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Demdike@Cult Labs 7th April 2016 11:10 AM

Look forward to that.

I'm sure the box sets are very worthy additions to anyones collection but i'm just going to pick this up as a single release.

Demdike@Cult Labs 8th April 2016 07:54 PM

Good to see Culloden / The War Game charted at number 26.


Official TV On Video Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 8th April 2016 09:25 PM

Bought it tonight in HMV 10.99.

Well worth it.:nod:

Demdike@Cult Labs 8th April 2016 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 484733)
Bought it tonight in HMV 10.99.

Well worth it.:nod:

Interested to hear your views on Culloden, Reaps.

I reviewed it last weekend on the What Films Have You Seen? thread.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 23rd April 2016 04:56 PM

Beat Girl and Symptoms have dispatched from Amazon. :woot:

Demdike@Cult Labs 23rd April 2016 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 486923)
Beat Girl and Symptoms have dispatched from Amazon. :woot:

Look forward to your reviews as i have not seen either film. A pic and score will not do.

You should have ordered from HMV. :tsk:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 23rd April 2016 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 486924)
Look forward to your reviews as i have not seen either film. A pic and score will not do.

You should have ordered from HMV. :tsk:

I would have done but Amazon were cheaper - HMV's prices are usually higher for BFI and Eureka releases so I usually end up going down the Amazon route unfortunately.

As for the reviews, I'll see what I can do. ;)

Justin101 23rd April 2016 05:53 PM

You didn't pick up Expresso Bongo? I think that looks better than Beat Girl.

Demdike@Cult Labs 23rd April 2016 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 486942)
You didn't pick up Expresso Bongo? I think that looks better than Beat Girl.

Beat Girl has a supernatural film with Christopher Lee in the extras so if it was between the two i know which i'd opt for.

Perhaps i should let B_E answer for himself.

Justin101 23rd April 2016 06:22 PM

I think that's only 15-20 mins long. I do plan on getting both of them at some point but I'm going to get Cliff Richard's first :lol:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 23rd April 2016 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 486942)
You didn't pick up Expresso Bongo? I think that looks better than Beat Girl.

It just didn't 'speak to me' like Beat Girl did (Symptoms was always going to be bought I've been waiting for it to be released for years!) I may pick it up sometime... you'll have to let me know what it's like!

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 486954)
Beat Girl has a supernatural film with Christopher Lee in the extras so if it was between the two i know which i'd opt for.

Perhaps i should let B_E answer for himself.

That certainly helped. :nod:

Susan Foreman 28th April 2016 06:00 AM

Film @ The Digital Fix - Symptoms: BFI Flipside

Film 8.0
Video 8.0
Audio 7.0
Extras 6.0

Film @ The Digital Fix - Beat Girl: BFI Flipside

Film 7.0
Video 9.0
Audio 7.0
Extras 7.0

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 28th April 2016 03:36 PM

The Firm special features announced:

http://images4.static-bluray.com/mov...9022_large.jpg

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Special Features:

The Firm (Director's Cut, 68 mins): painstakingly reconstructed from Clarke's personal workprint
Optional audio commentary with Gary Oldman
The Firm (Broadcast version, 67 mins)
Optional audio commentary with actors Lesley Manville, Phil Davis, author David Rolinson and the BFI's Dick Fiddy
Elephant (1989, 39 mins): Alan Clarke's sparse, shocking drama about The Troubles
Optional audio commentary with producer Danny Boyle and critic Mark Kermode
Alan Clarke interview (1989, 10 mins): the director discusses Elephant and The Firm
Alan Clarke: Out of His Own Light (2016, 36 mins): new documentary about the making of Clarke's last films

Demdike@Cult Labs 28th April 2016 03:40 PM

Is there no info on Pendas Fen yet?

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 28th April 2016 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 487593)
Is there no info on Pendas Fen yet?

Only what's listed on Amazon (due to the format and content I'd say this came directly from the BFI specs):

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PENDA'S FEN (Limited Edition Blu-ray)
A film by Alan Clarke

Originally shown on BBC1 in 1974 and rarely seen since, Penda's Fen has become the stuff of legend, its name invoking the spirit of a time when television had the power to provoke and astound.

Exploring theme of personal and national identity, language, history and industrial progress, this unclassifiable drama boldly weaves its exquisite, fantastical imagery with the rousing music of Elgar to tell a tale of ancient legends and sexual awakening which stands as one of British television's greatest ever achievements.

Released for the first time on Blu-ray, this astonishing work from Alan Clarke (Scum, The Firm and Rita, Sue and Bob Too) has been newly transferred in High Definition, and is presented here with a newly created documentary featuring interviews with its writer David Rudkin and producer David Rose.

Special features

World premiere release
Newly remastered in High Definition
The Landscape of Feelings: The road to Penda's Fen (2016, 16 mins): new documentary on the making of Rudkin and Clarke's groundbreaking drama, featuring an interview with David Rudkin and producer David Rose, as well as contributions from Clarke collaborators such as writer David Yallop, actor Sean Chapman and playwright David Leland
Illustrated booklet with new writing by Sukhdev Sandhu and full credits

UK | 1974 | colour | 89 minutes | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | BD25 | 25fps | 1080p/50i | LPCM 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/24-bit)

Demdike@Cult Labs 28th April 2016 05:26 PM

Cheers. Shame there's no commentary. Hopefully the booklet will be good to make up for it.

