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 Post subject: Life is Sweet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:14 am 
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From the latest BFI press release:
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On 21 August Mike Leigh’s Life is Sweet gets the Dual Format Edition treatment. Leigh’s much-loved film was his third theatrical feature and stars a stellar British cast including Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman, Stephen Rea, Jane Horrocks, Claire Skinner and the unforgettable Timothy Spall as wannabe restauranteur Aubrey. Also included is Leigh’s 2012 production A Running Jump, which was made for the Cultural Olympiad and has never been previously released on DVD or Blu-ray. This marks the first time that the BFI has released any of the work of one of Britain’s most popular and celebrated filmmakers.


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 Post subject: Re: Life is Sweet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:56 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Life is Sweet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:04 pm 
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Finally, a decent UK edition of Life is Sweet. And a recent short added as well!

Seems to me BFI are increasingly digging around in the Film4 vaults...how long 'til we get When the Wind Blows, or even better; Local Hero?


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 Post subject: Re: Life is Sweet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:06 pm 
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rapta wrote:
Seems to me BFI are increasingly digging around in the Film4 vaults...how long 'til we get When the Wind Blows, or even better; Local Hero?

Both of those sound great (and Local Hero sounds inevitable given Bill Forsyth's That Sinking Feeling got a Flipside release! Perhaps it will depend on when Mark Kermode has free time to do extras for it though!), but if they are trawling Film4's vaults I'd love them to unearth Dennis Potter's only feature film, Secret Friends starring Alan Bates.


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 Post subject: Re: Life is Sweet
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:50 pm 

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Considering they've released several of his other films, I wouldn't be surprised to see them rescue Terence Davies' The Neon Bible either.


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 Post subject: Re: Life is Sweet
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:55 am 
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Full specs announced:
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Life is Sweet
A film by Mike Leigh

Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman, Jane Horrocks, Timothy Spall, Claire Skinner

Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray/DVD) release on 18 September 2017


Mike Leigh’s third feature, which opened in 1990, remains one of the celebrated director’s most admired and affecting films. Life is Sweet depicts a summer in the life of a modern working-class family surviving in Thatcher’s Britain.

This Dual Format Edition also contains the previously unreleased comedy short A Running Jump (2012) and a raft of special features unreleased in the UK, including a newly filmed interview with Jane Horrocks and an audio commentary by Mike Leigh.

Andy (Jim Broadbent) is a professional chef and DIY enthusiast who buys a decrepit burger van. His wife Wendy (Alison Steadman) helps out with the launch of a Parisian-themed restaurant, The Regret Rien. One daughter, Nicola (Jane Horrocks), suffers from bulimia and is obsessed with men and Marxism, while the other, Natalie (Claire Skinner), is an apprentice plumber who dreams of escaping to America.

This hilarious yet tragic domestic portrait features a dazzling ensemble performance and remains a potent, true-to-life story.

Special features
• Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
A Running Jump (2012, 36 mins): a sports-infused comedy short starring Eddie Marsan, produced as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad
An Interview with Jane Horrocks (2017, 14 mins): a newly filmed discussion with the acclaimed actress
• Audio commentary with Mike Leigh
The Guardian Lecture: Mike Leigh in Conversation with Derek Malcolm (62 mins, audio only)
• Original trailer
• Stills gallery
• Illustrated booklet with new writing by Ashley Clark and Will Massa, an original review and full credits

Product details
RRP: £19.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1275 / Cert 15
UK / 1990 / colour / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / 103 mins / original aspect ratio 1.85:1 // BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit) // DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital stereo audio (224kbps)


Special Event: Launch Screening followed by Q&A at BFI Southbank (NFT1) on Thursday 28 September, 6.00pm, with special guests

This new Dual Format Edition will be launched with a screening at BFI Southbank (NFT1) followed by a Q&A with Mike Leigh, Alison Steadman and Jane Horrocks on 28 September. Tickets are on sale now (selling fast): www.bfi.org.uk/whatson


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