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Postby dws1982 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:39 am

Yesterday Criterion announced a box set of several Bergman films. There was speculation that they would do something for his centennial, but this announcement is beyond what was expecting. Most were expecting that it would be like the Kurosawa set, which had the movies without any extra features, and had a higher retail price. It's not everything he ever made--Face to Face is the most notable film missing, and a couple of his late TV dramas aren't here--but it's pretty great overview of his career, and several of these movies have never had a proper video release in the States. And at a retail of $299.99, you'll be able to get it on release day for half price from Barnes & Noble, so it's a no-brainer.

Ingmar Bergman, the visionary storyteller who startled generations of art-house moviegoers with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical questions, was born on July 14, 1918. In honor of the legendary Swedish filmmaker's one hundredth birthday, the Criterion Collection is launching an array of releases and programming to celebrate this incomparable body of work.

At the heart of this centennial celebration is Ingmar Bergman's Cinema, a thirty-Blu-ray collector's set, the most comprehensive collection of Bergman's work ever released on home video. Organized as a film festival-with opening and closing nights bookending double features and centerpieces-this selection spans six decades and thirty-nine films, including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander alongside previously unavailable works like Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life. Accompanied by a 248-page book with essays on each program, as well as by more than thirty hours of supplemental features, Ingmar Bergman's Cinema traces themes and images across Bergman's career, blazing trails through the films for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Additionally, Criterion will be releasing a series of Blu-ray editions of some of Bergman's most essential films, beginning with upgrades of The Virgin Spring (now available) and Scenes from a Marriage (available September 4) and continuing with new editions of Shame and The Magic Flute, as well as a Blu-ray upgrade of the box set A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman: "Through a Glass Darkly," "Winter Light," and "The Silence."

As previously announced, the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck will be celebrating the month of Bergman's birthday with a variety of programming, including a new entry in the original series Creative Marriages on the filmmaker's intimate collaboration with actor Liv Ullmann, and a series of Friday-night double features that pair some of Bergman's most influential works with the films they've inspired.

BOX SET CONTENT

OPENING NIGHT:

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Crisis (1946)
A Ship to India (1947)

Wild Strawberries (1957)

To Joy (1950)
Summer Interlude (1951)

Summer with Monika (1953)

Dreams (1955)
A Lesson in Love (1954)

CENTERPIECE ONE:

Scenes from a Marriage-
Television version (1973) | U.S. theatrical version (1974)
Saraband (2003)

From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)

Shame (1968)
The Passion of Anna (1969)

Fårö Document (1970)
Fårö Document 1979 (1979)

Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Winter Light (1963)
The Silence (1963)

The Virgin Spring (1960)

CENTERPIECE TWO:

The Seventh Seal (1957)

The Devil's Eye (1960)
All These Women (1964)

Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
The Rite (1969)

The Magician (1958)

The Magic Flute (1975)
After the Rehearsal (1984)

The Touch (1971)
The Serpent's Egg (1977)

CENTERPIECE THREE:

Persona (1966)

Thirst (1949)
Port of Call (1948)

Cries and Whispers (1972)

Waiting Women (1952)
Brink of Life (1958)

Autumn Sonata (1978)

CLOSING NIGHT:

Fanny and Alexander- Television version (1983) | Theatrical version (1982)


SPECIAL FEATURES AND TECHNICAL SPECS
Thirty-nine films, including eighteen never before released by Criterion
Digital restorations, including a new 4K restoration of The Seventh Seal and new 2K restorations of Shame, The Touch, Waiting Women, and The Serpent's Egg, among many others, with uncompressed monaural and stereo soundtracks
Introductions to eleven of the films by director Ingmar Bergman
Six audio commentaries featuring film scholars Peter Cowie and Birgitta Steene
Over five hours of interviews with Bergman
Interviews with many of Bergman's key collaborators, including actors Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Bergman, Erland Josephson, Gunnel Lindblom, Liv Ullmann, and Max von Sydow and cinematographer Sven Nykvist
Daniel and Karin's Face, two rarely seen documentary shorts by Bergman
Documentaries about the making of Autumn Sonata, Fanny and Alexander, The Magic Flute, The Serpent's Egg, The Touch, and Winter Light
Extensive programs about Bergman's life and work, including Bergman Island, . . . But Film Is My Mistress, Laterna Magica, Liv & Ingmar, and others
Behind-the-scenes footage, video essays, trailers, stills galleries, and more
PLUS: A lavishly illustrated 248-page book, featuring essays on the films by critics, scholars, and authors including Cowie, Alexander Chee, Molly Haskell, Karan Mahajan, Fernanda Solórzano, and many others; selections from Bergman's own writing and remarks on his work; and detailed guides to the feature films and supplements included in the set.

