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Barbet Schroeder's More on dual format in September

3 August 2011

Barbet Schroeder (Single White Female, Maîtresse, The Valley, General Idi Amin Dada Autoportrait) created a sensation when his controversial first feature More opened in 1969, and it quickly became a cult classic. Coming to Blu-ray for the first time, it is released by the BFI in a Dual Format Edition along with a newly commissioned documentary on the story behind it.

With his exams a distant memory, German student Stefan (Klaus Grünberg) burns his bridges and hitchhikes across Europe in pursuit of adventure and the warm southern sun. Seduced by the offbeat crowd he encounters in Paris – among them the shyly seductive Estelle (Mimsy Farmer) – Stefan is soon flying dangerously close to disaster.

The film is famous for its subdued, moody Pink Floyd soundtrack, featuring some of the band's most spontaneous and eclectic work – including Green is the Colour, Cymbaline and The Nile Song.

More will be released on UK dual format (DVD & Blu-ray) on 19th September 2011 by the BFI at the RRP of £19.99.

Featuring a director-approved high definition transfer from original film elements, the release will have the following extras:

  • Making More (2011, 17 mins, DVD only): newly commissioned documentary on the story behind More;
  • Theatrical trailers for Schroeder's More, The Valley (1972) and Maîtresse (1976);
  • Illustrated booklet with new essays, biographies and notes on the soundtrack.