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Voice Over on BFI Flipside in October

16 September 2011

'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.

Unseen for decades, Christopher Monger's controversial feature Voice Over will be released by BFI Flipside in a Dual Format Edition (DVD & Blu-ray discs together) on 24th October 2011 at the RRP of £19.99.

Featuring a new HD transfer made under the supervision of director of photography Roland
Denning, from the best available archive materials, the release will have the following extras:

  • 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.