Flipside 020: Little Malcolm

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Flipside 020: Little Malcolm

#1 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:40 am

Flipside 020: Little Malcolm (And His Struggle Against the Eunuchs)

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Delusional revolutionary Malcolm Scrawdyke (a mesmerising John Hurt) leads his Party of Dynamic Erection - Wick (John McEnery), Irwin (Raymond Platt) and Nipple (David Warner) - in an enraged battle against an unseen nemesis in this chilling dark comedy. Financed by George Harrison and based on the celebrated stage play by David Halliwell, Little Malcolm was shot in wintry Oldham by director Stuart Cooper (Overlord) and cinematographer John Alcott ( A Clockwork Orange). It won the Silver Bear at the 1974 Berlin Film Festival.

Extras
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- Original Little Malcolm trailer
- Put Yourself in My Place (Francine Winham, 1974, 25 minutes): Fraught gender relations trigger a startling role reversal in the polemical comedy staring Judy Geeson (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
- The Contraption (James Dearden, 1977, 7 minutes): In a final act of defeat or defiance, a man (Richard O'Brien) builds a sinister contraption
- Fully illustrated booklet featuring original artwork and contributions by Yvonne Tasker, John Hurt, Stuart Cooper and Mike Leigh
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Re: Flipside: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#2 Post by ellipsis7 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:09 am

MichaelB wrote:Confirmed as an upcoming Flipside release via a comment on Kim Newman's Facebook page.

More details when I get them.
Also known apparently as 'Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs'... A review/report from the Flipside screening last year...

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Re: Flipside: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#3 Post by jamie_atp » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:03 am

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

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Re: Flipside: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#4 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:26 pm

Sounds interesting - John Hurt and David Warner in a film directed by Stuart Cooper and photographed by John Alcott just prior to Overlord.

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Re: Flipside: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#5 Post by zombeaner » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:23 pm

Sounds promising

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Re: Flipside: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#6 Post by zedz » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:28 pm

colinr0380 wrote:blah blah blah blah blah Overlord.
(ears prick up; eyes bug)

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Re: Flipside: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#7 Post by antnield » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:54 am

Amazon pre-order. Release date: October 24th.

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Re: Flipside: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#8 Post by antnield » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:03 am

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A mesmerising performance from John Hurt is at the centre of this chillingly dark comedy about delusional, Hitlerian revolutionary Malcolm Scrawdyke, leading his devoted followers Wick, Irwin and Nipple in a battle against an unseen nemesis. The film was financed by Beatle George Harrison, and is based on the play by David Halliwell that was first staged by Mike Leigh. Filmed on location in a bleak, wintry Oldham by director Stuart Cooper (Overlord; The Disappearance) and cinematographer John Alcott (2001; A Clockwork Orange).

Special Features:

• Dual Format Edition: includes both the Blu-ray and the DVD of the film and the extras.
• New High Definition restoration.
• Put Yourself in My Place (Francine Winham, 1974, 21 mins): Comedy starring Judy Geeson in which a husband and wife change roles.
• The Contraption (James Dearden, 1977, 8 mins): Experimental comedy short.
• llustrated booklet featuring essays, credits and biographical information.

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Re: Flipside: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#9 Post by jamie_atp » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:10 pm

It's a shame the BFI q&a with John Hurt (and Mike Leigh out in the audience from what I recall) isn't being included.

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Re: Flipside: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#10 Post by MichaelB » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:00 am

Full specs announced:
George Harrison presents
*Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs*
A film by Stuart Cooper


A mesmerising and furious performance from John Hurt, as delusional revolutionary Malcolm Scrawdyke, is at the heart of this chillingly dark comedy. Rarely seen in almost 40 years, it is released by BFI Flipside in a Dual Format Edition with thematically related archival short films and an extensive booklet with essays and contributions from Stuart Cooper and Mike Le
Expelled art student Scrawdyke leads his Party of Dynamic Erection – with devoted followers Wick (John McEnery), Irwin (Raymond Platt) and Nipple (David Warner) – in an enraged battle against an unseen nemesis. Rosalind Ayres is both sensitive and ferocious as Malcolm’s would-be girlfriend Ann.

Based on the celebrated 1965 stage play by David Halliwell, Little Malcolm was filmed in 1974 on location in bleak, wintry Oldham by director Stuart Cooper (Overlord, The Disappearance) and cinematographer John Alcott (A Clockwork Orange, The Shining).

Financed by George Harrison, who had admired John Hurt’s lead performance in the play at the Garrick Theatre in 1965 (and preceding the launch of Harrison’s HandMade Films by five years), Little Malcolm was winner of the Silver Bear at the 1974 Berlin Film Festival. Music is by Stanley Myers (The Deer Hunter) with incidental music by George Harrison, and the film also features performances by Harpoon and Splinter.

Special features
• Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition;
• Original Little Malcolm trailer;
Put Yourself In My Place (Francine Winham, 1974, 25 mins): fraught gender relations trigger a startling role reversal in this polemical comedy starring Judy Geeson (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush);
The Contraption (James Dearden, 1977, 7 mins): in a final act of defeat or defiance, a man (Richard O’Brien) builds a sinister contraption in a dark cellar;
• Illustrated booklet featuring original artwork and contributions from Stuart Cooper, John Hurt, Mike Leigh (who directed the debut stage production of Halliwell’s play) and Yvonne Tasker from the University of East Anglia.

Release date: 24 October 2011
RRP: £19.99 / cat. no. BFIB1123 / Cert 15
UK / 1974 / colour / English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / 111 mins
Original aspect ratio 1.85:1 / Region 0 / BFI Flipside title no. 020
Disc 1: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps / PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 / PAL / PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit) (Extras Dolby Digital 320 kbps)

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Re: Flipside 020: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#11 Post by MichaelB » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:39 am

Confirmed as region-free (as is the simultaneously-released Voice Over).

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Re: Flipside 020: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#12 Post by knives » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:55 pm

Is this Dearden related to the other one? I find it difficult to believe that it's a common name, though I've been wrong before. Also has anyone seen this? Young Hurt is enough for me to pick this one up, but some discussion never killed.

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Re: Flipside 020: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#13 Post by jamie_atp » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:35 pm

This is pretty great and well worth picking up - Hurt is fantastic. It also has one of the most intense tonal shifts i've ever seen - stunned the cinema audience into silence when I saw it.

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Re: Flipside 020: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#14 Post by JakeB » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:43 am

knives wrote:Is this Dearden related to the other one?
I just googled him. Yes, he's his son.

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Re: Flipside 020: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#15 Post by antnield » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:02 am

Rock! Shock! Pop! - incl. screengrabs.

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Re: Flipside 020: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#16 Post by antnield » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:47 am

The BFI have put together a trailer.

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Re: Flipside 020: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

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Re: Flipside 020: Little Malcolm (Stuart Cooper, 1974)

#21 Post by ellipsis7 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:26 am

John Patterson featurette in The Guardian...


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