the poet TS Eliot to the artist Stanley Spencer, and using real village residents as amateur actors, the film powerfully suggests that history and memory are ever-present in our lives, regardless of the unrelenting drive towards modernisation.

Features include:

  • Disc 1: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps/ PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
  • Disc 2: DVD9 / PAL / PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit) (Extras Dolby Digital 320kbps)
  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • A Summer Discord (David Gladwell, 1955, 17 mins, silent): a visionary drama centred around a young girl’s argument with her mother
  • Miss Thompson Goes Shopping (David Gladwell, 1958, 23 mins): a sensitive and inventive portrait of an elderly lady’s shopping trip
  • The Great Steam Fair (David Gladwell, Derrick Knight, 1964, 18 mins): a lyrical example of Gladwell’s extensive work as editor and director of documentary shorts
  • An Untitled Film (David Gladwell, 1964, 9 mins): an extraordinary piece of film art, exploring the power, beauty and violence contained in a single moment of time
  • 36-page booklet illustrated with Gladwell’s paintings, with essays by Elizabeth Sussex; Rob Young, author of ‘Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music’ (2010), and Patrick Russell and William Fowler from the BFI National Archive. David Gladwell himself also contributes an essay.


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