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Re: Coming DVDs

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:17 am

I wasn't sure I would buy the Woodfall set as I already have the Criterion sets of Tom Jones and A Taste of Honey but the set was reasonable enough to spend the money to get the other six films. I waited until Monday to order as I wanted Nothing Like a Dame to be released to order both in the same package. I received them yesterday thanks to DHL global mail express.

I love the packaging, was able to break up the set and squeeze the other six films between other Blu-rays alphabetically - I only had to remove one other Blu-ray to make room as two of the films had to fit on the same shelf, would have been too much of a squeeze otherwise.

I watched Saturday Night and Sunday Morning plus the audio interview with Albert Finney from 1982 and the on-camera interview with Shirley Anne Field from 2009. Started on The Entertainer. It looks great.

I also watched Nothing Like a Dame, which was apparently produced for British TV but was released theatrically in an extended version. The extendted version is only 80 minutes long - the old gals seem to have tired easily. Not a lot of new information, but the funniest tidbit was Maggie Smith's revelation about Edith Evans' teeth: "Dame Edith had two sets of teeth, one for speaking and one for eating. She kept the set she wasn't using in her dressing room. One day after filming (Young Cassidy ?), she was hungry, but too tired to go to her dressing room, so she sent someone to fetch her eating teeth."

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:10 am

I received my Woodfall boxset last Tuesday as expected. I flicked through the the discs and am most impressed. I haven't seen most of the films since the 1980s at repertory cinemas and already owned five of the films on DVD and funnily enough all of them were 4x3 letter boxed, so it nice to have them in anamorphic widescreen.

I have the Melbourne Film Festival in August and then off to Europe of 6 weeks during Sep/Oct and have so many discs that are high on my 'want to view' list. I hope to fit these in during July.
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Postby dws1982 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:03 am

Have not had a chance to watch anything yet, but my Woodfall set arrived on Thursday. It's a great-looking package, and I have to give BBC credit for the really sturdy box, and also glad that each film got its own (thin) case, unlike Indicator's Boettecher set or Arrow's Rohmer set, where each case housed two movies, with a reversible sleeve.

Can't wait to dig in and watch several of these. I still haven't touched my Rohmer set either (and I've had it since April), so I need to get on that one too.

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Postby Precious Doll » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:51 am

dws1982 wrote:Got an e-mail yesterday that my Woodall set has shipped. Hopefully it comes as fast as the Boetticher set did.


My Woodall if due next Tuesday. Really looking forward to visiting those film, most which I haven't seen since the 1980s.

I also received the Hirokazu Koreeda films on Blu Ray from Maborosi to Still Walking inclusive. Very impressed with the lot of them and most of the films have never looked better. I'll still keep my Criterion Still Walking because the Japanese one is scant on extras and don't have English subtitles for those anyway.
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Postby dws1982 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:29 pm

Got an e-mail yesterday that my Woodall set has shipped. Hopefully it comes as fast as the Boetticher set did.

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Postby dws1982 » Thu May 31, 2018 12:58 pm

It doesn't mean anything definitive yet, but the artwork for Casualties of War posted on Amazon has the Blu-Ray logo. BDR's can't use the official Blu-Ray logo.

Ordered the Woodfall set from Amazon.co.uk yesterday, as well as Indicator's Budd Boetticher's set.

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue May 29, 2018 3:29 am

I had read Summertime was available or coming soon somewhere, and to be honest I thought is was in Germany. One of David Lean's gems and funnily enough I have ear marked The Rose Tattoo was a revisit soon.

