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#1426 Post by L.A. » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:50 pm


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#1427 Post by beamish14 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:06 pm

New features announced for Romeo is Bleeding. I wish Medak himself had recorded a commentary

Newly recorded audio commentary by author and film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Medak on Medak: An Interview with Peter Medak (2021, 43 mins): a newly filmed interview with director Peter Medak on his career and his work on Romeo is Bleeding
Original theatrical trailer
Isolated score (featuring some effects)
Image gallery
**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by Rebecca Feasey, Lou Thomas and Josephine Botting and full film credits


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#1428 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:35 pm

Is Medak typically such an outstanding commentator that a 43-minute interview feels like you're being short-changed? There's every chance that he was offered the option and that the interview was his choice!

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#1429 Post by beamish14 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:01 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:35 pm
Is Medak typically such an outstanding commentator that a 43-minute interview feels like you're being short-changed? There's every chance that he was offered the option and that the interview was his choice!

Oh, I know. He IS a very engaging and informative commentator, though. Still, I also would've liked to have heard from the film's writer/producer, Hilary Henkin, but maybe she was unavailable or
dissatisfied with it. She was the first female writer to earn a cool million for a screenplay, and the film was hyped up a lot before its release.

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#1430 Post by L.A. » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:28 am

Mädchen in Uniform extras updated:
• Audio commentary by film historian Jenni Olson (2020)
• The Kiss – The Women Who Made a Movie Masterpiece (selected episodes, 2020, 108 mins): writer and journalist Bibi Berki takes us through the making of Mädchen in Uniform and explores the exceptional women who came together to make it in this podcast by Tempest Productions
• A selection of treasures from the BFI National Archive to charm and delight: Tilly and the Fire Engines (c1910, 2 mins), Hints and Hobbies No.11 - 'Hints to the Ladies on Jiu-Jitsu' (1926, 4 mins), Day at St. Christopher's College and School (1920, 18 mins), 4 and 20 Fit Girls (1940, 11 mins)
• Other extras TBC
• **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet with new writing by So Mayer, Chrystel Oloukoï, Bibi Berki, Henry K Miller and Sarah Wood
”Other extras TBC” but this already looks great now.

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#1431 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:41 am

Zavvi leaked these upcoming titles from BFI: 'Jungle Fever', 'Salaam Bombay', 'Radio On', 'Piccadilly', and 'I Start Counting'.

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#1432 Post by reaky » Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:56 am

I can imagine Radio On and I Start Counting being Flipside releases.

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#1433 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:59 am

Going by the covers, only the latter is

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This is directed by the guy that did Godspell, by the way

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#1434 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:45 am

Piccadilly! At long last! Hopefully A Cottage on Dartmoor will follow.

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#1435 Post by rockysds » Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:59 am

County Lines (2019) and Play for Today: Volume Two (Stocker's Copper / The Elephant's Graveyard / Gotcha / The Spongers / Victims of Apartheid / Just a Boy's Game) also up at Zavvi.

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#1436 Post by L.A. » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:11 pm

Daredevils from Filmoteka Narodowa, Eureka’s Straight Shooting & Hell Bent and now Piccadilly...🍾

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#1437 Post by patreig » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:23 am

It's been a full year since Richard Strauss music fell in public domain. Why is BFI sitting on "Dance of the Seven Veils"?

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#1438 Post by MichaelB » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:44 am

patreig wrote:It's been a full year since Richard Strauss music fell in public domain. Why is BFI sitting on "Dance of the Seven Veils"?
It’s the BBC’s property, not theirs, so I imagine they’re not in control of any timetable.

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#1440 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:02 am

Very excited to hear about Radio On and Piccadilly getting the Blu-ray upgrade.

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#1441 Post by rockysds » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:41 am

Pat Murphy's Maeve is also coming in May.

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#1442 Post by Ribs » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:35 pm

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing coming in June

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#1443 Post by ellipsis7 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:09 pm

And Peter Wollen''s FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH on dual format also in June...

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#1444 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:21 pm

ellipsis7 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:09 pm
And Peter Wollen''s FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH on dual format also in June...
Nice, we knew this was coming but I believe it's been delayed several times within the last year - the only circulating copy I was able to see recently is godawful so this is most welcome

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#1445 Post by beamish14 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:22 pm

ellipsis7 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:09 pm
And Peter Wollen''s FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH on dual format also in June...


One of my holy grail titles. I hope the BFI can eventually get Conceiving Ada with Swinton as well.

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#1446 Post by Calvin » Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:15 pm

rockysds wrote:Pat Murphy's Maeve is also coming in May.
This is the upcoming title that I'm most looking forward to - it's a fascinating work that uniquely (or, at least, I'm unaware of any other examples) provides us with a feminist perspective on The Troubles. Extras appear to still be TBC but it feels like the kind of release on which the BFI will serve up some goodies from the archive but we have to wait and see.

Pat Murphy's follow-up, Anne Devlin, recently placed at number 3 on The Irish Times' list of Top 50 Irish films - behind Barry Lyndon and Huston's The Dead, so it was the highest placed work by an Irish filmmaker. It was also recently restored, so hopefully will see a release from somebody.

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Re: BFI (British Film Institute)

#1447 Post by rapta » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:31 pm

Ribs wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:35 pm
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing coming in June
Not coming in June but later in 2021; was apparently incorrectly listed at HMV somehow. Still, much like Targets it'll be very appreciated!

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