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The Gigolos (BFI) in February

BFI have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Gigolos on 9th February 2009 priced at £15.65 RRP. Set in the world of male escorts in London’s Mayfair, the smooth and charming Sacha (Sacha Tarter) is a favourite among the wealthy but lonely over-fifties –his ‘regulars’ elegantly played by Susannah York, Siân Phillips, Angela Pleasence and Anna Massey.

When an injury puts Sacha out of action his younger live-in valet and manager – the awkwardly sophisticated loner, Trevor (Trevor Sather) – stands in, creating a jealous rivalry which threatens their co-dependent partnership.

This ‘buddy’ comedy from British newcomer Richard Bracewell comes to DVD with the following features:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital Stereo (320kbps)
  • English HOH subtitles (except How to Write a Hollywood Screenplay)
  • Feature commentary by Bracewell, Tarter and Sather
  • Gigolos Uncovered (Paul Sullivan, 2008), ‘making-of’ documentary (28 mins)
  • The Big Idea: a portrait of entrepreneurial Britain (Richard Bracewell, 2003), short film from the creative team behind The Gigolos (28 mins)
  • Interview with director, BBC Film Network, 2007 (7 mins)
  • How to Write a Hollywood Screenplay (Richard Bracewell, 1995), short film written by and starring David Wolstencroft (10 mins)
  • Original trailer
  • Illustrated booklet

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