I'll definitely consider an upgrade. Never trust Spanish discs unless it's something new or a restored Spanish film. I had my fingers burnt a couple of months ago when I purchased the Blu Ray of Crimes of the Heart. The pictures quality was sensational but the first two chapters were out of sync. It also had Spanish subtitles which could not be removed via the menu or remote control - that's always a chance though with an foreign language discs.

Got a package today of six blu rays from the UK. A Fantastic Woman, The Square (which I can now watch without English subtitles included on the English language sections of the film), Black Venus, Metropolitan and two I intend to revisit soon that I wasn't too keen on when I first saw them, The Return & The Banishment.
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Postby Big Magilla » Mon May 28, 2018 12:14 pm

I just watched a beautiful Blu-ray of David Lean's Summertime from Paramount Japan (Region A) with perfect picture and sound. Menu is in English - Japanese subtitles are removable. IMDb. lists a 2018 German Blu-ray, but it's not available on Amazon.de which just lists the washed out Spanish and UK DVD transfers.

The Japanese import is light-years beyond the now twenty-year-old Criterion DVD. I had given up hope of ever seeing a Blu-ray restoration but here it is.

I still don't understand how this one failed to receive Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Screenplay, Cinematography and Editing and how it failed to win in the two categories for which it was nominated - Best Director and Actress. I'll always prefer Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brazzi in Venice to Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster in New Orleans.

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Postby Precious Doll » Mon May 28, 2018 4:27 am

I've got a horrible feeling Sony will release Casualties of War on BDR. They have such poor form with their back catalogue and I still can't believe that they released Toni Erdmann on BDR. I think the definitive Blu Ray edition will end up coming from Arrow or Indicator in the UK sometime in the future.

One can imagine most of the Kore-eda Hirokazu's finding their way to Blu Ray in the US/UK. Though I've bitten the bullet and purchased the Japanese editions. I can't remember Distance but I know that I didn't think much of it the first round. After Life is wonderful, such a novel and original film.

The BFI have some interesting films coming in July/August: The Comfort of Strangers, It Happened Here, Separate Tables & Eye of the Needle though I won't double dip on that one as I purchased the Twilight Edition.

Tender Mercies is coming to Blu Ray in August in Australia - hopefully in a decent transfer. Umbrella who are releasing it are hit and miss with their most recent Blu Ray release of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith coming under a lot of criticism. I watched it the other week and there is something 'off' with the transfer but I couldn't pinpoint what but one would expect better from a 'restoration'.
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Postby dws1982 » Sun May 27, 2018 6:57 pm

Precious Doll wrote:Kore-eda Hirokazu's early films (Nobody Knows, Maborosi, After Life, Distance, Hana, Air Doll and Still Walking) are all being released on Blu Ray in Japan - restored - with English subtitles, though I doubt any special features will be subtitled but one never knows. With only Still Walking already released in the U.S. by Criterion, these are must buys for any fan of Hirokazu. Incidentally, one of his most recent films, The Third Murder, will be released in July by Arrow in the UK

Maborosi was just announced for a US release by Milestone too.

Not sure when or if the others will be released--After Life was distributed by a company that went defunct after putting out just a handful of films, so I'm not sure who might have the rights; Hana was released in dubbed form by some company called Funimation; Nobody Knows was from IFC, so Criterion might could get their hands on it; Distance and Air Doll weren't released at all. I think The Third Murder is is being released by Film Movement at some point this year, although I'm not sure when.

That's a shame about 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days. For some reason, the release in the U.S. was also cropped, and even the streaming version on Hulu's IFC channel (which is usually pretty good) only had the cropped version.

Casualties of War is being released by Sony in July. No word on whether it's the theatrical version of extended version (which DePalma prefers to the theatrical version), or whether this is a pressed disc or a BDR. Sony has released several films on BDR's over the past few years. This is one of DePalma's greatest movies in my mind, so I'll definitely be getting it. I know it's been released overseas, so if the US version is a BDR, I may get a Region B copy, especially if I can find it cheaper.

And I just realized that my post about the BFI's Woodfall release was just above your post about the very same subject. As soon as I read it on another board, I came over and posted it without reading anything in this thread. Sorry about that!