Mojo 1st May 2016 11:07 AM

Psychomania | Flatpack

Looks like PSYCHOMANIA is coming to the Flipside!

keirarts 1st May 2016 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 488020)
Psychomania | Flatpack

Looks like PSYCHOMANIA is coming to the Flipside!

Hard to imagine getting a blu-ray release as apparently when severin went looking no suitable materials were to be found. Great movie though :nod:

Mojo 1st May 2016 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by keirarts (Post 488023)
Hard to imagine getting a blu-ray release as apparently when severin went looking no suitable materials were to be found. Great movie though :nod:

Didn't realise this, so I guess it could be bollocks. Still, would like to see this and more 70s stuff on the Flipside!

Demdike@Cult Labs 1st May 2016 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 488028)
Didn't realise this, so I guess it could be bollocks. Still, would like to see this and more 70s stuff on the Flipside!

Even a features laden dvd would be better than nothing.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 1st May 2016 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 488020)
Psychomania | Flatpack

Looks like PSYCHOMANIA is coming to the Flipside!

Absolutely fantastic news! :woot:

Psychomania is a personal fave of mine.

Inspector Abberline 1st May 2016 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 488030)
Absolutely fantastic news! :woot:

Psychomania is a personal fave of mine.

Blimey a post that isn't about the Avengers,good work fella. (Psychomania is the frogs wotsits a classic)

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 1st May 2016 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Inspector Abberline (Post 488031)
Blimey a post that isn't about the Avengers,good work fella. (Psychomania is the frogs wotsits a classic)

I know... I've been in talks with Almar about renaming the site Marvel Labs.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 1st May 2016 12:58 PM

Ken Russell's Women in Love is also apparently coming from the Flipside.

Inspector Abberline 1st May 2016 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 488037)
Ken Russell's Women in Love is also apparently coming from the Flipside.

The best nude wrestling scene EVER. You don't get that in A******S.

Demdike@Cult Labs 1st May 2016 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inspector Abberline (Post 488038)
The best nude wrestling scene EVER. You don't get that in A******S.

I volunteered but apparently Scarlett wouldn't have it. :tsk:

Anyway it'll be good to have the utterly shite Psychomania out in the UK.

mr 420 1st May 2016 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inspector Abberline (Post 488038)
The best nude wrestling scene EVER. You don't get that in A******S.

Take it from the Inspector, as he knows a good nude wrestling scene. :nod:

Demdike@Cult Labs 1st May 2016 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by mr 420 (Post 488049)
Take it from the Inspector, as he knows a good nude wrestling scene. :nod:

He's featured in quite a few on here if i recall.

mr 420 1st May 2016 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 488051)
He's featured in quite a few on here if i recall.

Indeed he is. He once wanted myself to appear, but as soon as I heard the words rear naked choke, I was out of there sharpish.

Susan Foreman 1st May 2016 07:05 PM

Film @ The Digital Fix - Expresso Bongo: BFI Flipside

Film 7.0
Video 9.0
Audio 7.0
Extras 8.0

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd May 2016 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 488040)

Anyway it'll be good to have the utterly shite Psychomania out in the UK.

SHITE!

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd May 2016 06:27 PM

GREAT to have Psychomania on Blu! :cool:

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd May 2016 06:29 PM

Watched Symptoms yesterday.
It ain't the fastest moving film ever made.Good perfromances,but the 'leisurely' pace made it a bit of a chore to sit through.

To be fair,I was knackered after having walked the mutt six miles.....perhaps another viewing will bring more reward....

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd May 2016 06:30 PM

A British cult classic! :cool:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc8bHG4VB2w

Demdike@Cult Labs 3rd May 2016 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 488358)
SHITE!

Totally, but still genius. I'll be picking it up straight away. :nod:

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd May 2016 06:58 PM

:pound:
No; your description of the film was of said matter matey.:tongue1:

Paul@TheOverlook 3rd May 2016 07:01 PM

I'm Facebook friends with Ken Russell's widow, Lisi. She's mentioned today that the BFI will be issuing WOMEN IN LOVE this September.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd May 2016 07:03 PM

Would STILL love to have his masterpiece THE DEVILS on Blu with the (in)famous scenes restored.

What ****ing century are Warner living in?

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 24th May 2016 01:24 PM

Upcoming BFI titles and their release dates (according to Amazon):

Play On! Shakespeare In Silent Film - 18th July
Around China With A Movie Camera - 18th July (DVD only)
Akenfield - 25th July

Cry of the City - 22nd August
The Glass Shield - 22nd August
On the Black Hill - 22nd August (DVD only)

The Crying Game - 19th September
Carmen Jones - 19th September
Quay Brothers Collection - 19th September
Women in Love - 19th September
Psychomania - 19th September

Demdike@Cult Labs 24th May 2016 01:41 PM

Just Psychomania for me there.


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