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Nostalgic 17th October 2012 05:45 PM

Just wondering, are there any additional materials (ie, interviews etc) on the new BFI releases?

I, like many people, impulsively bought the Australian box set (ironically, from the BFI shop Southbank) after they claimed they were not going to release these, and I can't help but think I should have waited.

Also, are the single releases single or double disc sets? As I want to get the complete box set (again) now at end of october if there are features on it, but £36 seems really cheap when the single releases are going for around £13.99 each! Just wondering if the singles have anything on them that may not be in the boxset when it arrives?

Also, Stone Tape....will be getting that.

October has been a stupidly expensive month so far......!!!!

SharonLynette 17th October 2012 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Nostalgic (Post 283226)
Just wondering, are there any additional materials (ie, interviews etc) on the new BFI releases?

I, like many people, impulsively bought the Australian box set (ironically, from the BFI shop Southbank) after they claimed they were not going to release these, and I can't help but think I should have waited.

Also, are the single releases single or double disc sets? As I want to get the complete box set (again) now at end of october if there are features on it, but £36 seems really cheap when the single releases are going for around £13.99 each! Just wondering if the singles have anything on them that may not be in the boxset when it arrives?

Also, Stone Tape....will be getting that.

October has been a stupidly expensive month so far......!!!!

Further details here;

bfi dvd press release ghost stories for christmas 2012-09-19

At one point Amazon were offering it for £26, I managed to pre-order it at this price. It might be worth hanging back just in case!

SharonLynette 26th October 2012 04:18 PM

£29.95 on Zavvi at the moment for those that missed the £26 Amazon bargain.

Bringer Of Funerals 26th October 2012 04:32 PM

Dont ask why, but im counting down the days to this release as im looking forward to watching them

Susan Foreman 26th October 2012 04:43 PM

Slightly off topic, but...

On the 'Doctor Who' box set release of 'The Key To Time', one of the extra features was a series of 'late night stories', ready by Tom Baker

Here are the two that I have managed to find on YouTube:

Late Night Story - Tom Baker Reads 'The Photograph' - YouTube

Late Night Story - Tom Baker Reads 'Sredni Vashtar' - Tuesday - YouTube

VicDakin 3rd November 2012 10:46 AM

BBC Ghost Stories (BFI)
 
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BBC Ghost Stories (BFI)
Mine arrived safe and sound horray and hurumble a merry ghostmus everyone and all.

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The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd November 2012 05:06 PM

Great boxset Vic innit?

NEED to watch the few I ain't seen this weekend.:nod:

VicDakin 3rd November 2012 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 289232)
Great boxset Vic innit?

NEED to watch the few I ain't seen this weekend.:nod:

Aye tis indeed,Lost Hearts is a particular fav but its all good stuff.

VicDakin 3rd November 2012 05:46 PM

The first episode of the paranormal anthology series Dead of Night (BBC 2, 1972).
 
The first episode of the paranormal anthology series Dead of Night (BBC 2, 1972).

this is very BBC Ghost Stories

Dead of Night - The Exorcism - YouTube

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 29th November 2012 06:42 PM

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Yeah,I wonder why the BBC felt they had to do an Exorcism tale that year.....:suspicious:

I'm currently working my way through these.
A Warning To The Curious last night-absolutely superb.

Stalls of Barchester tonight!

The Signalman was also superb!

Stigma,I've seen slagged off quite often,but I enjoyed it.
It was a sinister attempt to modernise the tales.

The Ice House wasn't bad.Not the best of the box.

BTW-Anyone who wants to read about these classics IN DEPTH,pick up a copy of this....;)


CREEPING FLESH: The Horror Fantasy Film Book: Amazon.co.uk: David Kerekes: Books

Mojo 29th November 2012 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by The Reaper Man@Cult Labs (Post 296680)
Yeah,I wonder why the BBC felt they had to do an Exorcism tale that year.....:suspicious:

I'm currently working my way through these.
A Warning To The Curious last night-absolutely superb.

Stalls of Barchester tonight!

The Signalman was also superb!

Stigma,I've seen slagged off quite often,but I enjoyed it.
It was a sinister attempt to modernise the tales.

The Ice House wasn't bad.Not the best of the box.

BTW-Anyone who wants to read about these classics IN DEPTH,pick up a copy of this....;)


CREEPING FLESH: The Horror Fantasy Film Book: Amazon.co.uk: David Kerekes: Books

I agree Reaps - a Warning To The Curious is brilliant. The Ash Tree and Lost Hearts are also terrific. I remember watching Lost Hearts on telly as a kid and it scared the shit out of me! Those two ghostly kids still give me the shivers.

Culture Vulture 30th November 2012 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by VicDakin (Post 289255)
The first episode of the paranormal anthology series Dead of Night (BBC 2, 1972).

this is very BBC Ghost Stories

Dead of Night - The Exorcism - YouTube

has it ever been released on dvd?