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue May 08, 2018 4:13 am

For Oscar completists Broadway Hostess (1935) makes its DVD premier via Warner Archives in May.
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Postby Precious Doll » Wed May 02, 2018 5:42 am

Warning alert:

If anyone was considering purchasing the English Blu Ray of 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days don't. Artificial Eye have released the film in the incorrect ratio of 1:85:1 and not the original theatrical ratio of 2:39:1. Also, it has been confirmed that the Blu Ray is not open-matte but cropped on the sides.
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Postby Precious Doll » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:22 am

There are a number of interesting releases from around the globe coming in the next few months.

Criterion are releasing a boxset of von Sternberg/Dietrich in Hollywood - a great opportunity to get rid of those ordinary DVDs;

France have released See You Up There (Region Free) & Redoubtable (Region B locked) on Blu Ray with English subtitles. The one downside is that the special features lack English subtitles, which is a particular shame with See You Up There as the special features make up a second disc and it's jam-packed. The quality of both releases in outstanding and there is virtually no chance of See You Up There seeing a Blu Ray release outside of France. Cohen Media have the US rights to Redoubtable and released it in cinemas last week under a different title, Godard Mon Amour, and it will probably turn up on Blu Ray in the US given Cohen Media release most of their titles in this format;

Kore-eda Hirokazu's early films (Nobody Knows, Maborosi, After Life, Distance, Hana, Air Doll and Still Walking) are all being released on Blu Ray in Japan - restored - with English subtitles, though I doubt any special features will be subtitled but one never knows. With only Still Walking already released in the U.S. by Criterion, these are must buys for any fan of Hirokazu. Incidentally, one of his most recent films, The Third Murder, will be released in July by Arrow in the UK;

Dennis Hoppers little seen The Last Movie is also finally due for release later in the year, in the both the US & UK;

The second and final BFI boxset of Derek Jarman's work is due to be released in November I believe;

And finally Shout Factory have done a deal with Warners to release a number of titles. So far only Warner owned horror films have been announced but I believe they will be branching out into other genres and their are some real gems coming later in the year. I'm hoping for titles like Crusing, Fast Walking, Brewster McCloud, Personal Best, Heart Beat, etc.
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Postby dws1982 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:27 pm

BFI is releasing WOOFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA next month, so if you're region-free, this seems like a must-buy. Glad I've held off on the Criterion of some of these, because I'll come out cheaper with this in the long-run, and get some movies (e.g., The Entertainer) that might not get a release in the States.

WOODFALL: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA

DISC ONE: LOOK BACK IN ANGER

Working Class Heroes: The Stories that Changed British Cinema (2018, 47 mins)
A panel discussion hosted by Danny Leigh, in which actors Rita Tushingham, Tom Courtenay and Joely Richardson, journalist Paris Lees and filmmaker Jez Butterworth explore the gritty stories brought to life by Woodfall Films.

George Devine Memorial Play: Look Back in Anger (Peter Whitehead, 1966, 17 mins)
Footage of charity performance at the Old Vic in order to create an endowment for the George Devine Award. Made by Peter Whitehead, starring Kenneth Haigh as Jimmy Porter and Gary Raymond as Cliff Lewis.

Oswald Morris Remembers Woodfall (Alan Van Wijgerden, 1993, 24 mins)
Cinematographer Oswald Morris reminisces about his work with Tony Richardson and Woodfall in this interview from 1993.

Ten Bob in Winter (Lloyd Reckord, 1963, 12 mins)
A BFI Experimental Film Fund short film set in Notting Hill, directed by the Jamaican-born Lloyd Reckord with a score by the Joe Harriott Quintet

Trailer (3 mins)

Stills Gallery (2 mins)

EXTRAS TOTAL = 105 mins
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DISC TWO: THE ENTERTAINER

George Devine Memorial Play: The Entertainer, Sequence One and Two (Peter Whitehead, 1966, 6 + 5 mins)
Footage of charity performance at the Old Vic in order to create an endowment for the George Devine Award. Made by Peter Whitehead, starring Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice.

