Flipside 011: The Party's Over

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Flipside 011: The Party's Over

#1 Post by MichaelB » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:27 pm

...will be out next year.

That's literally all I know for now.
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Re: Flipside: The Party's Over

#2 Post by Peacock » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:37 pm

WHOA!!!!!!!!

Michael, I didn't think we'd see it for another few years if at all.

I was at a Q&A with Guy Hamilton last year and I had the chance to ask him about The Partys Over

skip to 1:07:28 to hear my nervously asked question and for his response

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Re: Flipside: The Party's Over

#3 Post by perkizitore » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:58 pm

That's the one with Oliver Reed, right?

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Re: Flipside: The Party's Over

#4 Post by Peacock » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:37 pm

Yup

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Re: Flipside: The Party's Over

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Re: Flipside: The Party's Over

#6 Post by stephan73 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:26 am

Does anyone have any idea wether this (and the other two Flipside releases) wil be Blu-Ray only? I can only find pre-orders for BR and not for DVD...

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#7 Post by MichaelB » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:45 am

stephan73 wrote:Does anyone have any idea wether this (and the other two Flipside releases) wil be Blu-Ray only? I can only find pre-orders for BR and not for DVD...
As far as I'm aware, the BFI has no plans to go Blu-ray only any time soon.

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Re: Flipside: The Party's Over

#8 Post by stephan73 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:15 am

Apparently the next wave of Flipside discs is on Dual Format. Meaning both DVD and Blu-Ray in one package!

http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/1370 ... oduct.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Dual Format Edition: includes both the Blu-ray and the DVD version of the film and extras

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Re: Flipside: The Party's Over

#9 Post by Peacock » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:33 am

MichaelB - do you know if the export cut is the porno one?

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#10 Post by MichaelB » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:40 am

I'll need more details from you before I can answer that one!

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#11 Post by Peacock » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:50 am

Sorry I was going by Hamilton's response to my question posted above in the video I linked to, and I'm sure I read about it elsewhere, but I can't find it anymore so perhaps not.

Regardless I'm looking forward to this release a lot - will it be the full uncensored cut?

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#12 Post by MichaelB » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:59 am

You can rest assured that it'll be from the longest prints that could be tracked down - but that's all I can be certain about at present.

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#13 Post by antnield » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:42 pm

Cover art:

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Play.com listing is also stating that this will contain alternate export cut.

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Re: Flipside: The Party's Over

#14 Post by MichaelB » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:12 pm

Full specs announced
The Party’s Over (1963-65)

Written by Marc Behm (Charade, Help!) and scored by the legendary John Barry (Zulu, Thunderball, Diamonds are Forever), this controversial film originally fell foul of the British censors, forcing director Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Battle of Britain) to remove his name from the credits, but is now finally made available in a never-before-seen uncensored pre-release version.

Enigmatic young Melina (Louise Sorel) has fallen in with a group of Chelsea beatniks, catching the attention of the gang’s defiant leader Moise (Oliver Reed), but inviting scorn and jealousy from the group’s other members, including Moise’s lover Libby (Ann Lynn). But wild and drunken partying has terrible consequences, and when Melina’s fiancé Carson (Clifford David) begins investigating, the shocking truth is revealed.

Special features:
• Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
• Alternative theatrical release cut (Blu-ray only, 92 mins)
• Alternative theatrical release sequences (DVD only, 18 mins)
The Party (R A Ostwald, 1962, 16 mins): a time-capsule short about an art school get-together, with drinking, dancing and romance
Emma (Anthony Perry, 1964, 12 mins): an expressive meditation on the loss of innocence and the certainty of death, from the producer of The Party’s Over.
• Illustrated booklet featuring contributions by Guy Hamilton, Andrew Roberts, William Fowler and Vic Pratt


UK | 1963 | black and white | English language | 95 mins | Original aspect ratio 1.66:1
Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit) (Extras Dolby Digital 320kbps
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#15 Post by MichaelB » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:31 am

I can now confirm that this release is region-free.

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Re: Flipside 011: The Party's Over

#16 Post by MichaelB » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:39 pm

If you live in London you might be interested to know that the film is getting a very rare big-screen airing as part of cult film festival Cine-Excess, at the Odeon Covent Garden on Friday (30 April) at 11pm. Details here (PDF link).