VicDakin 30th November 2012 05:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Culture Vulture (Post 296815)
has it ever been released on dvd?

not that I can see anywhere,I've watched this one episode because it was repeated on bbc4 a couple of years back.

it'smebilly 22nd December 2012 09:57 PM

I've just started digging into this set, loving it so far. I watched" whistle and I'll come to you" both versions last night and " the stalls at Barchester" tonight. The Christopher Lee version is pretty good too but looking at the DVD description, there's only a few of those included. How many were made?:)

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dream demon 10th February 2013 05:35 PM

I wonder what is happening with Flipside at the moment? Nothing since May 2012 and nothing on the BFI website. :confused:

trouserpress 10th February 2013 05:56 PM

Funny you should ask. They just put out this press release:

The collected films of cult poet and novelist B.S. Johnson head up the BFIís DVD and Blu-ray release schedule for April-June 2013.


This April the much-admired Flipside strand makes its highly anticipated comeback with the release of two typically exciting editions focusing on little-known films of great importance. The latest editions focus on the films of cult British poet and novelist B. S. Johnson and a number of controversial works by acclaimed filmmaker John Krish (The Elephant Will Never Forget, I Think They Call Him John).

Although perhaps best known for groundbreaking novels such as The Unfortunates and Christy Malryís Own Double-Entry, B.S. Johnson was also the director of a number of extraordinary and daring films that have been out of circulation for decades. Youíre Human Like the Rest of Them brings these rare and fascinating works together for the first time, revealing Johnson to have been as radical and inventive a filmmaker as he was a writer. The set includes new HD transfers of such films as Paradigm and Fat Man on the Beach, and also features the newly-rediscovered BBC adaptation of Johnsonís play Not Counting the Savages (1972), directed by Mike Newell.

it'smebilly 5th May 2013 09:45 PM

I have deep end and thought that was fantastic but as they're currently quite cheap at Sainsbury's I need some more recommendations from you all.

What other titles would you recommend?

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trouserpress 5th May 2013 09:47 PM

Man of Violence is great and has a whole other Pete Walker film, Strip Poker, as an extra. I also recommend Primitive London or London in the Raw. Really wild! I would also put a nod for Her Private Hell, but that's mainly because I wrote some of the booklet notes!

it'smebilly 5th May 2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by trouserpress (Post 339668)
Man of Violence is great and has a whole other Pete Walker film, Strip Poker, as an extra. I also recommend Primitive London or London in the Raw. Really wild! I would also put a nod for Her Private Hell, but that's mainly because I wrote some of the booklet notes!

Thanks, I'll check some of those out. I'm also quite fancying the black panther.:)

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Hawkmonger 5th May 2013 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by it'smebilly (Post 339670)
Thanks, I'll check some of those out. I'm also quite fancying the black panther.:)

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All of the aformentioned are the cream of the crop of BFI, and thats setting the bar extremely high!

trouserpress 5th May 2013 10:01 PM

Of course, The Black Panther! How could I forget. That one is terrific. Really powerful.

Invid Ninja 5th May 2013 10:20 PM

I personally adore the Gerry O' Hara films on the label, All The Right Noises especially. Then again I have not regret my purchases of any of the movies in the collection.

Make Them Die Slowly 5th May 2013 10:47 PM

I love the pints of mild and roll ups world of gigging prog rockers in "Permissive".

Comus can briefly be seen and heard in the film.

Comus - Song to Comus - YouTube

bdc 6th May 2013 08:25 AM

I enjoyed many of their blu's but my favourite release must be the 60's British coming-of-age classic Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVFC7dyKZ-E

Make Them Die Slowly 6th May 2013 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by bdc (Post 339697)
I enjoyed many of their blu's but my favourite release must be the 60's British coming-of-age classic Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. :)

Traffic - Am I What I Was Or Was I What I Am? - 1968 - YouTube

How could I have forgotten this film...filmed in my home town of Stevenage.

SharonLynette 6th May 2013 01:50 PM

So far I have:

All the Right Noises
The Black Panther
Deep End
Her Private Hell
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
Joanna
London in the Raw
Lunch Hour
Man of Violence
Nightbirds
The Pleasure Girls
Primitive London
Private Road
Privilege
That Kind of Girl
Voice Over


I'm open to suggestions though. The only one I had watched before buying was Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.

There is only one other that I flat out know that I want but don't own and that is Permissive.

One other I've been considering but am unsure of and would like to hear other members opinions rather than relying on online views of people I don't know (well I mean I don't know their approach to film) and that is You're Human Like the Rest of Them, does anyone have any knowledge of this.

I also have 2 copies of That Kind of Girl, a mixture of my fault and James', I shouldn't have asked him to check for me. Even though the collection is shelved together in numerical order he does get confused. :doh:

Bringer Of Funerals 6th May 2013 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by SharonLynette (Post 339748)
So far I have:

All the Right Noises
The Black Panther
Deep End
Her Private Hell
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
Joanna
London in the Raw
Lunch Hour
Man of Violence
Nightbirds
The Pleasure Girls
Primitive London
Private Road
Privilege
That Kind of Girl
Voice Over


I'm open to suggestions though. The only one I had watched before buying was Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.