O Dreamland (Lindsay Anderson, 1953, 12 mins)
Lindsay Anderson’s ground-breaking short film about a Margate amusement park, which helped to launch the Free Cinema documentary movement.

Panoramic View of the Morecambe Sea Front (Mitchell and Kenyon, 1901, 2 mins)
Parade on West End Pier, Morecambe (Mitchell and Kenyon, 1901, 2 mins)
Parade on West End Pier, Morecambe (2) (Mitchell and Kenyon, 1901, 2 mins)
Parade on Morecambe Central Pier (Mitchell and Kenyon, 1902, 3 mins)
Morecambe Promenade & Winter Gardens (Mitchell and Kenyon, 1901, 2 mins)
Morecambe Pier (Mitchell and Kenyon, 1900, 1 mins)
Scenes by the Stone Jetty, Morecambe (Mitchell and Kenyon, 1901, 2 mins)
Morecambe Carnival - Topical Budget 944-2 (1929, 1 min)
A selection of Mitchell and Kenyon and Topical Budget films preserved at the BFI National Archive.

Lancashire Coast (John Taylor, 1957, 15 mins)
A British Transport Film travelogue of Lancashire shot by David Watkin, DoP on THE KNACK…and how to get it.

Stills Gallery (4 mins)

EXTRAS TOTAL = 57 mins
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DISC THREE: SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING
(NB: this is the 2009 release repackaged)

Commentary by film historian Robert Murphy, writer Alan Silllitoe and cinematographer Freddie Francis.
Feature-length audio commentary recorded in 2002

Albert Finney Interview (2009, 4 mins)
Excerpt from a 1982 Guardian Interview at the National Film Theatre where Albert Finney was in conversation with Michael Billington – played over stills.

Shirley Anne Field on Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Caroline Millar, 2009, 10 mins)
The actress reflects on Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and working with Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson.

We are the Lambeth Boys (Karel Reisz, 1959, 51 mins)
A Free Cinema documentary following a group of Lambeth teenagers. Shot by Free Cinema and Woodfall regular, Walter Lassally and with music by Johnny Dankworth who also features in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

EXTRAS TOTAL = 153 mins
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DISC FOUR: A TASTE OF HONEY

Commentary by Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan and Murray Melvin
Feature-length audio commentary recorded in 2002.

Walter Lassally Video Essay (2002, 21 mins)
Walter Lassally explains some of the decisions and techniques used on A Taste of Honey.

50th Anniversary Q&A with Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin and Walter Lassally (2011, 15 mins)
To mark the 50th anniversary of the cinema release of A Taste of Honey, stars Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin, and cinematographer Walter Lassally take part in an onstage discussion with BFI curator Josephine Botting. Recorded at BFI Southbank on 7th November 2011.

A Taste of Honey from Stage to Screen – A Journey with Murray Melvin (2018, 25 mins)
Murray Melvin recounts the first stage production of Shelagh Delaney’s A Taste of Honey (1958) by Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop. Reminiscing on his role in both the play and Tony Richardson’s film.

Rita Tushingham on A Taste of Honey (2018, 15 mins)
Rita Tushingham reminisces about working with Tony Richardson on A Taste of Honey.

Holiday (John Taylor, 1957, 18 mins)
Another British Transport Film, this one extolling the attractions at Blackpool. Shot by David Watkin, with music by The Chris Barber Band, who also features in Look Back in Anger and the Free Cinema film Momma Don’t Allow (Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson, 1956).

Stills Gallery (5 mins)

EXTRAS TOTAL = 199 mins
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DISC FIVE: THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
(NB: this is the 2009 release repackaged)

Commentary by Tom Courtenay and Alan Sillitoe moderated by Robert Murphy
Feature-length audio commentary recorded in 2002.

Walter Lassally Video Essay (2002, 19 mins)
Walter Lassally explains some of the decisions and techniques used on The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner.

Momma Don’t Allow (Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson, 1956, 22 mins)
A Free Cinema short filmed over nine Saturdays at Art and Viv Sanders’ Wood Green Jazz Club. Shot by Walter Lassally and featuring the Chris Barber Jazz Band.

