Flipside 021: Voice Over

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Flipside 021: Voice Over

#1 Post by antnield » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:05 am

Flipside 021: Voice Over

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'Fats' Bannerman is enjoying success as the writer and presenter of Thus Engaged, a romantic radio serial about the lives and loves of a Regency heroine. But when grim reality violently intrudes into Fats' life, his frail fantasies become unbalanced and his ability to separate fact from fiction breaks down, with devastating consequences. Featuring a compelling central performance from the great British screen actor Ian McNeice, this controversial film from award-winning Hollywood director Christopher Monger caused a sensation upon its original release.

Extras
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- Newly mastered, under the supervision of Director of Photography Roland Denning from the best available archive material
- Repeater (Christopher Monger, 1979, 76 minutes): deconstructed crime thriller, inspired by the French New Wave, in which a woman's confession of murder is not as simple as it seems.
- Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays, biographies, original promotional materials, and recollections by Christopher Monger and Ian McNeice.

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Re: Flipside: Voice Over

#2 Post by antnield » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:33 pm

Central Books list this as the next Flipside release. (Ignore the director credit - Jean-Jacques Vierne did one of the live action Tintin released last year - this'll be Christopher Monger's 1981 feature.)

BBFC has just classified Voice Over, confirming it is the 1981 Chris Monger feature. Monger’s Repeater (a feature-length 1979 comedy thriller with Alexei Sayle amongst its cast members) has also been classified so it’s a safe bet to expect that one amongst the extras.

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Re: Flipside: Voice Over

#3 Post by antnield » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:16 am

VOICE OVER

A Film by Christopher Monger

Ian McNeice gives a finely nuanced performance as radio personality 'Fats' Bannerman who transposes aspects of his lonely, down-at-heel life to Miss Elizabeth , the romantic Regency heroine of his Jane Austen style radio series Thus Engaged. When grim reality violently intrudes into Fats' frail fantasies his ability to separate fact from fiction begins to break down.

A controversial early feature from a now-established Hollywood director, Chris Monger's Voice Over divided the critics -- whose judgments varied from 'sick and disturbing' (Time Out) to 'original and provoking' (The Guardian) -- on its release.

Special Features:

- Dual Format Edition: includes both the Blu-ray and the DVD of the film and the extras
- New High Definition restoration
- Repeater (Chris Monger, 1979, 76 mins): Experimental thriller dealing with a woman's confession of murder.
- llustrated booklet featuring essays, credits and biographical information

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Re: Flipside: Voice Over

#4 Post by antnield » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:43 am

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Re: Flipside: Voice Over

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

Confirmed as region-free (as is the simultaneously-released Little Malcolm).

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Re: Flipside: Voice Over

#6 Post by MichaelB » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:29 am

Full specs announced:
BFI Flipside presents
Voice Over
A film by Christopher Monger
Starring Ian McNeice


Unseen for decades, Christopher Monger’s controversial feature Voice Over is released by BFI Flipside in a new HD transfer, mastered from the only surviving print elements. Released in a Dual Format Edition (DVD & Blu-ray discs together), it also contains Monger’s rare experimental feature-length thriller, Repeater.

'Fats' Bannerman is enjoying success as the writer and presenter of Thus Engaged, a romantic radio serial about the lives and loves of a Regency heroine. But when grim reality violently intrudes into Fats' life, his frail fantasies become unbalanced and his ability to separate fact from fiction breaks down, with devastating consequences.

Featuring a compelling central performance from the great British screen actor Ian McNeice (A Life Less Ordinary; Oliver Twist; Doctor Who), this controversial early film from the award-winning Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Monger (The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain and writer of the multi-award winning HBO production Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes) caused a sensation upon its original release, when its subject matter was attacked by feminist groups.

Special features

• Both films presented in High Definition and Standard Definition;
• Newly mastered, under the supervision of director of photography Roland Denning, from the best available archive materials;
• Repeater (Christopher Monger, 1979, 76 mins): deconstructed crime thriller, inspired by the French New Wave, in which a woman’s confession of murder is not as simple as it seems;
• 34-page illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays, biographies, original promotional materials, and recollections by Christopher Monger and Ian McNeice.

Release date: 24 October 2011
RRP: £19.99 / cat. no. BFIB1132 / Cert 15
UK / 1981 / colour / English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / 108 mins
Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 / Region 0 / BFI Flipside title no. 021
Disc 1: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps / PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 / PAL / Dolby Digital mono audio (320 kbps)

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Re: Flipside: Voice Over

#7 Post by nolanoe » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:51 am

That certainly sounds intriguing.

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Re: Flipside: Voice Over

#9 Post by antnield » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:48 pm

DVD Outsider on Voice Over, and a separate piece inspired by Repeater.


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