The screening will be introduced by writer and genre film authority Julian Petley, who will then host a Q&A with the film's producer Anthony Perry. And some of the BFI's Flipside team will also be there, so if you do make the event, feel free to grab them for a chat.

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Re: Flipside 011: The Party's Over

#17 Post by ellipsis7 » Tue May 18, 2010 6:58 am

Interesting and engaging film, a snapshot of its time, and thematically not particularly shocking or offensive IMHO, the portrayal of immoral, dissatisfied and dissaffected youth seeming to incur the the Censor's dislike, rather than the hints at possible necrophilia... The voicover imposed before the titles in the theatrical cut, is reminiscent of that added to Antonioni's I VINTI, warning of the dangers of these irredeemable delinquents, moral retributes, dangers to society etc... For in truth the characters of THE PARTY'S OVER live in a moral vacuum, a state of nihilistic pleasure seeking existence, anticipating the materialistic existentialism of the Swinging Sixties... The young Oliver Reed's performance as Moise is a precursor to his Fagan in OLIVER...

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#18 Post by MichaelB » Tue May 18, 2010 7:40 am

ellipsis7 wrote:The young Oliver Reed's performance as Moise is a precursor to his Fagan in OLIVER...
Bill Sikes, surely?

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Re: Flipside 011: The Party's Over

#19 Post by ellipsis7 » Tue May 18, 2010 9:22 am

MichaelB wrote:
ellipsis7 wrote:The young Oliver Reed's performance as Moise is a precursor to his Fagan in OLIVER...
Bill Sikes, surely?
Yes, of course, Bill Sikes, so sorry, wasn't thinking, but now I'm sure you get the point...

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#20 Post by ellipsis7 » Sun May 23, 2010 4:47 am

Philip French in The Observer...

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#21 Post by frankiecrisp » Thu May 27, 2010 5:13 am

Ive sent my copy back unopened this sticker on the case is a nightmare and until I can be sure they have stopped putting them on the case I will be buying no more BFI dual format editions.

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Re: Flipside 011: The Party's Over

#22 Post by ellipsis7 » Thu May 27, 2010 5:17 am

As the BFI indicated the sticker merely needs a bit of patience and a roll of sellotape to daub it off, and it'll be on the outside of the cellophane on future releases and pressings apparently...

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#23 Post by MichaelB » Thu May 27, 2010 5:23 am

frankiecrisp wrote:Ive sent my copy back unopened this sticker on the case is a nightmare and until I can be sure they have stopped putting them on the case I will be buying no more BFI dual format editions.
You've already been told in another thread that the only affected editions are The Party's Over and The Pleasure Girls and that all other Dual Format editions (including the corrected Institute Benjamenta, which I assume you've now received) will have the sticker on the outside of the shrinkwrapping - as was originally planned from the outset.

But I suppose it bears repeating.
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#24 Post by RossyG » Thu May 27, 2010 5:25 am

frankiecrisp wrote:Ive sent my copy back unopened this sticker on the case is a nightmare...


The sort of nightmare that can be defeated by Sellotape, lighter fluid or WD40...
frankiecrisp wrote:...and until I can be sure they have stopped putting them on the case I will be buying no more BFI dual format editions.
The BFI (and MichaelB) have made it very clear that this was a one-off error never to be repeated. The corrected Institute Benjamenta had the sticker on the outside of the cellophane, which is how things'll be in future.

EDIT: Mr B beat me to it. :)

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#25 Post by frankiecrisp » Thu May 27, 2010 6:10 am

MichaelB wrote:
frankiecrisp wrote:Ive sent my copy back unopened this sticker on the case is a nightmare and until I can be sure they have stopped putting them on the case I will be buying no more BFI dual format editions.
You've already been told in another thread that the only affected editions are The Party's Over and The Pleasure Girls and that all other Dual Format editions (including the corrected Institute Benjamenta, which I assume you've now received) will have the sticker on the outside of the shrinkwrapping - as was originally planned from the outset.

But I suppose it bears repeating.

I know its only those affected I sent it back hoping the next batch would not have the sticker.

I have not received a new copy of Institute Benjamenta Ive spoken to HMV online twice since I sent the bad copy back and still get told they know nothing about a recall, I will be phoning once more before I order it from moviemail and write off the £12.99 from HMV.

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