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The BFI announces its July to September Blu-ray & DVD release slate

10 June 2020

The BFI has announced is Blu-ray/DVD release schedule for July – September 2020. Highlights include a Woodfall Films wonder, a Peter Sellers caper and a Frank Capra classic.

20 July 2020

The Guinea Pig dual format provisional cover art

THE GUINEA PIG (1948) | DVD/Blu-ray
Director: Roy Boulting
Starring: Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles, Joan Hickson

The Boulting brothers’ landmark British class-conflict melodrama drama gets its first ever Blu-ray release in a new 2K remaster. A working class boy is given a scholarship to an exclusive public school where he must deal with the snobbery of both his new classmates and some of his teachers.

Ther Good Die Young Dual Format provisional cover art

THE GOOD DIE YOUNG (1954) | DVD/Blu-ray
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Stanley Baker, Joan Collins, Gloria Grahame, Laurence Harvey
In this newly remastered taught, tough British thriller, amoral aristocrat Miles Ravencourt plots a daring robbery to settle his gambling debts, played out on the shadowy streets of Post-War London.

Maborosi Blu-ray provisional cover art

MABOROSI (1995) | Blu-ray
Director: Koreeda Hirokazu
Starring: Esumi Makiko, Naitô Takashi, Asano Tadanobu
Previously available in the BFI Blu-ray box set Of Flesh and Blood: The Cinema of Hirokazu KoreedaMaborosi gets a stand-alone release as part of JAPAN2020, the major BFI celebration of Japanese cinema. Koreeda’s beautifully filmed fiction-feature debut is an exquisite meditation on uncertainty and coming to terms with the past, which garnered awards at the Venice Film Festival and brought him to international attention.

17 August 2020

After Lif e Blu-ray provisional cover art

AFTER LIFE (1998) | Blu-ray
Director: Koreeda Hirokazu
Starring: Iura Arata, Oda Erika, Terajima Susumu
Also previously available in the BFI Blu-ray box set Of Flesh and Blood: The Cinema of Hirokazu Koreeda, the director’s lyrical fantasy After Life gets a stand-alone release as part of JAPAN2020.

Equus Blu-ray provisional cover art

EQUUS (1977) | Blu-ray
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright, Harry Andrews
Richard Burton stars with Peter Firth in this film version of Equus. Adapted by Peter Shaffer from his own landmark, Tony-winning play, this gripping psychological thriller that had three Oscar nominations, comes to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

21 September 2020

After the Fox Blu-ray provisional cover art

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Starring: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam
Thismadcap comedy caper starring Peter Sellers as a conman disguised as a neo-realist film director, is both a zany heist farce and a riotous filmmaking satire and comes to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

Madamoiselle Dual Format provisional cover art

MADEMOISELLE (1966) | DVD/Blu-ray
Director: Tony Richardson
Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Ettore Manni, Keith Skinner
Featuring a powerful central performance from Jeanne Moreau as a violently sociopathic school teacher, this mesmerising milestone mid-1960s thriller, a Woodfall Films production, arrives on Blu-ray for the first time.

Pocketful of Miracles Blu-ray provisional cover art

Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange, Peter Falk
This charming urban fairy tale is a classic Hollywood comedy from one of America’s most celebrated talents and was Frank Capra’s final film.

NB. The experimental and political sci-fi drama Friendship’s Death by renowned film theorist Peter Woollen has moved back to later in 2020.

Full details of each release, including the extra features, will be posted nearer to the release dates.