EXTRAS TOTAL = 145 mins
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DISC SIX: TOM JONES (DIRECTOR’S CUT)
(NB: first time available in the UK without cuts)

The Guardian Interview: Albert Finney (1982, 35 mins – audio only)
An extended excerpt from Albert Finney’s 1982 Guardian Interview with Michael Billington.

Vanessa Redgrave on Tony Richardson (2017, 10 mins)
Vanessa Redgrave discusses Tony Richardson’s career in this short interview shot by Criterion Collection.

USSR Today: Meeting to Mark the 200th Anniversary of Henry Fielding (1954, 1 min)
Produced by the Moscow-based Central Documentary Film Studio this newsreel-style light-propaganda magazine item documents a Moscow conference, sponsored by the Soviet Peace Committee, to commemorate the life and works of Tom Jones author Henry Fielding.

Trailer (3 mins)

Stills Gallery (Part one) (4 mins)
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DISC SEVEN: TOM JONES (THEATRICAL CUT)
(NB: first time available in the UK without cuts)

George Devine Memorial Play: Luther (Peter Whitehead, 1966, 7 mins)
Footage of charity performance at the Old Vic in order to create an endowment for the George Devine Award. Made by Peter Whitehead, starring Albert Finney as Luther.

Walter Lassally on Tom Jones (2017, 25 mins)
The cinematographer looks back over his work on Tom Jones in this interview made by Criterion Collection.

Stills Gallery (Part two) (4 mins)

EXTRAS TOTAL = 217 mins
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DISC EIGHT: GIRL WITH GREEN EYES

Commentary by film historian Adrian Martin
A new feature-length commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin

Rita Tushingham on Girl with Green Eyes (2018, 7 mins)
A new interview in which Rita Tushingham discusses working on Girl with Green Eyes.

Film Poetry: Desmond Davis (2018, 24 mins)
A new interview in which Desmond Davis discusses his career in film and his work with Woodfall.

Food for a Blluuusssshhhhh (Elizabeth Russell, 1959, 31 mins)
A freewheeling experimental short by Elizabeth Russell partially funded by the BFI Experimental Film Fund. Lindsay Anderson and Karel Reisz admired it enough to include extracts in the sixth and final Free Cinema programme in 1959.

The Peaches (Michael Gill, 1964, 16 mins)
This surreal coming of-age-film about a young women was made with financial assistance from the BFI Experimental Film Fund. Shot by Walter Lassally with music by Woodfall regular John Addison and narrated by Peter Ustinov.

Trailer (3 mins)

Stills Gallery (4 mins)

EXTRAS TOTAL = 177 mins
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DISC NINE: THE KNACK AND HOW TO GET IT

Commentary by film historian Neil Sinyard
A new feature-length commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard

George Devine Memorial Play: Exit the King (Peter Whitehead, 1966, 4 mins)
Footage of charity performance at the Old Vic in order to create an endowment for the George Devine Award. Written by Eugène Ionesco and starring Alec Guinness as Berenger.

Captain Busby The Even Tenour of Her Ways (Ann Wolff, 1967, 16 mins)
A BFI Experimental Film Fund short, Ann Wolff’s film is based on a surreal poem by Philip O’Connor and features Quentin Crisp.

Now and Then: Dick Lester (1967, 17 mins)
Dick Lester interviewed by Bernard shortly after the British and American premieres of How I Won the War (1967).

Rita Tushingham remembers THE KNACK… and how to get it (2018, 11 mins)
In this new interview Rita Tushingham recalls how she got involved in the project and what it was like working with Richard Lester.

Staging the KNACK… and how to get it (Marcus Campbell Sinclair, 2018, 2 mins)
Theatre director Keith Johnstone recalls staging the first production of THE KNACK… and how to get it.

British Cinema in the 1960s: Richard Lester in Conversation (Marcus Campbell Sinclair, 2018, 59 mins)
Richard Lester discusses his career in film with Neil Sinyard. Recorded at BFI Southbank in 2017.

Stills Gallery (2 mins)

EXTRAS TOTAL = 183 mins

BOXSET EXTRAS TOTAL = 1236 mins (20+ hours)


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