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Re: BFI (British Film Institute)

#1326 Post by tenia » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:40 am

Cocteau's Orphée has recently been classified by the BBFC for the BFI.
Also : Colin Higgins' Nine to Five.

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#1327 Post by zedz » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:34 pm

You can vote for your favourite BFI releases of the year (and a whole lot more) in the Criterion Forum BAFTAS: here.

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#1328 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:40 am

I don't think its fair to vote for one's favorite BFI releases when they haven't even announced November or December's releases.

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#1329 Post by swo17 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:43 am

That's why you can't start voting until December 18th

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#1330 Post by tenia » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:48 am

In all fairness, I could already pick some BFI "best of 2018" releases that could very likely remain as such even with newer announcements. The Jarman set is top notch and I'm likely to include Distant Lives Still Voices somewhere anyway, but who would know if I made up my mind already or if I waited to know the Nov and Dec releases ?
But outside of when you can vote, I'd expect people to be thoughtful about this element, and not to get too stuck on what they know already, giving some space for whatever the BFI might do in Nov and Dec, just in case. I'm already preparing these lists (because it's going to take more time this year), but I'm trying to keep an open mind.

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Re: BFI (British Film Institute)

#1331 Post by rapta » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:47 am

What A Disgrace wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:40 am
I don't think its fair to vote for one's favorite BFI releases when they haven't even announced November or December's releases.
They kinda already have I think. Red, White and Zero (Flipside 036) and separate editions of Look Back in Anger and The Entertainer showing on their web store, all for December releases. Guess they might announce one or two more though - by announce I mean show up on Amazon or their own site.

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Re: BFI (British Film Institute)

#1332 Post by MichaelB » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:48 pm

This is the BFI’s Blu-ray/DVD line-up for January – March 2019.

JANUARY 21
PINTER AT THE BBC is a new 4-DVD set featuring 10 BBC adaptations of the great British playwright’s work, spanning the period 1965-1988. Many of these have not previously been available in any home entertainment format. Highlights include 1987’s The Birthday Party starring Julie Walters and Joan Plowright.
ROGUE MALE is the 1976 BBC adaptation of Geoffrey Household’s much-loved novel. A thrilling tale of a man on the run, set on the brink of the outbreak of World War II, it stars the legendary Peter O’Toole and is directed by Clive Donner (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush). Coincidentally it also features Harold Pinter in a small role. Rogue Male will be released in a Dual Format Edition.
ORPHÉE, Jean Cocteau’s 1950 masterpiece, comes to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a 2K restoration from the original camera negatives, following its current theatrical release.

FEBRUARY 25
JARMAN VOLUME TWO 1986-1994. While the extensive content of this Blu-ray-only box set is not quite finalised yet, it will feature UK High Definition premiers of The Last of England, War Requiem, Wittgenstein, The Garden and Blue. As with Volume One, it will be packed with rare archive materials.
MAURICE (1988): This superb new restoration of the landmark Merchant Ivory adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel was re-released in cinemas this summer, introducing a new generation of filmgoers to a powerful romance starring James Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves. It will available as a separate Blu-ray or DVD set.
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI (2016): Toshiro Mifune, one of the acting legends of Japanese cinema (and star of Seven Samurai, the BFI’s best-selling DVD of all-time) is celebrated in this feature-length documentary directed by Steven Okazaki and narrated by Keanu Reeves.
BFI FLIPSIDE – STRANGER IN THE HOUSE (aka Cop-Out), a 1967 crime film about the generation gap, starring James Mason, Geraldine Chaplin and US rock’n’roller Bobby Darin, is the next addition to the strand that rescues weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presents them in new high quality editions on DVD and Blu-ray.

MARCH 18
BERGMAN – A YEAR IN A LIFE: After a theatrical run in January 2019, Jane Magnusson’s revealing new documentary that shows the darker, less well-known side of the great director will be released on DVD. In addition, there will be a limited edition Blu-ray box set featuring both the theatrical cut and the 4-part TV mini-series, which will be a must-buy for all serious fans of Ingmar Bergman.
MR TOPAZE: After being unavailable for many years, Peter Sellers’ directorial debut from 1961 will receive a Dual Format Edition release.
SEBASTIANE, Derek Jarman’s debut feature film from 1976, will be released as a stand-alone Blu-ray.

The packshots can be seen in the BFI website news story here.

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#1333 Post by Calvin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:32 am

The other centenary today is that of Margaret Tait and the BFI's new 2K restoration of her only feature film, Blue Black Permanent, is on limited theatrical release. Has anybody heard anything about a Blu-Ray release? I'll be surprised if the BFI doesn't give it one, but I would very much like to see it.

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#1334 Post by kubelkind » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:25 pm

Lux did a very nice DVD of Margaret Tait's short films a few years ago - its now long out of print and expensive. Would be nice if they or BFI or someone upgraded that to blu. The films are fantastic.

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