There is only one other that I flat out know that I want but don't own and that is Permissive.

One other I've been considering but am unsure of and would like to hear other members opinions rather than relying on online views of people I don't know (well I mean I don't know their approach to film) and that is You're Human Like the Rest of Them, does anyone have any knowledge of this.

I also have 2 copies of That Kind of Girl, a mixture of my fault and James', I shouldn't have asked him to check for me. Even though the collection is shelved together in numerical order he does get confused. :doh:

I havent got any

bdc 6th May 2013 02:09 PM

I'd like to suggest More,The Valley and The Bed Sitting Room (if you like absurd British humour) Sharon. ;)

How's Joanna btw?

BAKA 6th May 2013 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by SharonLynette (Post 339748)
There is only one other that I flat out know that I want but don't own and that is Permissive.

Sainsbury's Entertainment have most of them on offer for £6.99 at the moment (including Permissive). A great time to stock up. Sadly the one I want (Voice Over) is out of stock at the moment. After hearing someone compare it to Berberian Sound Studio recently, I suddenly find myself very interested in checking it out. Hopefully it will come back in stock at £6.99.

SharonLynette 6th May 2013 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by bdc (Post 339755)
I'd like to suggest More,The Valley and The Bed Sitting Room (if you like absurd British humour) Sharon. ;)

How's Joanna btw?

I have seen The Bed Sitting Room a few times but I've never felt compelled to buy it. I think if I get the urge to get it again I will do. I have seen those other two but I didn't think they were Flipside, they do look interesting nonetheless.

I really liked it, but I do like the sort of 60's, Swinging London type films & Kitchen Sink Realism, I'm way too nostalgic for a time I wasn't even around. This was the first film I got for my collection, my Aunty bought it me (from my wishlist) I think 2 years back.

bdc 6th May 2013 02:51 PM

I think I'll be getting it then as I also like those swinging 60's films (even drama's)... ;)

I wish they would release Smashing Time and The Touchables...I don't know who has the rights to those? :pray:

SharonLynette 6th May 2013 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BAKA (Post 339756)
Sainsbury's Entertainment have most of them on offer for £6.99 at the moment (including Permissive). A great time to stock up. Sadly the one I want (Voice Over) is out of stock at the moment. After hearing someone compare it to Berberian Sound Studio recently, I suddenly find myself very interested in checking it out. Hopefully it will come back in stock at £6.99.

I bought Voice Over for £8.25 on Amazon. They are awfully cheap on Sainsburys, I hope they are the dual format editions like they say! Thank You for that, I know it'smebilly mentioned about Sainsburys on the other page but I hate the Sainsburys website and not being able to browse or look for collections I nearly gave up! I have now just started to fill in gaps including The Bed Sitting Room (if they arrive).

bdc 6th May 2013 02:57 PM

Btw you're right More and The Valley aren't Flipside. :doh:

SharonLynette 6th May 2013 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bdc (Post 339766)
Btw you're right More and The Valley aren't Flipside. :doh:

They still look good!

Slippery Jack 6th May 2013 09:00 PM

That's Little Malcolm... and Bed-Sitting Room ordered then :nod: . . .

bdc 6th May 2013 09:37 PM

Just ordered Joanna,Deep End and Nightbirds. :)

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 7th May 2013 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by bdc (Post 339858)
Just ordered Joanna,Deep End and Nightbirds. :)

I've never seen Joanna (I'm deeply put off by the fact that it is a musical *shudder*), but both Deep End and Nightbirds are excellent. Plus, the Nightbirds release also contains a copy of Milligan's cheesy horror gem The Body Beneath!

Mojo 7th May 2013 01:34 PM

I really didn't like Joanna at all.

Love the BFI Flipsides though - Private Road, Man Of Violence, Little Malcolm, Deep End and Permissive would be among my favourites so far...

Nemesis 7th May 2013 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 339907)
I've never seen Joanna (I'm deeply put off by the fact that it is a musical *shudder*), but both Deep End and Nightbirds are excellent. Plus, the Nightbirds release also contains a copy of Milligan's cheesy horror gem The Body Beneath!

I thought Joanna was alright but nothing special - it's the extras that make it a good package. The Road to St Tropez is quite a fun travelogue with Udo Kier, while Death may be your Santa Claus is just bonkers with quite a nasty scene thrown in.

I liked most of the Flipsides that I've seen, particularly Pleasure Girls and All the right noises. Man of Violence with the Big Switch is a great package, while Requiem for a Village was quite a find. It's not for everyone though.

bdc 7th May 2013 06:57 PM

Curious about Joanna now as opinions are divided it seems. ;)

Btw the fact that The Body Beneath (in hd) is included as a bonus on Nightbirds certainly influenced my decision.


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